Card Meaning: Nine Of Pentacles
A falcon at her wrist, flowers on her robes, grapewines all around with a
castle in the distance, this must be a scene of an accomplishment and aristrocracy.
There is no sign of work here, even a bit of carelessness is indicated in the
detail of a snail on the ground and the woman apparently not showing any
attention on it, but even that at the end is just a small distraction for this
card. This card indicates that good decisions made by the
Seven of Pentacles and
fruits of dedication and effort from the Eight of Pentacles
results in a material abundance. Years of a good
planning and work now establish a solid material ground but also stable and
positive emotions with a solid spiritual base. There is a need for balance
between material accomplishment and spiritual deployment. Five pentacles are on
her right side, symbolizing five material senses through which we can experience
the abundance, while three pentacles are on her left side, forming a triangle,
the most stable geometric form, symbolizing a permanence of the spiritual realm on
which we must base our success.
abundance, accomplishment, refinement, material success, luxury.
solitude, financial instability, bad character, financial problems, emptiness despite success, temporary success.
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. Divinatory Meanings: Prudence, safety, success,
accomplishment, certitude, discernment. Reversed: Roguery, deception,
voided project, bad faith.
— The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite