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Nine of Cups

A smiling madonna and child sit in front of a dark curtain. Nine cups sit on the ledge above them. A white dog, a magpie and bowl of cherries sit at her feet.

My Interpretation: Satisfaction of worldly desires.

Good health and good fortune. Successful fulfillment of wishes. Joy, fun and merriment. Social gatherings, parties and entertainment. Meeting new people, making new friends. Possibility of excess - remember to temper your enthusiasm with moderation.

(Reversed: This can indicate a drinking/drug problem, or some other destructive excess. It can also indicate arrogance. Friends may feel taken for granted if your popularity goes to your head).

Edit notes: Different to v1.0 card as I've added more symbolism to assist readers and made it more similar to the Rider-Waite card in design. I've used a Madonna and Child, as the deck wouldn't be complete without using the most common theme of artwork of the late Middle Ages and this card seems appropriate for the theme. I've also added a dog and a magpie to represent the social nature of this card (thanks, j!) and a bowl of cherries.

Dedicated to the wonderful Judy Tillinger, without whose lobbying this deck would not be getting published.

Copyright US Games Systems 2004

Apologies for small size of image, must avoid piracy.

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