Nine of Pentacles
Today’s Sun / Jupiter inconjunct may have you thinking about all of the opportunities in your life while still trying to find a way to keep your feet planted firmly on the ground.
The Nine of Pentacles — this version from the beautiful Yoga Tarot — refers to a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction, not just for all you’ve achieved but also for all that is still out there and yours for the taking.
This is a good time to count your blessings and to express gratitude for all of the wonderful things you’ve accomplished in your life. speaks of shifting your attitude to one of gratitude. It speaks of seeing your ship coming in and knowing that you’ve called it to you — via the laws of abundance and attraction.
The Nine of Pentacles represents that intricate and fulfilling balance between expressing gratitude and achieving prosperity. It refers to developing a prosperity consciousness, knowing that the Universe offers up unlimited abundance to those who do.
It also refers to that sense of satisfaction that comes from knowing that you are where you are not because you’ve been lucky or have been the benefactor of someone else’s generosity. It’s been your own hard work and determination (seen in the Eight of Pentacles) that’s led you to where you are today.
We all know (in theory) that all the money in the world won’t buy us happiness if it’s acquired without passion. Yet we keep on wanting more of it, and find ourselves struggling with the idea of figuring out how much is “enough.”
The Nine of Pentacles challenges us to not only answer that question but to examine our personal values as well. Money is just one form “values” and is usually the one we pay the most attention to. We need to be mindful of the temptation to overlook one set of values for another, especially when it involves compromising our principles.