Nine of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning Explained

nine of pentacles thothKeywords

  • Financial independence
  • Wealth
  • Pleasure
  • Luxury
  • Material Abundance



Meaning of the Nine of Pentacles in a Reading

The number Nine in the Tarot Cards is an “ending” card. This means that this card is associated with things drawing to a close; a sense of completion or fulfillment. The Suit of Pentacles is all about material resources, as it is associated with the element of earth which represents the physical world. Many Nines or Pentacles cards in a bigger reading such as the Celtic Cross Spread may likely talk of a greater focus on our material things. These things are usually money or career, property or even health.

The Nine of Pentacles, therefore, talks to a sense of financial fulfillment and a sense of personal independence. This is, not having to lean on anyone else for our security. We have worked very hard and now is the time to enjoy the pleasures of life. It is time to reap and bask in the luxury that we have created for ourselves – without the price tag of guilt. Angels may have guided our way and loved ones may have been patient with us as we worked hard to create the lifestyle we desire.

nine of pentaclesSymbolism of the Nine of Pentacles

The Nine of Pentacles depicts a beautiful woman dressed in fine clothing standing amongst a lush harvest. She holds a bird of pleasure in her hands. This woman represents us having completed all our hard work. So with the Suit of Pentacles being all about money and security, we know that we have come to a place where we may, at last, feel physically stable.

She is clearly enjoying life. Her feeling is a very leisurely one and there’s no one around her supporting her or holding her up. She has done this on her own, and she can truly relish the feeling of independence, both physically and financially. The harvest, of course, talks about the abundance all around us, much like the Empress Card in the Major Arcana of a tarot reading.

Nine of Pentacles in the Past

When we have the Nine of Pentacles in the past position of a 3-card tarot spread, we have recently been in a period of financial security and abundance. We could have reached a point of great personal material fulfillment, and been very secure. It is possible that we may have taken it for granted and even been a little wasteful.

Nine of Pentacles in the Present

Getting the Nine of Pentacles in the present position of this tarot spread indicates a very good, financially abundant period in your life currently. You have enough money to spoil yourself, your loved ones and your family, so take this time to enjoy every moment.

Nine of Pentacles in the Future

When you get the Nine of Pentacles in the future position of a 3 card spread, you have some good times coming up for you. This is especially related to money and personal abundance. Regardless of where you are right now, soon you will be able to stand on your feet both physically and materially. You will truly be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

nine of pentacles reversedReversed Nine of Pentacles

The Nine of Pentacles reversed can talk about a period in which we may have plenty of money, for example, but we may be wasting it or not using it to our best advantage. We may also be lacking in financial independence, and potentially leaning too hard on the people around us. We may need to cultivate a greater sense of independence in our lives and look at how we are spending money rather than possibly being unwise.

Nine of Pentacles Tarot One Card Meaning

When we get the Nine of Pentacles card in a One Card Reading, then this is a wonderful period of life in which you have achieved or desire financial independence. You wish to, or already have financial abundance, and there is a sense of leisurely enjoying of the fruits of your labour. You don’t need or don’t want to need anyone to support you, and you want to be free to enjoy the pleasures of life.

Nine of Pentacles Yes/No Meaning

The Nine of Pentacles card facing upwards in the Yes/No Tarot Reading means “yes” to your question. Your decision will give you a huge sense of financial abundance and satisfaction. You will achieve a sense of real grounding and physical security in this situation. The outcome of your choice will be fruitful, and full of abundance and joy. A word of warning, however. Just don’t take it for granted and remember to share your rewards.

If you get the Nine of Pentacles facing downwards, then at this point in time, your decision is not supported due to a lack of financial abundance or independence. So you may just simply lack the resources that you need in order to move forward. You may have to ask for help, which could make you feel rather dependent.

Summary of the Nine of Pentacles

The Nine of Pentacles is a very positive card overall. This is because it tells us that we are very close to achieving the financial abundance we have worked so hard for. It is a time of great pleasure and enjoyment of material life, of taking true joy in the material world. We have enough to spend on ourselves and on our partners and family. Our career could also be very stable indeed.

Affirmations for the Nine of Pentacles

“I take joy in the pleasures of life”

“I’ve worked hard for what I have”

“I enjoy my financial independence”

“My financial goals are very close!”

“I have more than enough”

“I will spoil myself”

More about the Nine of Pentacles

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Article Info

Date: Mar 20, 2019
Amelie Rose Estrela is an experienced psychic and recently published, esteemed lead author for the Psychic Guild since 2003. She has written hundreds of articles for the website on a range of topics covered within the psychic niche, including Psychics & Mediums, Tarot & Angel Cards, Astrology & Horoscopes (the topic of her newly-released e-book), Love & Relationships, and Spells & Magic. You can find out more about Amelie on
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