In the upright position, this is truly a card of happiness, fulfillment, and wellbeing. Although not all of us find ourselves in those emotional (cups) conditions around Thanksgiving, movement toward a more positive outlook is helpful. Take a moment to give gratitude for what you already have—no matter how meager it may seem.
“Fake it till you make it” is just another way of saying “act as if.” When we begin to list all we are grateful for (it may take a minute to get the gratitude pump primed), it’s much easier to smile—at our children, pets, lover, friends, and even the grumpy sales clerk. And, as a bonus, when we take an “act as if” approach to being happy we are sending another message to the Divine—”more happiness, please!”
As Spiritual beings living a human experience, it is our Divine right to declare abundant happiness for ourselves in this lifetime. Meditate on the Nine of Cups this Thanksgiving holiday and be happy!