“Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.”
~ Coco Chanel
Poverty consciousness tells us that money and luxuries are evil. They are not; they are neutral. In an infinitely abundant Universe, the 9 of Pentacles wants to teach us to really appreciate life’s beauty and all the luxuries that come with it. Allow yourself to feel truly abundant and prosperous. Give thanks and celebrate all the material goodness in your life!
You don’t have to be rich to do so, you simply need to be able to behold the world with eyes of love and gratitude. It is also about choosing quality over quantity.
The 9 of Pentacles and the Queen of Pentacles are the two ‘style cards’ in the Tarot. When they show up, you have permission to ponder the impression the way you dress and carry yourself is making in the world. It is not about aligning yourself with the current fashion trends but rather to refine the expression of your unique personality through style choices.
Affirmation: “I am grateful for my ability bring more beauty and luxury into the world.”
9 of Pentacles Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God (or whichever higher power you acknowledge), thank you for the infinite abundance that flows from you. Help me express divine prosperity with gratitude and abundance today. So mote it be!
Correspondences for the 9 of Pentacles
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Archangel: Metatron (Angel of Virgo) and Anael (Ruler of Venus)
9 of Pentacles in Love and Relationships
Because this is a card of success and achievement in the material realm, it may indicate that you are quite happy in your own skin and actually better off on your own than paired up.
I have often seen this card show up in a love reading as indicating that the object of desire (typically a woman) feels out of reach to the Seeker or that the Seeker is an object out of reach to an admirer. This is a bit of a red flag to me as the one doing the admiring sometimes tries to pull the other person down rather than build himself up.
When this card shows up in a reading for a couple, it usually indicates that one or both of you need more space and the focus may be more on work or creative projects than on the relationship. This is not a problem if you already have a firm foundation and empathy with each other.
Reversed or ill-dignified. Unmet physical needs could be indicated. I also see this reversal as relating to STI’s/STD’s contracted due to unfaithfulness – especially together with one of the Scorpio energy cards (Death, Knight of Cups and the 5-7 of Cups).