The Tarot of Eli, LLC-Minor Arcana: Thoth Tarot- 9 of Cups-Happiness & The Notoria Tarot in Light- 9 of Cups

Western Hermetic Qabalah, Tantric, Astrological, Numerical, and Alchemical Tarot Card Comparisons.

· Notoria -Thoth

Above all things, know thyself!

Thoth- 9 of Cups-Happiness

Lord of Material Happiness.


#9. In thought and word and deed, I rest my life, from day to day, upon the sure Foundation of Eternal Being.

The Notoria Tarot in Light- 9 of cups

God who gives joy.

The Tarot 9's, generally show very great fundamental force because they rest on the Firm Foundational Base of Yesod (9th Sephiroth on the Tree of Life). Yesod is the Sphere of pure-conscious- emotional power, so that means it can be used negatively or positively, depending on the self-perspective of the user. Discrimination/discernment is the key here.The Thoth 9 of Cups- is called the Lord of Material Happiness by Crowley, and is assigned the planet Jupiter in the house of Pisces. The Angels of the Decan are Saliah and Asriel.

The 9 of Cups is Yesod in Briah, influencing the Material World. Here, the benevolence of Jupiter, effects happiness and satisfaction on the Earth plane (Malkuth), by functioning through the Water of Pisces. The 9 of Cups-Happiness is a card of sensuality and pleasure, more mystical than convention allows, and less stable than the 10; Therefore, emotion is now flowing and reaching towards the mystical states of ecstasy. Here, sensual pleasure, may be felt as a religious experience as the influence of Jupiter is strong in the passive, receptive and somewhat psychic character of Pisces. Jupiter in Pisces also indicates pleasant travel by water and brings good fortune through occupations governed by Neptune. The personality inclination here is a tendency for kindness, quiet and unassuming, with an unambitious approach to life. If the planet is well dignified, there may be a more ambitious approach to occupation.


The Square arrangement of the Cups, on the 9 of Cups, overflowing into one another, suggests the 4th Sephiroth- Chesed-Jupiter and the perfection of Water force, a dreamy current of consciousness which is also reinforced by Yesod-9, being the number of the Moon. Pisces brings out the most Placid form of Water (unconsciousness/emotion), so this card is a Happiness well-spring that floods into our normal state of waking consciousness. Therefore, the recipient of this Happiness really doesn't ponder this state of happiness, it just flows from the unconscious to the consciousness without question.

The Notoria tarot in Light- 9 of cups

Invocation: Dilexi quoniam exauldiet Dominus vocem orationes meae.

The Notoria Tarot in Light- 9 of Cups, shows the Angel-Chavaquiah, bringing to our subconscious a reconciliating essence that cause one to reconsider and embrace impulses., memories, or feelings, that we have suppressed and shoved deep into our subconscious. The golem type (made of fired clay) beings in the picture, represent the images of embraced impulses, memories, and/or feelings. As one knows, repressed impulses, feelings, and memories will bubble up into consciousness at least expected times, causing frustration, injustice, pettiness, and evil behavior to people around us; often in our family unit.

The many attributes to this card are listed on the left-facing sideboard:

  1. Angelic seal. 
  2. The original Angelic classification as assigned by the Shem ha-Mephorash: Number 35: Chorus of Powers: the 5th Sephiroth-Geburah.
  3. Name of Angel.
  4. Assigned Tarot Card Number and Name : 9 of Cups.
  5. Planet-Jupiter.
  6. Zodiac sign: Virgo.
  7. Traditional esoteric assignation by Eliphas Levi and Alister Crowley: 9 of Cups-Happiness.
  8. Element sign: Upside down triangle signifying Water.

When the 9 of Cup-Happiness , is thrown during a reading, it implies:

  • Contentment and Satisfaction.
  • Everything looks and feels "rosy".
  • The querent, is enjoying self-esteem and inner joy; flowing feelings of inspiration and joy.
  • The dull thunk in this chiming joy, is that this is temporary, as Change is the stability of the Universe; "The cat is away, so the mice can play", kind of moment.
  • Before reason takes over, and finds the logical points of survival thinking that messes up "unmitigated joy".
  • The love that opens up everything.
  • Optimism and trust in the future.
  • Charity.
  • Emotional breakthrough.

If ill defined by surrounding cards in the layout it implies:

  • Self-complacency.
  • Vanity.
  • Arrogance.
  • Faux happiness of materialism.
  • Stinginess.
  • Loss.

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