Nine of Pentacles

Written by Jacob. Published on September 2nd, 2011 at 17:11.

Nine of Pentacles Rider Waite Tarot

Nine of Pentacles Artwork Description

“A woman, with a bird upon her wrist, stands amid many grape vines in the garden of a great house.” 1

Nine of Pentacles Associations

  • Nine: Hesitation, prudence; solidification, satisfaction, end; skill and success.
  • Element: Earth.
  • Timing: Winter; slow; patient/long-term.
  • Direction: North/forward; immobile.
  • Keywords: Earthly possessions, finances, property; physical health; work/labor, business; valuables.

Nine of Pentacles Basic Meaning

The Nine of Pentacles is about achievement. This card means all your hard work has paid off—you’re now certified in that area, or you will reap the benefits from your labor in the fields.

Additional Interpretations

“Obtaining wisdom; being happy and worthy; an appreciation of what you have; material and financial security; building a legacy for your children or loved one; monetary gratification.” 2

“A woman walks among nine ‘blossoming’ pentacles while delighting in a bird that has alighted on her hand. Like the Hermit, the woman here has retreated from the world, but unlike him it is into a private garden of beauty and pleasure. This is a card about being able to spend money on yourself, work for yourself, etc. What the pentacle suit seeks–health, luck, money, solid work-is achieved in this card. It is important to understand, however, that it is achieved on an intimate rather than grand scale, one of comfort for the self, not opulence that extends beyond the self.

This is not obscene wealth for yachts and mansions, but rather money enough for a cozy home in the right neighborhood or a small sailboat to take out on weekends. Health-wise, you may not be in shape for the Olympics, but you look good and feel good.

This card can signify a lucky windfall or payment for work well done. It could indicate a healthy bank account or making a final payment on something and knowing that you own it outright. It can also indicate a retreat to a spa or one of those beautiful bed & breakfast inns where you’re pampered and waited on hand and foot. It might, as well, indicate finally getting your own office at work, or a job position that suits you.

Or, perhaps, it is just being able to afford an apartment where you can live on your own. This card may predict only a very small paradise, but it will be private and it will be all yours.” 3

“Meaning: Prudence, safety, success, accomplishment, certitude, discernment. Prompt fulfillment of what is presaged by neighboring cards.

Reversed: Roguery, deception, voided project, bad faith.” 1

Axank’s Dream Recollection

September 01-02, 2011
One of those nights where you dream a whole bunch of little pieces of nothin’!