MANIFEST YOUR BEST YEAR YET
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Upright: Abundance, luxury, self-sufficiency, financial independence
Reversed: Self-worth, over-investment in work, hustling
The Nine of Pentacles shows a well-dressed woman standing in a beautiful garden. She wears a flowing, golden robe and a red beret; both a sign of her wealth and social status. Her right hand rests upon one of the pentacles, and her fingers wrap around the the purple grapes on the vine, symbolising that she has a healthy relationship with money and can enjoy the fruits of her labours without overdoing it. A hooded falcon sits calmly on her left hand, symbolising the woman’s intellectual and spiritual self-control. The vines behind her are heavy with grapes and golden coins, representing the fruitful accomplishment of all her desires. Far in the background is a large house, presumably belonging to the woman herself, and is a further signal of her wealth and financial security.
NOTE: The Tarot card meaning description is based on the Rider Waite cards.
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The Nine of Pentacles indicates that you have worked hard to create abundance in your life, and now you can finally enjoy the fruits of your labour. As a result of your independent efforts, self-confidence and discipline, you have attained well-deserved success and have created a secure, stable foundation for your material wealth and comfort. Now, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the luxuries and pleasures of the good life – money, leisure time, pleasure, material comfort and rest. You deserve it!
When the Nine of Pentacles appears in a Tarot reading, do not be afraid to splurge, indulge or pamper yourself, particularly if it is a reward for all of your hard work. Treat yourself to a special occasion or a personal gift, to celebrate the journey you have been on. You have already achieved so much, and while you may not be at the finish line just yet, this is your opportunity to reward yourself for what you have achieved, and re-energise yourself for the final phase.
The Nine of Pentacles also speaks of financial independence. The woman in this card has created a luxurious lifestyle, by her own actions and efforts. She encourages you to do the same – to create abundance and independence so that you can take care of yourself in the long-term. Invest wisely and seek out financial advice so that you can make the most of your wealth. Don’t rely on others to support you – create your own wealth and independence, and use discipline and self-control to stay on that path.
While the suit of Pentacles typically focuses on material wealth and gain, the Nine of Pentacles also suggests that you are in harmony with the nature that is around you. You have an appreciation for the beauty and abundance found in nature, and you are able to harness this energy to bring pleasure into your life. You may enjoy gardening or floristry, or you may simply like to pass your time in the beauty of nature with picnics or walks in the park.
The reversed Nine of Pentacles is all about self-worth. When you see this card in a Tarot reading, you may find yourself reflecting on your own sense of self-worth and value.
On the one hand, you may question whether you are really 'enough' – whether your skills are valued, whether you can charge higher prices or ask for a pay raise, or whether you can attract the right people into your life. You may be under-charging for your services, working for free or accepting a lower salary than you should. Know that you are worthy and deserve to be wealthy in all facets of the word.
On the other hand, you may be focused on increasing your sense of self-worth. Invest in yourself – get a wardrobe makeover, learn a new skill to increase your career 'value' or take a personal development course focused on self-love. Even if you are reluctant to spend money on yourself, know that it is okay to splurge on yourself and indulge in life’s luxuries, particularly if it makes you feel good and ‘worth it’.
Remember, you ARE enough. You are more than enough. You are AMAZING!
Sometimes, the reversed Nine of Pentacles can appear when you are so busy working and hustling that you have no time or energy to enjoy the fruits of your labour. For example, in an effort to build wealth, you may be working 70-hour weeks with no time for breaks, missing out on the opportunity to actually enjoy the wealth you’re creating. Know where the limit is with wealth creation – at some point you need to enjoy what you’ve created, rather than always being in hustle mode. Remember what is truly important to you. This may be a good time to retreat to a natural setting (a forest, beach, mountain or lake) to restore your energies and rejuvenate yourself.
Similarly, the reversed Nine of Pentacles suggests that you may need to release some of your focus on having to sustain a particular income and a particular standard of living, especially if this is coming in the way of other life priorities such as family or relationships. You may think you need the best of everything but, really, all you need is your family and loved ones around you. Do not be afraid to take a cut to your income for a short time or to reduce your hours at work, even if this means that you have to eat rice and beans each night for a week to make up for it! It is important that you are focused on what is most important to you. Finances may need to come second, and while you need to at least have food on the table, there may be some areas where you can cut back and reduce your dependence on material wealth.