Nine of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings

Nine of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings

What does the Nine of Pentacles card mean in a Tarot Reading?

The Nine of Pentacles is a harmonious positive card. Like all Pentacles, it is connected with the material sphere of life, and characterizes its best side: a luxurious life, financial prosperity, stability.
The card means that all the tasks are completed, the goals are achieved. Minor Arcana Tarot card Nine of Pentacles indicates order, prosperity and wealth. You can start other projects or do self-development.

Goal: The fullness of being.
Element: Earth
Planet: Jupiter, Venus
Astrological sign: Virgo


A graceful, beautifully dressed woman stands alone in the middle of a vineyard. She is rich, the vineyard is part of her property, and her estate is visible in the background. A falcon sits on her gloved left hand.
(For a detailed depiction, analysis of the Symbols and all Elements of the Nine of Pentacles Tarot Card, click here)

The Main Meanings of the Card In an Upright Position

Key Words and Phrases

Self-control. Achievement. Getting what you want. Commitment to financial security. Money. Success. Material comfort. Leisure. Fertility. Treatment. A high self-evaluation. Well-being. Pleasure. Refinement. Prosperity made possible by efforts. One-time receipt of money. Deserved success. Successful real estate and property transactions. Inheritance. Unearned income. Dividends. Ownership. Own. Investments in real estate.

Nine of Pentacles Tarot Card

Establishing real estate or property affairs. Repair. Material stability. Additional income. Satisfaction. Work for yourself. Management of your own finances. Taking care of yourself. Material benefits. Self-sufficiency. Love for nature. Love to the animals. The pleasure of being outdoors. Gardening. Caring for the environment. Privacy. Feelings of inadequacy. Money cannot buy love. Garden of earthly delights.

The main meanings of the card in an upright position

symbolizes the completion of a long work, which will not make a person happy;
advises to seek advice from a wise woman;
financial success, contentment with life, but the price is selfishness and detachment from people, but it is still not too late to fix it;
an indicator of your high professional level;
satisfaction from the work;
the sudden discovery of new personal qualities, personal growth, inner wealth;
action, exercise, positive, fulfillment, success;
wealth, profit, growth, self-confidence, control over the situation;
material security, loneliness;
safety, common sense;
material well-being, improved living standards;
difficulties behind, financial independence, income growth;
the success of profitable projects, stability, confidence in the future;
rest, vacation, enjoyment of the fruits of your labors.

Nine of Pentacles. Witchcraft Tarot by Ellen Dugan
Witchcraft Tarot by Ellen Dugan

Situation and Advice

The card depicts a woman strolling through a lush garden. She enjoys the joys of life alone. She is reaping the benefits of the wise use of her talents and resources. She is alone. She is at peace with herself and with everything that surrounds her. She controls her thoughts and her destiny. She knows her own worth, skillfully manages her affairs, but at the same time, sometimes she feels her imperfection.
The success is symbolized in the Nine of Pentacles Tarot card in many different ways.
The Nine of Pentacles reflects the desire for financial stability, promises physical comfort and material benefits. Favorable time for real estate and property transactions. Staying in the fresh air will be a lot of fun. Home renovation will take place without problems. Psychologically, this card points to the condition that psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott spoke of as follows; “The ability to be alone is one of the most important signs of maturity in emotional development”. When this card appears in the spread, you should think about how we spend the time alone.

Persons designated by Upright Nine of Pentacles Tarot Сard

Wife. Self-sufficient people or those who work for themselves. Those who always care for the environment and protect other forms of life. People with grace, beauty, skills, talent and business acumen. People who know how to wisely manage property. Those who spend a lot of time alone. Those who love animals.

The Main Meanings of the Card In a Reversed Position

Key Words and Phrases

Limited financial receipts. Unwise decisions. Addiction. Losses. Deprivation. Futility. Theft. Hasty decisions. Foolish things to do. Obstacles. The results of rash decisions. Consciousness of guilt. Illegal money. Property or real estate problems. Unplanned renovations. Delays in cash receipts. Animal problems. The burden of wealth.

The main meanings of the card in a reversed position

only symbolizes receiving money, again without pleasure;
advises not to turn to the “wise woman”, because her experience and wisdom are exaggerated;
loss of friends, loss of home;
difficulties with the law;
time to reassess your goals and personal desires;
disappointment, promises, futile expectations, failed projects;
hasty actions;
wrong choice of partners, deception, loss;
moral well-being under threat, suspicious cases;
collapse of plans, treachery, vain hopes;
threat to well-being, adverse changes;
problems in financial affairs, losses, monetary losses;
failure in business and plans, betrayal, fraud;

Situation and Advice

What you count on to succeed rests on a flimsy foundation and can collapse at any moment. No matter how much you feed the wolf, he still looks to the forest. Beware of shady deals that can compromise you. Property problems are likely. It may happen that you need to pay attention to your pet.

Nine of Pentacles. Tarot of Consequences by Corrine Kenner, Pietro Alligo
Tarot of Consequences by Corrine Kenner, Pietro Alligo

Thoughtless, hasty and even stupid actions are possible, when the questioner is not only deaf to the prompts of his own soul, but also neglects common sense.

Persons designated by the Reversed Nine of Pentacles Tarot Сard

Dishonest people. Those who feel guilty. Bad leaders.

In the Spreads

The main point is monetary wealth, stability. As a rule, a great financial situation attracts harmony in other areas of life, as well as a good mood, a sense of calmness and security.
The different positions of the Nine of Pentacles have the opposite meanings. If a upright card is success, stability, then a reversed card, on the contrary, is waste and loss. The meaning of the Arcana also depends on the scope of the question. Therefore, it is important to know the interpretation from different angles.

In an Upright Position

The upright position has the classic meaning: a cloudless life in abundance, money savings, financial stability, success.
The upright Nine of Pentacles Tarot card means material well-being, financial security and success. This was preceded by difficult times, which makes the achievements even more significant. However, the card also speaks of loneliness, and, probably, the querent alone enjoys the fruits of his labors. Maybe this is just what you need. But it is possible to continue the pursuit of an elusive sense of emotional confidence.
In the upright position, the Nine of Pentacles is considered a card of financial success, winning, large and often unexpected profits. It means a turn for the better, luck, a fortunate coincidence, material well-being and changes that make life much more comfortable. The card predicts exceptional success, which is achieved thanks to personal talents, efforts and does not spoil the personality at all. However, the person usually remains alone with his success, and it happens that he has no one to share even his joy with.
Even if now your life is not the easiest streak, the Nine of Pentacles means that everything will change soon. Perhaps you will receive a well-deserved reward for your efforts, or maybe money will come to you unexpectedly – like a win or an inheritance. Either way, you don’t have to worry about tomorrow. You can afford whatever you want.
In addition, the Nine of Pentacles indicates rest or vacation, as well as the independence and self-sufficiency of the querent. Wealth awaits you, but there are not so many people around you with whom you can share your joy. The card suggests that sometimes it is good to take a break from everyone and be alone. The main thing is that this period of “hermitism” should not drag on too long.
The meaning of the Nine of Pentacles Tarot card is safety, security. Its draw in the spread promises contentment and the best periods in life. You know how to dispose of what you have, and for this reason you receive even more. It means good luck in business on weekdays, pleasure from fruitful activity and a fulfilled goal, stability in everything, order in life, business, relationships. Lack of worries, troubles. Confidence in the future and in your partner.

In a Reversed Position:

The reversed Nine of Pentacles warns that today’s material security and comfort are threatened, and changes are coming soon. Perhaps the well-being was achieved as a result of the querent’s past actions (illegal and morally questionable).
The reversed Tarot card Nine of Pentacles indicates losses, mostly in the material sphere. Accordingly, there is instability, loss of comfort and well-being.
Appearing in a spread or fortune-telling in a reversed form, the Nine of Pentacles represents financial losses, the collapse of undertakings, constant failures, which are most likely caused by ill-considered, hasty actions of the querent himself.
Even if everything is stable in your life now, if you are well provided for and feel confident in the future, the Nine of Pentacles urges you not to relax and keep on your guard, otherwise you risk losing a lot. Failure of plans, the collapse of profitable projects, fraud, deception, theft, litigation or difficulties with the law. All of this, depending on the spread, can threaten your comfort and well-being.

Nine of Pentacles. Mirage Valley Tarot by Barbara Moore
Mirage Valley Tarot by Barbara Moore

In addition, a reversed Nine of Pentacles can indicate loneliness. Perhaps you are too fenced off from people close to you. But sincere communication is also wealth. The card encourages you not to withdraw into yourself, to let loved ones into your inner world. Their support will help you in difficult times.
The reversed Nine of Pentacles indicates loss, adverse events. The person will lose everything that he values. Loss of property, health, money, breakdown of relationships or loss of a loved one is possible. Financial loss, bankruptcy. The card foreshadows dangers, encounters with threats, possibly robbery, violence. The card also shows the destruction of the old life, loss of comfort and stability.
There is deception, lies, there is no stability in the relationship. The person is mistaken in his teachings, his thoughts. He is lost in life. There is a high risk of falling into sects or religious movements that will lead to personal destruction and loss of well-being.
Empty promises, expectations. Everything conceived suddenly collapses. Specific goals become vague, fraud. Disappointment, loss of faith in yourself, in God, people and life. Creative crisis, there is no opportunity to realize oneself, one’s ambitions and project. There is a lack of order and discipline in life, work and monetary transactions.

In the Spreads for Different situation

In an Upright Position:
In fortune-telling about the situation, the Nine of Pentacles of the Tarot portends a successful, profitable outcome, material gains, a good mood. Now is a very favorable time for active actions and new projects.
In a Reversed Position:
The reversed Nine of Pentacles in the questions for the situation is not a very good card. It means the absence of a strong stable base. Actions are risky, you can lose everything.

In the Spreads for Relationship

In an Upright Position:
The meaning of the Nine of Pentacles of the Tarot in relationships and love is a calm, even, harmonious period when two people love and appreciate each other, enjoy spending time together. At the same time, there are few bright emotions, rather stable warm feelings.
If you are currently single, then the card indicates an imminent acquaintance and the beginning of a new romantic relationship, which will become serious and lasting.
In a Reversed Position:
The reversed Nine of Pentacles symbolizes the lack of stability. Something goes wrong, and it breaks the usual comfort. There can be any unpleasant circumstances, such as deception, betrayal, problems in everyday life, or financial loss of the family. You can lay out another 1-2 cards on top for clarification.
The reversed Nine of Pentacles predicts disappointment in the partner, unfulfilled promises, unrealized hopes. Arcana can indicate people who manipulate the feelings of others in order to achieve their own selfish goals.

In the Spreads for Dates

In an Upright Position:
The relationship you enter will be happy.
In a Reversed Position:
How much are you investing in this relationship? Remember, what you sow is what you reap.

In the Spreads for Family

In an Upright Position:
After a period of uncertainty, the order is established again. You have a new routine, but it is better and more convenient than the old one.
In a Reversed Position:
It is now wiser for your family to refrain from making major purchases, especially household utensils or new furniture.

In the Spreads for Friendship

In an Upright Position:
Friends have no other feelings for you than respect and admiration. Rejoice!
In a Reversed Position:
Some of your friends are pulling you down. You don’t need these people.

Nine of Pentacles. The Game of Thrones Tarot
The Game of Thrones Tarot

In the Spreads for Money

In an Upright Position:
Good stable income, financial wealth.
In a Reversed Position:
In finance, respectively, this card means material losses, cash expenditures, unprofitable investments.

In the Spreads for Education

In an Upright Position:
You receive awards for your work and you deserve these awards.
In a Reversed Position:
You have too much free time and it affects your studies.

In the Spreads for Career

In an Upright Position:
The Nine of Pentacles of the Tarot spreads for career indicates a successful and promising career. Everything is working out, business is successfully completed, the salary is decent. Calm work without negative emotions. The card confirms a high professional level, a sense of creativity and satisfaction from their work.

Nine of Pentacles. Mirror of Fate Tarot
Mirror of Fate Tarot

In a Reversed Position:
Losing the ground under the feet. These can be project failures, unprofitable contracts, sudden work problems. Stability is giving way to chaos.

In the Spreads for Health

In an Upright Position:
The Nine of Pentacles of the Tarot is an auspicious card in matters of health, but more in the field of physical appearance. Arcana symbolizes caring for your appearance and body, the absence of aesthetic deviations.
Propensity for bowel disorders due to negligence in diet.
In a Reversed Position:
The reversed Nine of Pentacles may indicate some kind of malfunction in the body. These are not necessarily serious illnesses, but it is still worth paying attention to your condition.
Good health, but undermined by constant stress. The card may mean that the person lacks physical exercise and training.

Answer to Yes / No Tarot Spreads

In an Upright Position:
Usually “yes”, but in negative spreads it’s a “no”.
In a Reversed Position:

Self-Development Lesson

You have reached a peak in terms of material success and self-confidence. However, the Nine of Pentacles is called the “Master of Material Benefit”, so you still need to develop emotionally and spiritually.

Type of person in an upright position:

The card means a tactful, careful, attentive person. He strives for economic independence from anyone. If he does not have enough money, he seriously begins to mope. He loves animals, but with people he is unfriendly and cold.

Type of person in a reversed position:

Means a person who is empty, lazy, thoroughly false. In a relationship, he seeks only benefits, if there is none, there will be no friendship or love. Likes to compose stories, in the center of which is he himself, without caring how believable these stories sound to others.

Nine of Pentacles. Universal Key Tarot
Universal Key Tarot

Arcana’s warning

Think over your actions in case of money problems. Perhaps not everything will go smoothly in the future. Get ready for anything.

Final Advice of Arcana

Nine of Pentacles Tarot gives advice not to hoard. If you have money, that’s good, but it’s better if they works for you. Think about profitable investments or spend them on your dreams and self-realization.

In an Upright Position:
Silence is gold. Be careful not to risk money, avoid all kinds of investments. Now is the time to save and accumulate resources.
In a Reversed Position:
Stop considering others more stupid than yourself. Take a step towards relatives. If necessary, provide them with material support.


The Nine of Pentacles of the Tarot is a very warm, harmonious Arcana. Its presence in the spread speaks of a calm, stable period, material well-being. You can relax and have fun.
The Nine of Pentacles of the Tarot is a sign of order, reliability in property matters and in personal life, achievements and success. Unlike the Three of Pentacles, which indicates that one cannot stop in aspirations, the Nine is success itself and a sense of success. You have the wisdom and experience to do your business with dignity and to deal with any future challenges. Your goals have been finally achieved or will soon be achieved.


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