Your Chosen Card – Nine of Pentacles Reversed Rider Waite Deck
When reversed, the Nine of Coins suggests a situation in which someone acts in bad faith or blocks your progress. As a result of deception or broken promises, a project may fail to materialize or need to be aborted. Perhaps you were counting on someone to keep their word, only to discover that they have left you in the lurch. You may end up feeling isolated or sensing that security has been compromised. Having carefully planned and cultivated your garden, you discover that the time has not yet come to enjoy the harvest.
Keywords Reversed: Deception, bad faith, loss, wastefulness, social isolation, solitariness, loneliness, aborted projects, blocked progress, slow maturation of plans, fraud, broken promises, vile behavior, a sense of entitlement, compromised security.
Timing: 10 Virgo20 Virgo. Tropical, 2 September11 September. Sidereal, 27 September6 October.
Astrology: Lovely and affectionate Venus (debilitated) in the second decan of earthy Virgo, realm of the Knight of Coins (Fire of Earth) and the Hermit (Virgo). Venus is linked to the Empress.
Number Symbolism: 9 – the final single digit, culmination, fruition, attainment.
Nine Of Coins: Solitary Attainment In Material Affairs
When Nine of Pentacles is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Nine of Pentacles is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Nine of Pentacles is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Nine of Pentacles using cards from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books
Complete Book of Tarot: Astrology: Quick and clever Mercury, messenger of the gods, in the second decan of airy Aquarius, realm of the Waite King/Thoth Prince of Swords (Air of Air) and the Star (Aquarius). Mercury is linked to the Magician.
Creative Tarot: You become your highest self by blending the four elements of the tarot deckCups (emotions), Wands (passion), Swords (intellect), and Coins (pragmatism)with a sense of spirituality. You can substitute morality here if you like. You remove your own private concerns because theres simply no room for them. Its a bit like the detachment taught in Buddhism or the denial of the ego in Christianity. When we let the ego rule, we get stuck with the Devil, who is ten cards up at number fifteen. Here you put aside your own needs and work from a place of virtue. Thats how you become a leader.
Complete Book of Tarot: For many years I used reversed cards in my tarot practice. More recently, however, I have taken to keeping all the cards upright. In doing so, I consider all the potential meanings of a card in a reading, both positive and negative. We can use the energy represented by any card in a constructive or a harmful manner. Commenting on the full range of meanings, including the potentially negative uses of an upright card, has the potential to empower clients to take responsibility for what is happening in their lives.
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