Nine of Pentacles
Upright Meaning Guide
Nine of Pentacles Upright Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Independence, success, financial stability/security, profit, prosperity, wealth, property, abundance, rewards through hard work, collecting on investments, thriving business, status, freedom, wisdom, maturity, indulgence, contentment, self-discipline/ control/ reliance, sophistication, elegance, grace, beauty, pregnancy, birth, menopause, mature or independent woman, retirement, taking it easy
General Meaning and Interpretation (Upright)
In a general context, the Nine of Pentacles is a great omen to get as it represents success, independence, confidence, freedom, security and stability. It is a Minor Arcana card of abundance, prosperity and wealth gained through hard work, self-discipline and control and self-reliance. It signifies that you have worked very hard to create the success and status you are experiencing and now is the time to enjoy it. So indulge yourself, pamper yourself and enjoy the luxury and contentment your accomplishments bring you. The Nine of Pentacles also signifies beauty, grace, elegance and sophistication so you may find yourself enjoying the finer things in life when it appears. This card also tells you that you have gained maturity and wisdom through your perseverance. If representing a person, it usually represents a strong, confident, independent woman who is beautiful and sophisticated and has worked hard to get where she is.
Love & Relationships (Upright)
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship, the Nine of Pentacles can indicate stability and security in a relationship that gives you the freedom, independence and support to pursue your dreams. If you are in business or building your career, your partner will offer you support and encouragement. You and your partner are likely to have similar goals and will work hard to achieve them. For mature couples, it can be an indication that you have reached a point in your relationship where you can finally stop and smell the roses and enjoy the rewards of all the hard work you have put in over the years. If you are single, it can indicate enjoying the freedom and independence of being single. It can also indicate a relationship with an independent women or a mature woman who is beautiful, stylish, sophisticated, elegant or graceful. Or, it can signify that you will display those characteristics yourself. Whatever the case, anyone who wants to start a relationship with the lady represented by this Minor Arcana card will have to work hard to earn her respect or affection, she has worked hard to get to where she is and won’t allow anyone in to her life who is not worthy of being there. It can also indicate pregnancy or birth, look to supporting cards to confirm this.
In a career context, the Nine of Pentacles is a good omen indicating success, prosperity, reward and achievement through hard work and professionalism. You should be reaching a point in your career where you can enjoy the status or level of success you have attained. If you are in business, this card signifies reaching a point where the business is thriving and profits should be rolling in. You have worked hard to get to where you are and now is the time to breath it all in and enjoy it. The Nine of Pentacles can signify retirement for mature people, a time when they can finally take a step back and enjoy all the fruits of their labour. In a financial Tarot reading, the Nine of Pentacles is also a good omen representing abundance, financial independence, stability and security. If you have made investments, they may be maturing and it could be time to collect on them. Business ventures should be profitable. You may enjoying the higher status wealth brings when this Minor Arcana card appears. It can also signify searching for a property or buying a house or some land.
Money & Career (Upright)
In a health Tarot reading, the Nine of Pentacles is a positive omen indicating good health. It is a welcome sign if you have been trying to improve your health, lifestyle or fitness or recovering from an illness or injury as it indicates success achieved through hard work. Continue putting the work in and you will reap the benefits. It can also indicate a pregnancy or birth or for mature women can be signify going through the menopause.
In a spiritual context, the Nine of Pentacles tells you that the previous effort you have put in to pursuing your spiritual path will pay off leaving you full of confidence. You have gained great insight and wisdom from the journey. Spiritually, everything you need you should have in abundance when this card appears. Be sure to thank the universe and those that have helped you along the way by paying it forward.
Reversed Meaning Guide
Nine of Pentacles Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Lack of independence/stability/security, reckless spending, shady investments, working too hard, not earning your wealth, gold-digger, marrying for money/ status, sex trafficking/exploitation/work, dishonesty, deceit, theft, property damage, con artist, scams, cheap, superficial, no style, failure, lack of self-discipline, lack of sophistication/elegance, over-indulgence, miscarriage, termination, reproductive issues.
General meaning and interpretation (Reversed)
In a general context, the Nine of Pentacles reversed can indicate a lack of independence, confidence, freedom, security or stability. This Minor Arcana card in a reversed position can signify that someone may be trying to get rewards without putting the work in. You get out of life what you put in so make the effort. Also, it warns you to remember that material possessions are not the key to happiness and putting all the focus on them can cause people to become superficial and come across as cheap, shallow or tacky. Alternatively, this card can represent someone working so hard in one area of life to the detriment of other areas. There is nothing wrong with focusing on your goals but remember not to let the rest of your life pass you by. There is also an element of dishonesty or deceitfulness represented by this card so be sure you are treating others with honesty and integrity and be wary of dishonesty from others when it appears in your Tarot reading. Also, be careful not to overindulge when this card appears as it can indicate a lack of self-control. The Nine of Pentacles reversed also signifies a lack of grace, elegance, sophistication or style. If representing a person, it can represent a female who is money hungry, superficial, deceitful and reckless or who lacks sophistication, confidence or maturity.
Love & Relationships (Reversed)
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship, the Nine of Pentacles reversed can indicate a lack of stability and security. It can be a sign that you or your partner are over indulging in things or being spoiled, running up bills and expecting the other to cover the expenses, as this card reversed often indicates someone who wants all the rewards without putting the work in. It can also indicate some sort of deceit or deception in a relationship. This card will appear often for people who are in a relationship for the wrong reasons, for example those who marry for money and status rather than love. It can simply be an indication that you and your partner have become too focused on the material or superficial aspects of life and need to get back to what’s really important and reconnect with each other. If you are single, the Nine of Pentacles reversed can indicate that you may be looking for a partner for the wrong reasons or being duped by someone who wants you for your wealth or status rather than being romantically interested in you. This Minor Arcana card can indicate a relationship involving a gold digger or someone who is materialist, superficial, cheap or tacky. This person may lack sophistication, elegance, grace or style. If you are wealthy, you need to be careful about who you trust and make sure you know their motives. This card can also represent a sex worker or a victim or survivor of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Money & Career (Reversed)
In a career context, the Nine of Pentacles reversed is a not a great omen as it can indicate failure due to lack of effort. You should not expect success if you are not prepared to work for it. Alternatively, you may have been working too hard or putting so much effort into your career that you are letting the rest of your life slip by you. If you are in business, it can be an indication that you need to review your security. This Minor Arcana card can signify scams, con artists and theft of property or possessions so be very wary of who you trust, check all contracts and agreements before signing and be security conscious when it appears. In a financial Tarot reading, the Nine of Pentacles reversed can represent being financially reckless, overspending and living beyond your means. It can also represent a lack of financial independence, stability or security. If you are tempted to engage in risky financial deals, this card tells you to reconsider. It also warns you not to put your money into “get rich quick” schemes or shady investments as they are likely to result in failure and leave you broke.
In a health context, the Nine of Pentacles reversed can signify over-indulgence, lack of self-control or self-discipline leading to health or fitness issues. If you have been experiencing health issues, consider the changes you could make to your lifestyle, diet or fitness that could assist you in resolving these issues. It can also be an indicator of termination of a pregnancy, miscarriage or reproductive issues in general but you would need to look to supporting cards to confirm this. Be sure to attend any smear test or breast check appointments when this card appears just to be on the safe side.
In a spiritual context, the Nine of Pentacles reversed tells you need to show self-discipline. You may be clinging to beliefs that don’t work for you as you lack the confidence or motivation to take an independent spiritual path. When it comes to your spirituality, you really will get out of it what you put in. There are no short-cuts!