The Nine of Pentacles is all about living your best life. Ushering in a time of financial stability, security, and overall success, this Minor Arcana card is a welcome addition to any reading.
Do you desire a life surrounded by all that you love? The Nine of Pentacles represents this desire. Additionally, it symbolizes all your personal dreams. What is it that you want most? Security, freedom to travel, financial success, a peaceful existence?
Regardless of what the present looks like, the desires of your heart are not out of your reach. All of your aspirations are right around the bend.
Nine of Pentacles Key Words
Before diving deeper into the upright- and reversed Nine of Pentacles card meaning, and its connection to love, work, and life, below a quick overview of the most important words connected to this Pentacles card.
|Upright||Independence, prosperity, refinement, comfortable life|
|Reversed||Financial dependency, success at all costs, pride, trapped in a hustle|
|Yes or No||Yes|
Nine of Pentacles Tarot Card Description
To fully understand the Nine of Pentacles tarot card meaning, we will first take a look at the illustration, its colors, and symbolism.
As she enjoys a leisurely stroll in the garden of her estate, the woman on the face of the Nine of Pentacles seems to want for nothing.
Her beautiful dress is long and flowy, signifying she is not restricted in any way.
Her left hand is lifted and an exotic-looking bird rests on top, while her right hand rests on a small tower of six pentacles. Three other pentacles are shown on the other side of the card.
Yellow is the focus color for this card. The prosperous woman’s dress, the sky, her home, and the pentacles stacked just below her hand are all sun-shaded. Used to represent the following traits: intelligence, a carefree nature, and joy for life, yellow is linked to our third chakra.
The solar plexus chakra is one of personal power and independence just like the Nine of Pentacles.
This refined lady of pentacles seems to be both powerful and free. Surrounded by both wealth and a bountiful harvest of grapes, she seems to have the perfect existence.
Nine of Pentacles Meaning
Nine is the number of attainment. If you look closely at ‘9’, you’ll see that there is no end. This infinite loop is a written representation of the universal law—all energy is one.
Therefore, the upright Nine of Pentacles is a card of prosperity in every area of life including finance, relationships, and physical/spiritual growth.
Money and Career Meaning
The Nine of Pentacles represents ‘the light at the end of the tunnel’ where money and career are concerned.
Now is the time to relax and enjoy all that you have worked so hard for over the past few weeks, months, or years. If you have been struggling at work or with your finances, all of that is about to change.
Although hard work is important, the lady of the Nine of Pentacles reminds us to relish in our accomplishments. Constantly working and hopping from one project to the next will bring in money, but it can also lead to burnout.
Now might be a good time to take a vacation or buy that thing (i.e., house, vehicle) you have always wanted. You deserve it!
Love and Relationships meaning
The Nine of Pentacles often presents herself in the readings of singles looking for love. Although she appears to have it all, her mate is not present.
We will never truly know if she has a lover or not, but we do know that nine means completion. Therefore, the perfect partner for her does exist.
Could it be that her independence and self-restraint are holding her back from putting herself out there?
Figuring out what internal barriers are keeping you from finding a fulling relationship will help you move toward a lasting partnership.
When it comes to already established relationships, the Nine of Pentacles often represents partners without commitment.
In some readings, it represents a partner that is too carefree to settle down or who is better off as a friend. If you’re in a relationship that you want to take to the next level, it might be time to have a discussion about the future.
If you are already married or committed, harmony could be on the horizon. But only, if that is what you want. Maybe you’ve been struggling with communication, infidelity, or some other serious relationship issue.
Now is the time to decide if your partner is the right person to go with you to the next level or if you are better off leaving him/her in the past.
Health and Spirituality Meaning
Now is the time to get in touch with your true, authentic self.
Although material things and relationships with others are important parts of life, a connection with your higher-self is paramount.
What makes you happy? Are there things that are causing stress that you could eliminate from your life? Your physical and mental health will thank you for it!
If you’re struggling with infertility or some other difficult illness, the Nine of Pentacles could signify a shift in your situation.
Nine of Pentacles Reversed
In this paragraph, we will talk a bit more about what it means if you’ve pulled the Nine of Pentacles tarot card in the reversed position.
Are you familiar with the philosophical question ‘does the outcome justify the means?’ If so, then you know that there has always been a debate about whether not-so-good actions are okay as long as the end result is positive.
Sometimes this happens when people are too dependent on others financially, marry for the wrong reason, or take part in unethical business practices.
When reversed, the Nine of Pentacles represents how desperation for success and security can lead to actions that are corrupt. In the past, the flipped version of this card was connected to deceitful but lucrative practices such as organized crime and prostitution.
However, you don’t have to be a gangster to feel related to the overall message—all of our desires are attainable, but when you achieve success by ‘any means necessary’ happiness is fleeting.
Are you trying to ‘keep up with the Joneses’ and living a lifestyle that is unsustainable for the future? Are you putting on a ‘show’ for others in your life or social media?
If you are overspending or struggling with debt, now is the time to turn over a new leaf. Create a list of your values and goals. Think about what really is important for you.
By focusing on your true desires and not what society says you must have, independence, prosperity, and peace will come front and center.
Nine of Pentacles: Yes or No
Lady Nine from the Pentacles represents all of our hearts’ desires. Whatever it is that you are searching for or expecting, will manifest. Wealth, power, property, family, it is all possible. If you have been waiting for a reward, especially a financial one, expect it soon.
Personal independence is also key here. The answer to your yes or no question hidden inside the Nine of Pentacles is a definite ‘yes’ on all fronts.
Nine of Pentacles and Astrology
Pentacles are the cards that (mostly) deal with finances, work, and material matters and are related to the earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. These signs are known for their hard work and practicality.
The Nine of Pentacles is connected to Virgo, ruled by Mercury. Virgo is dutiful and loves to be of service to others.
Important Card Combinations
The Nine of Pentacles represents amongst other things a comfortable life and security. Yet, when combined with other cards, this meaning changes. Be ready for massive changes or huge confidence boosts! Below you can find the most important card combinations of the Nine of Pentacles.
Nine of Pentacles and the Chariot
Are you prepared to make big moves? If not, get ready! When the Chariot and the Nine of Pentacles fall in the same reading, massive changes are on the horizon.
This doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. You’ll need to practice self-discipline and control until things slow down. Doing so will allow you to reap the positive benefits of change.
Nine of Pentacles and the Lovers
Whether single or committed, your relationship is about to give you a huge confidence boost. This might entail your partner complimenting you or supporting a dream or vision. If you’ve been having problems with your spouse, expect things to turn around soon.
This combination with the Lovers tarot card will usher in a new phase in your relationship — one where everyone feels both accepted and loved.
Nine of Pentacles and the Seven of Swords
It’s time to step out on your own. Although most of us like the comfort of being around others, there are some seasons when relying on yourself is the only option.
This isn’t a bad thing. If the Nine of Pentacles and the Seven of Swords fall together, acting on your own is what’s best at this time.
Nine of Pentacles and Death
Death is metaphorical, but the card does represent old being replaced with the new. Your life cannot remain as it is. Even if you are afraid of change, it is time to evolve.
When linked with the Nine of Pentacles, this Major Arcana card suggests that you can make this evolution happen by focusing on your own talents. By embracing your strengths, you’ll be able to build a solid life for yourself.
Nine of Pentacles Art
I got to confess something: I’m kind of a hoarder when it comes to collecting Tarot Decks. Luckily for me, with the ever-growing number of tarot readers, so are the decks. Below you can find a small selection of beautiful Nine of Pentacles tarot cards.
Nine of Pentacles in a Reading
That’s all for this Pentacles card! If you have pulled the Nine of Pentacles in your spread, did the meaning make sense to your situation in life?
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