Tarot Nine Earth, Pentacles, Material Gain
Minor Arcana: Second Decan Virgo
Each of the Minor Arcana cards numbered Nine, express attributes of Yesod, the ninth sphere on the QBL Tree of life. whose title is Foundation.
Sephirothic Planetary Correspondence
The planetary correspondence of Yesod is Moon and each of the minor arcana cards, numbered “Nine”, exhibit this planet’s quality colored by their corresponding elemental suit of fire, water, air or earth.
These four suits correspond to the four worlds of the QBL: Fire: Atziluth, Water: Briah, Air: Yetzirah and Earth: Assiah.
Keep in mind the influence of Nine is a backdrop to all the other energies corresponding to this card.
Astrological Decan Allocation
This card is allocated to the Second decan of Virgo whose planetary attribution is Venus, tarot correspondence Empress.
The combination of Virgo and decan planetary attribute of Venus is summed up in the card’s title of Gain.
Material Gain is the quality expressed by a Virgo Moon combination under the influence of Earth.
The previous card’s quality, Prudence, has resulted in Material Gain. Caution and nurturing management has resulted in all things material and physical, both financial and physical.
As in Eight Earth Virgo brings an influence of spiritualizing encouraging Gain for objectives that are not purely selfish.
Material Gain, not only for one’s self but for the betterment of all and gain in physical health, again not only for one’s self, but as an example of correct action. Living by example.
In the light of these concepts what might have been the initial reaction on the appearance of this card Material Gain of greed is transformed into a positive wave of influence for better living and compassion for one’s fellow man and our environment.
This character of caution and moderation in all things material sometimes results in loss of promising opportunities through lack of enterprise. Although industrious, there is a tendency to hoard.
Skill and cunning is present because of the strong Mercurial influence.
The character qualities of the court card Knight of Earth are those best suited to receive and translate the specific ancestral voice of this decan.
Knight of Earth expresses personality qualities that exhibit patience and direction in material undertakings preventing a dissipation of focus and melancholy that can arise from Virgo’s quality which is Water of Earth.
In our failure to understand what any minor arcana card is saying, we should allow ourselves to be driven back to our specific inner voice of the decan for resolution.
In this example of Nine Earth, the conjunction of major arcana cards Hermit and Empress, corresponding to Virgo and Venus, the specific signature of this decan will be projected through the personality type represented by the Knight of Earth whose elemental quality is Fire of Earth.