tarot card of the day

  • The Nine of Pentacles

    The Nine of Pentacles stalked me today. I picked the 9 of Pentacles four times in a row, even after shuffling the deck between pulls. (read more about what stalker cards mean)

    It’s both funny and a bit freaky at the same time when you pick a card, look at it, shuffle it back into the deck, and… pick the same tarot card again. Multiple times. IYKYK.

    In the standard Rider-Wait tarot deck, the Nine of Pentacles is represented by a woman who looks like she could be a young aristocrat or some sort of lower royalty with a hawk on her hand, standing in front of fruit-laden, super juicy and ripe grape bushes just outside of a village near the mountains. There are 9 coins behind her and the path before her is clear.

    A richly-dressed woman stands in front of a hedge made of purple grapes and grape leaves. There are 9 yellow coins with pentagrams integrated into the bottom of the hedge. A hawk with a blinder is perched on her gloved left hand.

    What is the meaning of the Nine of Pentacles?

    I always interpret the 9 of Pentacles as material success. Achieving a state of balance after hard work. Being spiritually, emotionally, and financially settled. (The hawk on her hand represents the spiritual mastery.)

    Independence is important to her. She’s done this for herself and by herself, but she may have sacrificed relationships to reach this level of success, as she is alone in the picture.

    I just noticed the snail crawling on the ground in front of her feet, indicating that it has taken her time to get to where she is.

    What does the Nine of Pentacles mean in a love reading?

    Honestly, when I see the Nine of Pentacles come up in a love reading — especially for a person who has been working on their life/career, I interpret it similarly to above: They will continue to have a successful business and home (domestic) life, but they might not find a romantic partner in the next 3 months.

    Focus on friendships and self-care.

    What does the Nine of Pentacles mean in a career reading?

    When you draw the Nine of Pentacles in a career reading, it means that you’ve achieved great success. It can also mean a successful opportunity is coming your way.

    If the Nine of Pentacles were to represent a career, I’d say junior banker, accountant, or something that pays pretty handsomely and has to do with money, the home, or a sculptor, gardener even a park ranger.

    This could also be an RN or something like a massage therapist.

    Something to do with money, cleaning, home, tactile goods, or health.

    Ultimately, picking the Nine of Pentacles can be a good sign for questions about wealth, abundance, and manifestation.

    What else do you see? Let me know in the comments below.

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