What does the nine of pentacles tarot card mean?

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The nine of pentacles is part of the Minor Arcana deck of tarot cards and is part of the Pentacles suit.

Keywords: Independence, financial stability, confidence, luxury


All the Nines of the Tarot indicate that a specific path or cycle is coming to an end and the Nine of Pentacles refers to a certain financial situation. If you have had financial problems in the past, this card suggests that trouble is over and you are now at a point in your life when you are in a strong position when it comes to money.

Your financial situation is stable at least, if not thriving. You are living a comfortable, if not even luxurious life-style and are enjoying the benefits of all of your hard work. Now is the time to treat yourself to something you have been coveting for a while.

Reverse Keywords: Financial setbacks, overspending

Reverse Meaning

The Nine of Pentacles is all about financial prosperity and enjoying the fruits of your labour. In reverse, this card warns against taking this too far and making silly, rash decisions that could possibly lead to financial loss and end up in debt. You may have gotten accustomed to a certain way of living that may be unsustainable for a long time with your income. Another meaning of this card suggests that you are investing too much time and energy in work, obsessed with earning money to carry on this life of luxury, and are now neglecting other important areas of your life such as your family and friends. Remember, money is not the most important thing in life.

Other Minor Arcana Cards (in the Pentacles suit)