Description & Meaning
A woman walks a path overlooking her homestead, now a reality but was once just a
dream. All her hard work has paid off. She is at home as are her horses who graze
contently in the pasture. They await her return for a leisurely trail ride. In her
arms she carries healing herbs that Mother Nature has provided. She finds herbs
such as Mullin, Soap root, Comfrey, and Horsetail (just to name a few) growing wild
on the land around her. The homestead shows a sense of her efforts. She uses all
recourses that are available to her. She takes a moment to thank the universe for all
The 9 of Pentacles paves the road to accomplishment and doing the very best to our
ability. This is idea to creation and not about possession. Reaching a dream takes
work. One must follow through one step at a time and take pride in the time and
energy that is invested towards reaching that goal. Like the well-known saying 'you
reap what you sow', some dreams take longer to accomplish and this calls for
patience and perseverance. Success takes careful planning and much nurturing along
the way. The end result is a bountiful harvest. When a plant grows, there are things
that it needs. There are the basics such as light and water. Regular attention is
required for the plant to thrive. Then there are the smaller details that some times
can be overlooked. There are nutrients that the plant needs to be healthy. There are
the pitfalls of the 6-legged inviting themselves to an afternoon lunch. Just like any
project, one needs to keep an eye open for anything that that might hinder the
development. When care is given, the plant grows big and full of color. When it is
neglected, the gardener has stepped off the path. The plant wilts and dies, never
reaching its full potential.
A dream is like a garden, the idea is like a seed. Planting the seed is putting the plan
into action. with hard work and the necessities a harvest of plenty is the reward.
This is the Harvest Moon card and associates with Virgo. The rise of the orange
harvest moon and the setting sun shows the start and finish of natural cycles, like
the new opportunities that come with completion of a project.
Karma makes its presence known here as well. What good is a bounty if one does not
share what they have accomplished with others. There is no room for greed in the
9 of pentacles. Good fortune comes by way of good will. In some cultures, status is
measured by how much one does for their fellow man. No one goes without food while
another has a full plate. To be greedy and not share is disgraceful. This card also
reminds us to be humble. One should not be a showoff and try to always 'one-up'
others who are not as fortunate.
I'm a Capricorn mother of three, living in the Redwoods of Northern
California. My dreams have always followed a natural, creative
and spiritual path. When I was little I would stay awake at night
and watch the sky, but it was the Moon that had me mesmerized.
Having grown up with a father who was a brilliant scientist and
a mother who found a path of her own, I was free to develop my
own sense of faith. My ways are similar to Native American and
Pagan. It seems that every 11 years I get a tarot boost. At 11,
I was shown a reading by my aunt, at 22, I was given my first
deck, at 33, I found the Aeclectic Tarot site. I enjoy camping
and the outdoors so much that I make my home on a mountain by
a river and the ocean just a short drive away. My main interests
are animals, astrology, music, writing and anything artistic.
Artist's note: Choosing this card was not the original plan. I came by way of it in a
reading I did for myself in regards to the goal of buying land. I decided to create
this card as a manifestation excercise... I feel the time is coming soon.
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