Nine – Gain

Nine of Disks - Gain

Nine of Disks – Gain

Gain means to get something desired, to win, to reach, to arrive at. The antonym of gain is lose.

The Nine of Disks shows making money from a project. There can also be a windfall or winning a cash prize. The expectation of gain from a project or venture that is not necessarily financial.

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Rider-Waite: Nine of Pentacles

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Nine of Pentacles

A woman, with a bird upon her wrist, stands amidst a great abundance of grapevines in the garden of a manorial house. It is a wide domain, suggesting plenty in all things. Possibly it is her own possession and testifies to material well-being.

Prudence, safety, success, accomplishment, certitude, discernment.

Additional Meanings: Prompt fulfillment of what is presaged by neighbouring cards.

Reversed Nine of Pentacles

Roguery, deception, voided project, bad faith.

Additional Meanings: Vain hopes.

Book of Thoth – Gain – Nine of Disks

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Nine of Disks – Gain

The Nine of Disks is called Gain. The suit of Disks is much too dull to care; it reckons up its winnings; it does not worry its head about whether anything is won when all is won. This card is ruled by Venus. It purrs with satisfaction at having harvested what it sowed; it rubs its hands and sits at ease. As will be understood from the consideration of the Tens, there is no reaction against satisfaction as there is in the other three suits. One becomes more and more stolid, and feels that “everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds”.

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Golden Dawn – Nine of Pentacles

Lord of Material Gain

Pregnant with idea or child; abundance; gain; a bequest of parental bounty.

Mathers: Nine of Pentacles

Discretion, Circumspection, Prudence, Discernment.

Reversed Nine of Pentacles

Deceit, Bad faith, Artifices, Deception.

Image of Etteilla Nine of Coins
Etteilla Nine of Coins

Etteilla: Nine of Coins

Result, Achievement, True, Accomplishment, Success.

Reversed Nine of Coins

Artifice, Fraud, Deception, Broken Promises, Empty Experiences, Aborted Projects.

Paul Foster Case – Nine of Coins

The lunar crescent refers to 9 as Sphere of the Moon.

Time period

Second decanate of Virgo, under rulership of Saturn, from September 2nd to September 11th.


Reserve, discretion, caution, frugality; some worries over money-matters, because of slow maturing of plans; gain through careful investment.


Discouragement, troubles through theft and knavery. Occasionally, when this card is especially Well- dignified, and other cards in the layout confirm it, this represents inheritance, material gain, and much increase of goods, corresponding to the positive meaning of Saturn in Capricorn.



Thierens: 9 of Pentacles

Effect, realisation, accomplishment; positive certain fulfilment of what is presaged by the neighbouring cards, succeeding. Reversed it is said to give: Deception, bad faith, vain hope, idle promise, etc.
It is the Fire on the ascendant, First house, and consequently must be very positive in its meaning and effect. The word ‘effect’ is correct here and everything in the meaning of this card must be positive in its nature. There may be some conceit and self-satisfaction, but not without goodness of heart; self-centredness rather. The person indicated by this card must be a good sportsman and honest above all. So we can see no reason whatever, even in weak cases for addictions such as ‘bad faith,’ etc. Neither can we see ‘prudence’ in it, as one version has it. The force in it does not tolerate contradiction nor delay, does not reason, but acts at once.
Honesty, positive attitude, sport, self-centredness and confidence in one’s self, self-reliance, certitude, accomplishment, directness, no attention paid to other people’s standpoint. Means to the querent: go ahead, you will succeed. Prompt arrival of things. Strong affirmative answer on questions. The effect is certain.
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The Nine of Pentacles or Nine of Disks shows making money from a project. A windfall or winning a cash prize. The expectation of gain from a project.

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