Short meaning: The Nine of Cups shows you enjoying the benefits of a close relationship and feel as if all your dreams and wishes are coming true. You’ve worked hard and endured a lot to get here. These good times are a validation of your commitment, enjoy!
In-depth meaning: This is a very strong relationship card because it represents unconditional love. The relationship in question has already come through difficulty, and possibly even separation, in the past. With hindsight there may be regret about what may have happened previously, but right now, at this very moment, the Subject feels as if it has all been worth it.
This card refers to relationships that have come through trials and tribulations and survived. The people involved know each other all too well encompassing both the good and the bad. They love each other unconditionally and have forgiven each other for arguments and disagreements. This is a more sincere bond built on a truer understanding of the other person, warts and all. This will be boosting the Subject’s confidence and they should be very happy.
Notes on the image: There are nine Cups on the tree – one away from the complete 10 card. This indicates a very strong relationship which has grown beyond the disagreements. There is a lot of foliage on the tree too – but no blossom, as yet. The water is calm and running smoothly. A positive image that represents current relationships have come a long way and are now growing strongly and surely.