The Nine of Pentacles has strong ties to the Planet Mercury, which is the planet of mind and mouth. This shows that these cards refer to matters of communication and creative expression. The Nine of Pentacles also has strong ties to the Virgo astrological sign, symbolizing a strong work ethic and constructive criticism. The Pentacles suit would point towards a journey of fiscal significance.
The Nine of Pentacles shows a wealthy woman standing in a blossoming garden. She is dressed in an expensive gold robe and red beret to further show off her status. The vines behind her are heavy with gold coins and fruit. A bird perches on her hand, showing her intellect. In some depictions you can also see a large house behind her.
Upright- Independence, prosperity, abundance
The Nine of Pentacles tells the story of financial independence. When you see this in a reading, do not be afraid to practice some self care and maybe go on a shopping spree. You have a healthy relationship with money and this may be a sign that you’re accumulating more wealth than you’re spending. The Nine of Pentacles pushes you to research your investments and make sure that you’re setting yourself up for financial independence for life without becoming too obsessed with hoarding your wealth. A healthy balance is needed to reach the Ten of Pentacles, the end of the journey.
Reverse- Financial dependency, pride, hustling
When reversed, the Nine of Pentacles represents how the compulsion to hoard money can lead to corruption. There are some interpretations of this card that refer to acts of crime that are lucrative, like organized crime or dealing drugs. The phrase “any means possible” is the best to describe this card. You are obsessed with gaining wealth by any means possible and you need to really evaluate your relationship with money. Focus on what you really want and not trying to live beyond your means so that you can achieve your higher purpose in a morally sound way.
**In a yes/no reading, the Nine of Pentacles is a yes.