The Nine of Cups is the symbol of emotional fulfillment. Regardless of his reputation as the "wish" card, the Nine of Cups - like all 9s- often leaves out others and focuses on the individual. That's why the Nine of Cups, in most cases, indicates situations that make us feel happy with who we are and what we have achieved. The Five of Pentacles represents struggles that come from financial obligations, loss and material concerns in general. It also shows differences and incompatibilities that cause disruptions. The combination suggests a mix of feelings, where on one hand, there is a sense of emotional fulfillment and contentment (9 of Cups), but on the other hand, there may be feelings of financial struggle or insecurity (5 of Pentacles).
The elements of the cards are Water (Nine of Cups) and Earth (Five of Pentacles). The combination suggests finding a harmonious balance between emotional needs and practical considerations or obstacles in this case. It indicates that emotional intelligence and practicality can work together to achieve stability and success.