The Eight of Pentacles witnessed how we can grow by self-improvement, increasing our skills and investing in our future. The Nine of Pentacles shows us the independence we can achieve with those improvements. Nines tell us we are reaching the end of this current life-cycle, so new opportunities to explore our potential will arise. This is not the end; this is your next beginning.
The Nine of Pentacles is illustrated by a beautiful woman standing in a lush and verdant garden. She is surrounded by abundance. Ripened grapes grow on vines behind her just waiting to be harvested. Her personal wealth is indicated by the nine golden coins hanging from the vines. On her left hand, she holds a hooded bird of prey. On the ground before her, a snail slithers on a mission all of its own. In the background, we can see a distant, red-roofed building, two trees, and rolling hills. The sky is golden.
There are visual similarities between this card and the Empress. The flowers on the woman’s dress are the same shape and the trees in the background resemble the one on the Empress. Both women are surrounded by nature and abundance.
The Nine of Pentacles shows you have achieved a certain level of independence by virtue of your own efforts. You are beginning to reap the rewards of your work. Whether it be of a practical nature or spiritual, the abundance around you reflects back to you how you create your life. It has much to do with your attitude. You are not daunted by problems; they are opportunities for growth. You are not afraid of being alone; it is a way to reconnect with self. You are not dominated by greed; you know there’s plenty to go round.
Reversed, The Nine of Pentacles may indicate that you are too focused on the end rewards. Your sense of entitlement may get you into financial and other difficulties. Take this card as a warning that you could become obsessed with material wealth. You can change direction right now, at this moment.
Interpretations in Various Areas of Life
Your work is more rewarding than ever. You feel a sense of self-worth and accomplishment. Helping others up the ladder is now an important part of your working life. You are willing and eager to share skills that have benefited you.
If you are looking for work, then concentrate your search on jobs that mesh with your personality. You won’t be happy in an organization if you don’t agree with its basic principles.
Your love-life feels safe and secure. You have no doubt that this is because you have created the relationship on equal terms. You know that you each have individual roles and individual strengths (and weaknesses) that can bring variety and liveliness to the partnership.
If you are looking for love, then the Nine of Pentacles tells you that it’s okay to be on your own right now. Your confidence and self-worth will attract the right person in due course.
Finances are good. You have amassed savings and investments, possibly in real estate. You have no money worries at this time.
If you have had money problems, the appearance of this card suggests that they will soon dissipate. The money will start to appear in your life, or at least the opportunities to create wealth will be presented to you. When your finances do improve, build on them by putting at least 10% of your income into savings. Think about setting up different accounts for things like large purchases, gifts and emergencies. Seeing those savings growing in small increments will give you a further sense of security and attract even more wealth.
Your health enters a good phase. Your weight is normalizing; you are exercising properly and taking good care of yourself. Any treatment you are undergoing is working well.
You are starting to realize how important it is to come into alignment with who you are. You stop worrying about what others think of you because you understand that their opinion is none of your business. All that matters is how you feel. If you feel good, then your external circumstances change to match that good feeling. You know, without a doubt, that you create your reality.