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Deirdre of the Sorrows - Nine of Cups

This card can often signify that you have been wishing for, may well come to fruition. I also see this card as signifying personal growth, whereby you are comfortable with your emotions and position as part of a union or family unit. A sense of self-honesty and respect which can play a positive role in an equally balanced or healthy relationship. In other words, if you were not content with who you are, how could you find true fulfilment with another? If you can find contentment by yourself, it should bode well for how you respond within a relationship.

In this card we see a woman sitting on a small outcrop, her attention fully focussed on the letter she is reading. The heart does indicate it is from a loved one. Deirdre has rightly pointed out the need to be careful of what you wish for. What you may find, is what you actually want in your life, whether it be a relationship etc, could very well be different to what you actually need. Therefore this card could show you are romanticising an issue, and not really keeping your feet firmly on the floor. If this is the case, we do eventually get a wake up call hopefully sooner rather than later so the issue can be rectified.
If we learn from such an experience, it can really help us avoid making similar mistakes in the future.
How many of us have had teenage romances we thought were the real deal at the time, only to realise later in life it was never destined to last? I am sure most of us cringe when we look back at how unrealistic our expectations were, but as a life lesson it would have been beneficial. It is only through hindsight though we realise this.

Deirdre has also indicated a situation, whereby what you give out could be returned in kind. Therefore if you are asking why you are finding it hard to maintain or become involved in a fulfilling relationship, this card may be asking you to look at what messages or signals you are sending out. You may find what you are attracting is not what you want, but your body language or other signals are indicating otherwise. If you are lucky enough to have found who you consider to be your soul mate, congratulations! When energies are so compatible, it is something to cherish and give thanks for the fact you have been brought together.

Once again, some are a little difficult to make out. The cup immediately to the left of the woman shows a wishbone. Yet further confirmation of what has already been said what you wish for could well come true for you.
The central cup in the line of 7 appears to show a pregnant woman. Again, if you have been trying for a baby, this may show that pregnancy is a real possibility. Once again we see a butterfly net. This could show the chasing of dreams. The two hearts could show a relationship cementing, and finally the shamrock can also indicate that good luck and fortune are coming your way.

Overall, a really nice card with some calm but exciting energies.


This cropped up when looking at a relationship issue, where the querant was not sure what was going on, where the relationship was heading etc. I used this card to look at what the other party was wanting from the relationship, to see if there was in fact a conflict of expectation. It showed there was the willingness to make a commitment, but the other party also wanted their own space at the same time. They had sort of put up an invisible fence in the form of the lined up cups, but not a tall fence. In this respect, he was sort of torn as to what he really wanted, and was sending out mixed signals. The letter was interesting, and could have indicated he found it difficult to actually talk about his feelings, but may feel more comfortable writing them down.
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