I actually spent the day yesterday learning how to better read tarot cards. In the middle of all this, I forgot to post Day Thirteen’s gallery. The card:
Nine of Cups
The traditional depictions of this card probably seem a little greedy. To be fair, I know this card’s meaning already from studying the minor cards yesterday. However, I will say that at first glance, the man tends to look greedy actually. It’s like he’s a dragon hoarding his treasure and defending it from others. Not even close to the card meaning.
Taking a moment to look at the non-traditional cards, I think I gravitate most toward the Mythic Tarot. I love the myth of Eros and Psyche. That said, I don’t think it represents the card’s theme very well. This could be because it tries to fit the meaning within the myth. So, I really do enjoy the Gilded Tarot’s representation. To me, this doesn’t convey harshness or selfishness. The man is enjoying what’s his, probably a business he built, and yet is alone. Perfect.
I love this new perspective on the Nine of Cups! This is what I want to think about when I draw this card actually. To me, the children represent who the man could be sharing his wealth with. Not having anyone to enjoy our accomplishments tends to make us aware we still lack something. Likewise, I think it’s worth noting the children don’t even see the cups of value either. They can both learn something.
“The reader can predict for the querent satisfaction in family, friends and relationships, joy and camaraderie. They will feel creative and happy. In addition, this card could be a prediction of a great dinner, an amazing party or just a wonderful night at the local pub.”