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The Wild Unknown Tarot Card Interpretation Database: Nine of Pentacles

Updated: Aug 21, 2022

Use this resource as a guide to interpreting the Nine of Pentacles tarot card as drawn by Kim Krans in The Wild Unknown tarot deck.

Visual Description

Nine pentacles are arranged in a diamond formation at the center of the card, protected and framed by four overlapping feathers. Feather are soft barrier. When I think of a feather I think of a fan, or down pillows, or a fancy boa an old grand dame might wear to a gala. There is a softness to this symbol, as if it is a diamond without the hardness.

Behind the feather-framed diamond are lines all in bright, warm colors. This feels comforting and easy, like bare feet on terra cotta on a summer day. Like relaxing in a hammock at your vacation chalet. Like watching the sun set with a glass of rose.

Numerology + Suits

9 is a number of near completion. It's the moment of realization we reach before a new cycle can begin. We're not at the end, we're not ready for a new beginning. But we've come far enough that the finish line is within reach.

Pentacles correspond with the element of earth and represent the material world. This means anything related to career, work, monetary resources, the skills we use to gain those resources, and the tangible goods we can buy with those resources.

Upright Interpretation

As nines are a symbol of near completion and Pentacles of the material world, this is a card of luxury, happiness, and celebration of life's finer things.

When it comes to work, talents, and resources, this could denote that you're making the right choices and doing the right projects on the path to abundance. Reward, luxury, warmth, and comfort are on the horizon. Perhaps this card showing up in your spread brings a reminder that you can still enjoy a good wine or splurge on a big trip without fear of scarcity or lack holding you back.

The colors evoke a warmth but also an orderly comfort. As vibrant as a sunset, and warm as a cashmere blanket. The feathers act as a boundary between the coins and the outside world, just like the walls of your home, but a softer boundary. A mutable one.

Keep what matters to you safe within the walls of your home, but be willing to share if needed.

Reversed Interpretation

Reversed, this card speaks of materialism and the drive to purchase symbols of status. The nine of pentacles upright is happy, healthy and full of good vibes. Reversed, you may have the riches but not the joy and love.

Or, something within you might feel like you don't deserve the promise of this card. Are you holding yourself back from abundance? What limiting belief do you have around wealth, leisure, or safety?


Learn more about interpreting The Wild Unknown tarot card deck with the help of this step-by-step guide for interpreting the deck's common symbols, colors, lines and more.


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