Nine of Pentacles – Tarot Love Relationship Outcome & Reversed


Nine of Pentacles - Tarot Love Relationship Outcome & Reversed

Nine of Pentacles – Love and Relationship Outcome

The Nine of Pentacles in a Tarot reading is very positive with regard to love and relationships even if they are a bit self centered, they do give direct answers to your questions and are good hearted.

In the reversed position there is deception and your hopes of a good relationship maybe in vain.

Nine of Pentacles – As a Person, Outcome and Feelings

Honesty, positive attitude, sport, self-centredness and confidence in one’s self, self-reliance, certitude, accomplishment, directness, no attention paid to other people’s standpoint. Means to the querent: go ahead, you will succeed. Prompt arrival of things. Strong affirmative answer on questions. The effect is certain. A. E. Thierens, [1930]

Nine of Pentacles

Pictorial Key to the Tarot – Rider-Waite-Smith
By A.E. Waite (1911), tarot card illustrations by Pamela Colman Smith (1911)


A woman, with a bird upon her wrist, stands amidst a great abundance of grapevines in the garden of a manorial house. It is a wide domain, suggesting plenty in all things. Possibly it is her own possession and testifies to material well-being.

Meanings Nine of Pentacles in a Reading

Prudence, safety, success, accomplishment, certitude, discernment.

Nine of Pentacles – Reversed

Roguery, deception, voided project, bad faith.

Additional Divinatory Meanings

Prompt fulfilment of what is presaged by neighbouring cards.

Additional Meanings – Reversed
Vain hopes.

The Tarot

By S. L. MacGregor Mathers, c 1888

Nine of Pentacles

Divinatory Meanings
Nine of Pentacles – Discretion, Circumspection, Prudence, Discernment.

Divinatory Meanings – Reversed
Deceit, Bad faith, Artifices, Deception.

General Book of the Tarot

By A. E. Thierens, [1930]

Nine of Pentacles

Effect, realisation, accomplishment; positive certain fulfilment of what is presaged by the neighbouring cards, succeeding. Reversed it is said to give: Deception, bad faith, vain hope, idle promise, etc.

It is the Fire on the ascendant, First house, and consequently must be very positive in its meaning and effect. The word ‘effect’ is correct here and everything in the meaning of this card must be positive in its nature. There may be some conceit and self-satisfaction, but not without goodness of heart; self-centredness rather. The person indicated by this card must be a good sportsman and honest above all. So we can see no reason whatever, even in weak cases for addictions such as ‘bad faith,’ etc. Neither can we see ‘prudence’ in it, as one version has it. The force in it does not tolerate contradiction nor delay, does not reason, but acts at once.

The Oracle of the Tarot – Exoteric Tarot

By Paul Foster Case (1933)

Nine of Pentacles
The lunar crescent refers to 9 as Sphere of the Moon.

Time period
Second decanate of Virgo, under rulership of Saturn, from September 2nd to September 11th.

Reserve, discretion, caution, frugality; some worries over money-matters, because of slow maturing of plans; gain through careful investment.

Discouragement, troubles through theft and knavery. Occasionally, when this card is especially Well-dignified, and other cards in the layout confirm it, this represents inheritance, material gain, and much increase of goods, corresponding to the positive meaning of Saturn in Capricorn.


Further reading

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