Nine of Pentacles Tarot Card
The Tarot Suit of Pentacles
The Tarot Suit of Pentacles is associated with the suit of Diamonds in standard playing cards.
The suit of pentacles is also known by other names, such as coins, discs or disks in some tarot decks.
The suit of pentacles is associated with the element of earth and material concerns. It is also associated with the season of winter, and with the direction North. As far as personal attributes are concerned, the pentacles refer to physical talents and mastery.
The pentagram (five-pointed star) is used to illustrate the pentacles in many of the most popular tarot decks. This is a Pythagorean symbol of health and knowledge. It can have negative connotations if inverted.
The 'Nines' in the tarot deck are the last of the single digit numbers. As such, they are cards of completion. Some people think of the 9 months of a human pregnancy to remind themselves that the 9s in the tarot deck can represent a physical completion. These cards represent achievement about which one can reflect on progress made and any associated gains or earnings.
Most tarot decks include a simple, positive, happy image on the 9 of Pentacles. The theme of this card is 'fulness and fulfillment'. Some decks illustrate this concept with images of a lone figure in a beautiful garden, perhaps a garden that he or she has personally created.
The 9 of Pentacles tarot card may be interpreted in many ways especially when it appears as a richly symbolic image. However, all interpretations concern success. The 9 of Pentacles may suggest that one is on the way to achieving success, that someone should enjoy his or her success, or that someone may have paid a particular price for our success, e.g. become rich but lonely.
Keywords and phrases for some of the many possible meanings of the 9 of Pentacles Tarot Card include:
- Material comfort
- Solitary success
- Solitary wealth
What about the Nine of Pentacles Reversed ?
Some interpretations of the meaning of the 9 of Pentacles reversed include:
- Set-backs, especially concerning finances
- Short-term gains achieved without firm foundations may be easily lost without warning
- Possibility of problems involving property, land or buildings, i.e. the opposite of 'material comforts' of 9 of Pentacles (Upright)