Visual Description of the Nine of Pentacles:
Nine pentacles are arranged throughout a luscious garden filled with grapes. A woman stands in the middle of the greenery. She is wearing a red beret and a golden robe, a sign of her wealth and status. The falcon on her left hand is hooded, showing her ability to control her mind and spirit. Her right hand rests on a coin and holds a bunch of grapes. She is not clinging to her wealth, but rather she can enjoy the “fruits of her labour” without an unhealthy attachment to it. Behind her is her house, showing that she is not just momentarily fortunate, but has true wisdom and plenty when it comes to material wealth.
Divinatory Meaning of the Nine of Pentacles:
Upright Meaning of the Nine of Pentacles Tarot Card:
The querent is in the right frame of mind to manage their finances in such a way that they maintain and build their wealth. They will appreciate their solitude during this time as it gives them time to reflect on what they need and what they may want. They can discern easily between what is necessary and what is luxury or excessive. They may also prefer to spend their time in nature as they find it calming. Gardening has a special appeal to them as it is metaphoric of their growing wealth.
“You’re feeling decidedly good about the state of your material well-being at this time. Things are going well. That doesn’t mean you suddenly came into a lot of money, but it means you know how to work with what you’ve got. You’re letting your wealth grow naturally by nurturing it. And it’s paying off.
You probably find that you value time to yourself a lot more now too. You find it relaxing to spend time outdoors and even like pottering about in the garden. It’s as if it gives you a physical sense of the way you’re working with your money. You’re not boastful about your plans or success either, but you do enjoy a higher quality of life because you understand that being healthy has a great impact on your ability to perform well.”
The querent is at ease in their own skin and they enjoy their own company. They therefore feel little urge to socialize during this time.
Reversed Meaning of the Nine of Pentacles Tarot Card:
Reversed the Nine of Pentacles indicates that the querent is living in hopes of something that will likely not happen because the approach they are taking will not bring about the outcome they want. They are being deceived into thinking they are sure to gain something, but they should proceed with caution, loss is a very large possibility at present.
“You’re busy with something that you hope is going to get you ahead somehow, but it’s more than likely that this is a quick scheme and you’re running a big risk of losing instead of gaining anything. It’s time to start thinking smarter, or I should say wiser… There is a big thrill in making a lot of money quickly, but half the thrill is because of the risk involved. Now is definitely not the time to invest time, energy or resources into something that promises a big reward in a short period of time.
You need to think long term and take the safer option. Be cautious, even cautiously optimistic, but definitely don’t take any risks.”
The querent is unlucky at this time and should not gamble with anything of value to them. They are sure to come out second best, worse for wear and possibly with nothing left.