The Hogwarts House Cup – a trophy won by the House that has the most points at the end of the school year.
“The 9s constitute the last impulse on the four elements before they reach their final manifestation in the 10s. The 9s are ruled by the Moon and by the subconscious – drives and impulses that are rarely fully transparent to us and that may work for us or against us.
In the realm of emotions this influence is deeply beneficial. It gives us faith that the universe and our place in it somehow are as they should be, that they make sense. This results in a sense of deep joy, of being at one with creation, of loving and being loved. In a spread the card signifies that we are at peace with ourselves and with others. We feel blessed, and are met with sympathy and understanding in everything we try our hand at, whether it be at work, in a new friendship or with a partner.
The image for this card shows the Hogwarts house cup – whichever house wins it has been the most accomplished for that year. It is recognition of good behavior, academic accomplishment and daring and skill on the quidditch pitch – a truly rounded achievement. For an expression of the number nine there are nine small plaques on the cup, with the school crest in the center.”
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The reason that the Joy card is illustrated with the Hogwarts House Cup is a simple one: Whichever house gets the Cup, whether it be for Quidditch or receiving the most House Points, would receive much joy.