The Rider-Waite-Smith card rarely strays from the mundane divination meaning of any card and the Nine of Pentacles is no exception. Here he depicts the divination meaning of inheritance or material gain. The medieval theme of a Lady of inherited wealth and her falcon, implying royalty. She is out in the lush pentacle blooming landscape symbolize continual growth and success. This continual growth is also symbolized by the roses on her gown. Everything is golden and warm and gain is all around. The female figure, subtly implies that the Goddess Venus is enjoying the fruitfulness of earth.
The Thoth Tarot- 9 of Disks (Pentacles in Golden Dawn and Rider-Waite-Smith decks) is called, Lord of Material Gain, or Gain for short. The Planet is Venus and Virgo is the sign. Angels of the Decan are: Hazayel and Aldiah.
This card is Yesod the Ninth Sephira in Assiah and/or the influence of Yesod in the Material World. Yesod, meaning foundation (shown as the moon coin at bottom), in the material world this influence is very favorable for amassing things, but with Venus in Virgo, there is a lack of overt feelings accompanying this great efficiency.
This efficient amassing of material things, is shown by the design complexity of Crowley's Nine of Disks. As he states in his book of Thoth,"The Disks are arranged as an equilateral triangle of three, apex upwards, close together; and surrounded at some distance by a ring, six larger disks in the form of a hexagram. This signifies the multiplication of the original established Word by the mingling of 'good luck and management'." The "Word", that he is referring to is the Original Shout of Eheieh, Hebrew for: "I Will Be". Hence, the One has successfully become "the many".
When the 9 of Disks-Gain, or Nine of Pentacles is thrown during a reading it implies:
- Inheritance and/or material gain, sometimes within 9 weeks or 9 months or the querent is experiencing it now for those time periods.
- A certain amount of Integrity, skill and talent has produced material gain and a sense of accomplishment.
- Purely material gain, where talent and skill has come together in either a beginning stage of material gain or a good flowing gain on into wealth.
If ill defined by accompanying cards, it could mean a lack of discipline in material matters and the failure that comes with it.
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