Nine of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Earth, grounding, steady and stable. Material concerns.
Keywords and Phrases:
Material comforts, financially independent, card of plenty.
Nine of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings
A woman stands alone, beautifully dressed in a bountiful garden that flourishes around her as she observes the falcon upon her arm. Falcons were something of a status symbol in medieval times and initially a preserve of nobility and hobby of the wealthy in England and Europe. The lone woman suggests self-reliance.
As the card of plenty and abundance, the Nine of Pentacles brings financial comfort and the enjoyment of material pleasures, or at least an improvement in finances sufficient to allow some creature comforts.
This card often turns up in readings for people who are financially independent, can stand on their own and pay their own way in life, so doesn’t necessarily represent being without relationships, although for some readers it is a sign of solitude.
If reversed, can represent a lack of principles or roguish behaviour, projects that come to nothing, excessive spending or unrestrained indulgence.
Similar or supporting cards: Ten of Pentacles (riches) The Empress (fruitful harvest)
Opposing or contradictory cards: Five of Pentacles (financial lack)
Nine of Pentacles Tarot Card Combinations:
There are five cards that can all represent an increase in finance, so in large spreads (such as the Life Spread) watch for the appearance of the Ace of Pentacles, Six of Pentacles, Seven of Pentacles, Nine of Pentacles and Ten of Pentacles, the more that appear the more the message is reinforced.
Multiple Nines in a Tarot reading highlight the ‘nearly there’ aspect, tying up loose ends and heading toward conclusion.
Two of Pentacles > Nine of Pentacles: financially pulling the rabbit out the hat after careful jiggling!
Five of Pentacles > Nine of Pentacles: rags to riches, the famine and the feast, swift turnaround in financial affairs.
Six of Pentacles > Nine of Pentacles: can indicate a substantial financial gift.
Wheel of Fortune > Nine of Pentacles: a fortuitous opportunity, one that pays off.
Seven of Pentacles > Nine of Pentacles: beavering to create your own money tree, financial abundance through your own efforts.
Seven of Pentacles > Four of Pentacles > Nine of Pentacles: working hard and saving with successful outcome.
> Five of Swords: guard against theft or being conned.
> Ten of Swords > Five of Pentacles: loss of financial position, could be substantial, take preventative measures, financial misfortunes.
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