Tarot Card meaning for the Nine of Pentacles

In the Nine of Pentacles, we see a woman in a beautiful dress surrounded by riches in what appears to be her garden. Has she worked hard and received what she deserved or could it be that we just want to get to this garden without the leg work?

The Nine of Pentacles as a day card

Today, we might feel we are surrounded by riches in a garden that has come to bloom from our earlier efforts, but is it possible we simply want to be there? What does the image of the garden represent in your life? Are you there or would you like to be there? What has been planted and what is blooming now?

Negative or reversed meaning for this card

As it is a very positive card, it could indicate when we interpret it reversed, that we would like to be in the garden with the riches that this card represents. A lot of us dream about being rich (and possibly famous) one day but what do we do about it?

How this card could present itself in real life

When I go on holiday’s life feels very much like the Nine of Pentacles. I enjoy the pool in a hotel, I savour the warm weather and the food I don’t have to cook myself. I feel so very lucky that I am in the lap of luxury for a little while. What I forget is that I worked hard for the holiday, that life was demanding and stress full at times. I need to remind myself it is okay to sometimes take a break and recharge. Alternatively when life is busy and on the days I come home tired. Sometimes I am dreaming that I am still there far away on holidays.

How this card is represented in other Tarot decks

In the Crowley Tarot this card is called winning. Part of it might be luck but the harder we work the luckier we get so this card is very much in line with the image on the Rider Waite card.

In the Celtic Dragon we see a young man and his dragon relax in the forest. It looks very much like the feeling I described in the real life section. The figures on the card are relaxed, they are recharging. Life is pretty good at this point in time.

In the Osho Zen deck the card is called ripeness this relates to a previous card in the Rider Waite. In the Seven of Pentacles we were somewhat impatiently waiting for things to come to fruition and here at the Nine we have arrived. We can now reap what we have sown.

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