Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Intuitive Tuesday -- Nine of Coins (Pentacles)

Every Tuesday I select one card and give you my interpretation of it. See how it applies to your life. What messages are here for you?

Each Thursday I choose one reader's comment from Intuitive Tuesday and pull an additional card for more clarity...so check back on Thursday to see what card comes up.

Today's card is the Nine of Coins (Pentacles), a card that indicates accomplishment, relying on oneself, independence and material gain. This card comes from my brand new deck, the Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti. This woman is so graceful!

Coins (Pentacles) have to do with the material world, the physical body, business, possessions and money. Nines are just before the end of the cycle (ten) and indicate nearing completion and attainment.

Looking at the artwork on the Nine of Coins, you can see a woman in a flowing gown, holding a bird of paradise out in a lovely garden. In the background, there are signs of a storm, but the storm has passed and things now look calm, light and colorful.

The Nine of Coins is a card of accomplishment and independence. This woman has worked hard and possibly faced some difficult situations (the storm in the background). Now she stands alone enjoying what she has created -- her beautiful garden.

One of the meanings for this card as outlined in Marchetti's book (that accompanies the tarot deck), Gateway to the Divine Tarot, says, "Retreat from the 'real world' into a private world of pleasure. The environment is harmonious and comfortable, and it allows focus on intellectual and spiritual pursuits." (page 226).

Doesn't that sound absolutely lovely?

With the Nine of Coins energy today, how can you pause and reflect back on your hard work and enjoy the lovely garden you have created. Even if you are still in the midst of creating and/or in the middle of the project, you have accomplished something and this card's message today is to encourage you to realize what you have done and enjoy the platform you have built.

It reminds me of the kids' song, "The bear went over the mountain," which is sung to tune of, "For he's a jolly good fellow." Here are the words in case you don't remember:

The bear went over the mountain,
The bear went over the mountain,
The bear went over the mountain,
To see what he could see

To see what he could see,
To see what he could see

The other side of the mountain,
The other side of the mountain,
The other side of the mountain,
Was all that he could see

Was all that he could see,
Was all that he could see,
The other side of the mountain,
Was all that he could see!

Look back at your last "mountain" (among the vast range of mountains you have climbed and the ones in front of you still) and take time to realize just how far you have come.

The Nine of Coins message for you today is to breathe in and enjoy the energy of accomplishment. That way, when you decide to continue on, you are completely ready...to tackle YOUR next mountain.


Kristin said...

I can really identify with this card in a couple of different ways. One...last night I got the renewed inspiration to pursue a financial idea I have (sorry, can't really say more right now). And, two...I just completed a crafty project and am reveling in that renewal of creativity.

Auralia said...

I'm very excited about the 9 of coins. When I've pulled a card for myself over the past 6 months, it's usually been a coin. I just feel like I've been climbing and climbing for a very long time - and I woke up this morning feeling like I've just about reached the pinnacle! I feel clear-headed and focused. My art is "taking off", my health issues are almost behind me, and I think a move is in my foreseeable future. And I'm ready!

Lori Lavender Luz said...

Lost of coinage coming up lately!

I love that you illustrated the sentiment with the Bear song. It really brings home the idea of the one. And then then next.

Cindy B said...

Hey there Lady!

This card is perfect! With all the work I have been doing to get this business off the ground it is finally starting to see some payoff. My garden isn't actually "blooming" yet but the crocuses are starting to peak through!!

MentorTAZ said...

I just finished the training for the new job that I have sought for more than a year! So absolutely this card is SPOT ON!!

I don't see it as a pennacle but certainly I am on the path to the pennacle. Regardless I pause a moment and say....well done Terri. I am so very grateful for my new career!!

Bonnie said...

Sheri, I love your bear song for an example.
A couple of weeks ago you picked my comment about our business.. the card you pulled and your interpretation were basically go forward, be practical and take control of our business. We decided to build a web site for our catering business. I was so excited to complete it today! Just need to go over it one more time before we "publish" it!

What I get from this is to take a deep breath and relax and the next step will come...