Key Meaning: The Good Life
The Nine of Pentacles signifies the good life. You have enough money to do what you want.
Number 9 Meaning In Tarot
All nines, including the Nine of Wands, Nine of Cups and Nine of Swords indicate completion. At this point in time, no more can be done and the results will be, what they will be. In numerology, number 9 is the end of a life cycle and represents the culmination of past efforts. This is the moment you find out how your efforts have been judged. As Pentacles refer to practical situations, when this card turns up, it means your past actions have resulted in financial freedom. Well done you! There is a feeling here of prosperity and of having managed your life well.
The Hermit tarot card is also represented by the number 9. In both the Hermit and Nine of Pentacles, we see a solitary figure on their own. What this suggests is that the ‘good life’ you experience now, is personal to you. There are many different versions of the ‘good life’. For example, for some people, it is a big house, for others it is a smaller house which is mortgage-free.
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9 of Pentacles Keywords
🥰 Upright: Financial security, inheritance, success
😒 Reversed: Loss of home or money, feeling stuck, delays
Nine of Pentacles Description
This description is based on the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. An elegantly dressed woman takes a walk in her garden. Nine pentacles grow abundantly on her vines, and her castle lies beyond in the distance. A small hooded falcon rests on her hand. One feels that this woman has achieved the perfect balance between success, happiness and understanding of the meaning of life. This happy card indicates that you are approaching a time in your life where financial freedom is possible. This freedom opens doors, allowing you to focus on what gives you joy.
This card also means that time spent in peaceful solitude and gratitude is good for the soul. The garden is a secure place to reflect, away from the harsh realities of the outside world.
LOVE: What does The 9 of Pentacles Mean when You Ask About Love?
When the Nine of Pentacles turns up in a love reading, the meaning will depend on whether or not you are in a relationship.
❤️ If you asked will I find love? – this card means that you are content on your own and therefore can be choosey. One wonders, how many marriages are driven by the need for financial security, or starting a family? If neither of these drivers are a priority for you, then you have less need to compromise on love. Love is much more likely to develop from friendship, so focus on making friends.
❤️ If you are dating someone, this card means the relationship is likely to one where both parties keep their financial or personal freedom. I don’t see you moving in together any time soon or hurrying up the aisle. This card is more associated with companionship, having someone to travel with or dine out.
❤️ If your relationship is having difficulties, this card can guide you to spend more time outdoors, in the garden or nature. The fresh air will restore your peace of mind.
❤️ This card acts as a reminder: You need to love yourself before loving another.
CAREER: What does This Card Signify when You Ask About Work?
If your question relates to work, business, career or study and you receive the 9 of Pentacles, then here is your guidance:
⭕ Your plan to work from home is successful.
⭕ In a job or business, this card indicates a time of success and recognition for your efforts. This may mean promotion, bonus or share-scheme.
⭕ Plans for retirement go well. You feel secure and enjoy your freedom.
⭕ Jobs associated with this card include: Landscaper, estate agent (realtor), interior designer, fashion and animal rescue.
MONEY: What is the Meaning of The 9 of Pentacles in a Money Reading?
If you asked the Tarot about money and finances, and you receive the Nine of Pentacles, it can mean:
💲 You have plenty of money and no longer need to worry about financial security.
💲 You retire comfortably and now have time to enjoy yourself. You may even discover pleasure in unlikely places.
💲 An insurance pay-out is generous.
💲 You buy the ‘perfect’ property, or earn a nice profit from the sale of a property.
💲 You spend money on home improvements, which turn out well.
Tarot Card Combination Meanings
“9 of Pentacles combined with Death” – You receive an inheritance
“9 of Pentacles combined with The Empress” – A business you start from home has great potential
“9 of Pentacles combined with Page of Cups” – Maternity leave is enjoyable
HEALTH: What does The Nine of Pentacles Mean when You Ask About Health?
In a health reading, the 9 of Pentacles is a sign of good health. You are literally ‘blooming’, like the garden in this Tarot card.
This card is associated with an improvement in: blood pressure and cholesterol. It can also signify a healthy pregnancy in a woman over the age of 40.
YES/NO: Does The Nine of Pentacles Mean Yes or No in a Reading?
❓ When you ask a Yes or No question and this Tarot card turns up, then the answer is YES.
TIMING: Does The 9 of Pentacles Predict any Particular Timeframe?
🕔 This card is only a timing indication when you specifically asked a timeframe question. For example, if you want to know if something will happen, and when, then you need to draw two separate cards. These are in fact, two separate questions. This is a fundamental principle to understand if you want an accurate tarot reading – and it is core to my teaching in my book Tarot in 5 Minutes.
🕔 Using my timing method, the 9 of Pentacles is about 9 years. If the card is reversed, timing will be slightly longer – so up to 14 years.
Karina’s Timing Method:
Swords are days. Wands are weeks. Cups are months and Pentacles are years. Please note this is my personal timing method. Feel free to adopt it (or not).
What is the Meaning of The Nine of Pentacles Reversed?
When the 9 of Pentacles is upside down then the woman lands on her head and is disorientated. This may mean:
✔️ You are dependent on someone financially, and this limits your options. In love, this signifies a relationship based on money rather than romance.
✔️ You experience a financial loss, either payments are delayed, don’t arrive or are not as generous as you hoped. A reversal is also associated with loss of income, loss of property, damage to property or theft.
✔️Other keywords associated a reversal include: carelessness, extravagance and waste.
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