Nine of Cups as Love Outcome Tarot Card Meaning Sibyl Tarot

The Nine of Cups is the card of wishes coming true, contentment, satisfaction, achievements, and success. This card depicts a man sitting with nine cups around him. He is smiling and looks very satisfied. He is content with what he has. The cups around him represent emotional fulfillment. 

The Nine of Cups reminds us that wishes do come true and that success will come your way. Emotional fulfillment exists, and you deserve it all. The Universe is a place of abundance, and this abundance was meant for you. The Nine of Cups reminds us to never settle for less than what we deserve. If you are still looking for emotional fulfillment, know that it is out there and waiting for you.

Upright Nine of Cups as Love Outcome

If you are asking about what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the Nine of Cups, that means that this relationship is wish fulfillment for both of you. This card is astrologically associated with Jupiter in Pisces, a jovial and dreamy energy. Not only do you love everything about each other, your senses of humor are well-matched. You also know how to have a good time together. This is a card of feeling very satisfied with your love life. Your person sees you as a prize, and feels “victorious” and successful in love.

The Nine of Cups as love outcome is a sign of being very satisfied with your relationship. Both of you are extremely grateful for having the other in your lives. Traditionally this card is considered the card of “smugness”, so there may be a lot of envy. Even if you’re not rubbing your relationship in people’s faces, people may feel a certain kind of way about you being together. However, this shouldn’t deter you from continuing to live your best lives together. Your person may feel as though they magically manifested their ideal partner into their life.

If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the Nine of Cups as love outcome means this relationship will be your wish fulfillment. With its astrological association with Jupiter, you could have doubted this could work. With the Jupiterian energy, the two of you could have come from significantly different backgrounds. But Pisces is the sign of dreams, indicating that this relationship could be your dream come true. So give this relationship a chance. You might be pleasantly surprised, even if you had doubts in the beginning.

If you are in a new relationship, the Nine of Cups as love outcome means contentment and potential for success together. You satisfy each other’s emotional needs. Even if you both have different love languages or have demanding work schedules, you somehow manage to pull it off. You love each other so much that it doesn’t take much to please each other. This is the type of relationship where you don’t require anything fancy to be happy. You’re both just happy to be in each other’s company, which gives this relationship excellent long-term potential.

If you are in an existing relationship, the Nine of Cups as love outcome means being overall satisfied with where you are in your relationship. Even when things are mundane, you never lose sight of how lucky you are to have each other. Your happiness could spark a lot of jealousy, particularly if you two seem to require little to be happy. Try not to overindulge in PDA or rub your relationship in others’ faces, as you might come off smug and invite the evil eye. Alternatively, you both could be happy about the direction this relationship is headed. You’re looking forward to your future together.

If you are currently in separation with each other, the Nine of Cups as love outcome means satisfaction with the way things are going and where it’s headed. If you are separated by distance, Jupiter’s influence in this card indicates you find happiness from this relationship. This is especially the case if you are in an intercultural relationship. They find you dreamy and otherworldly. While others might dread being in a long-distance relationship, they love the excitement it brings. If you are inquiring about an ex you’re interested in reconciling with, they’re fantasizing about you a lot. Alternatively, they might be satisfied with their singlehood. Check the other surrounding cards for clues as to what they find “satisfying” in their lives right now.

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Reversed Nine of Cups as Love Outcome

If you are asking about what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the Nine of Cups reversed, that means that dissatisfaction could be an issue. However, first consider whether this dissatisfaction is really just a lack of gratitude. This reversed card’s astrological association with the dark side of Jupiter in Pisces can cloud our judgments. One of you may have a dreamy, grandiose idea of what an ideal relationship “should” look like. But are these ideals realistic? Are they even real?

The Nine of Cups reversed as love outcome is a sign of a lack of gratitude for what you have in this relationship. Drawing this card may indicate that things are better than you think. Let’s say your partner can’t take a hint, and they didn’t get you what you wanted for your birthday, and you’re upset about that. But, your partner isn’t abusive, and they love you. Your person has nothing but good intentions toward you. This card is reminding you that while they’re not perfect, you have some things to be grateful for. 

If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the Nine of Cups reversed as love outcome means emotional dissatisfaction. This could be due to legitimate lack of rapport or chemistry, or one of you is ungrateful for what you have. There is a sense of “wanting more” and “fear of missing out” lingering in the background. Alternatively, this could indicate getting into a relationship for egotistical reasons. Perhaps one of you wants the other because they tick certain boxes, but you feel no emotional connection toward them. Listen to your heart instead of rationalizing who makes a good partner or doesn’t.

If you are in a new relationship, the Nine of Cups reversed as love outcome means feeling like some key element of the relationship is missing. You could have a hard time putting your finger on what exactly feels off, but it doesn’t sit right with you. Something about the relationship just feels empty and unfulfilled. This is the power couple who joined forces to make everything except their own happiness happen. Assessing a relationship’s potential is necessary, but listen to your heart too. If you’re this dissatisfied this early into the relationship, consider what your relationship will feel like down the line.

If you are in an existing relationship, the Nine of Cups reversed as love outcome means discontent. You’ve made it this far, so the chemistry and attraction was there, but you’re unhappy about something now. It’s time for an assessment. Did something change, or does something need to change? The Nine of Cups isn’t the direst of cards in the Minor Arcana. Drawing this card in the reverse usually indicates the relationship is salvageable, just needs a little tweaking here and there.

If you are currently in separation with each other, the Nine of Cups reversed as love outcome means you’re both unhappy with the way things are going. If you are separated by distance, your person is extremely dissatisfied with your long-term arrangement. If you are inquiring about an ex you’re interested in reconciling with, they are not in a happy place in their lives without you. They liked it much better when you were in their lives. This could be an indication that they’ll be open to reconciliation, but make sure they’re also willing to do the work to heal the relationship.

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Conclusion

For love readings, the Nine of Cups represents emotional fulfillment and contentment. Wishes do come true, and dreams are realized. True happiness and emotional satisfaction is out there, and you should not settle for anything less than you deserve. Wholeness, harmony, belonging, and abundance were meant to be yours. 

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