Nine of Cups – Happiness
Nine of Cups happiness is the quality or state of being happy. Good fortune or pleasure. The antonym of pleasure is misery.
The Nine of Cups shows that there is a perfect balance between fulfilling your own pleasures and the pleasures you give. A very happy phase in your life.
In Picatrix the woman rises above her situation to be happy.
Book of Thoth – Happiness
The Nine of Cups is called Happiness. This is a peculiarly good card, because happiness, as the word implies, is so much a matter of luck: the card is ruled by Jupiter, and Jupiter is Fortune.
In all these watery cards, there is a certain element of illusion; they begin by Love, and love is the greatest and most deadly of the illusions. The sign of Pisces is the refinement, the fading away of this instinct, which, begun with dreadful hunger and carried on with passion, has now become “a dream within a dream”.
The card is ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter in Pisces is indeed good fortune, but only in the sense of complete satiety. The fullest satisfaction is merely the matrix of a further putrefaction; there is no such thing as absolute rest. A cottage in the country with the roses all around it? No, there is nothing permanent in this; there is no rest from the Universe. Change guarantees stability. Stability guarantees change.