THE 9 OF PENTACLES, LORD OF MATERIAL GAIN

Venus in Virgo, the Moon in Yesod.

   A woman, holding up a hooded falcon, stands near vines bearing grapes and plants growing pentacles. Your ally lightly touches a pentacle and gazes lovingly at the falcon, as if she knows the meaning of success, not just in the material realm, but as a person who has created her own stable realm full of sweetness and quiet joy. She can allow the falcon, like her mind, to soar, but she realizes that at times it must remain hooded, subject to restrictions and discipline. Like the bushes and vines, her life is productive and beautiful, which requires self-awareness, sacrifice, and effort. In addition to the flowers on her dress, which resemble symbols of Venus, she has the mark of an evolved person who is aware of what matters and what needs to be done to create and maintain a world of loveliness and abundance.

CORRESPONDING COLOR: Citrine, flecked with azure.

QUALITIES: Being aware of what matters and what needs to be done to create and maintain a world of loveliness and abundance.

POSSIBLE ADVERSARIES: The Ravens of Dispersion (Venus). The Obscene Ones (The Moon).

Pentacles:

The Eight of Pentacles.
The Ten of Pentacles.

Connecting paths:

Temperance.
The Star.
The Sun.
The World.

Astrological associations:

The Empress (Venus).
The Hermit (Virgo).