Nine of Cups

The Nine of Cups is the “wish card” in the tarot deck, a sign that October might be bringing you the thing you want the most. What do you want? What might make you happy? Take time at the beginning of the month to contemplate your heart’s desires. Then set your intention and trust that the Universe will be working overtime on your behalf. Of course, you’ll want to make sure that you’re making wishes that are for your highest good and the good of those around you. Because we often get what we asked for – only to discover it wasn’t what we really wanted after all.

The Nine of Cups is also a social card. This month may find you attending more gatherings than usual. As the holiday season looms, people are in the mood to party now. Be open to new experiences and people. Get out there and kick up your heels! Indulge a bit. Celebrate other people’s good fortune…and your own.


Theresa Reed (aka “The Tarot Lady”) has been a full-time Tarot card reader for close to 30 years. She is the author of The Tarot Coloring Book, an illustrated tour through the world of Tarot with coloring sheets for every card in the deck. Learn more about her at


Illustration: “Nine of Cups” from the Crystal Visions Tarot by Jennifer Galasso. For more information, visit