The Thoth Deck Nine of Disks(Pentacles in Golden Dawn and Ryder-Waite decks, 9 of Earth-Erotic Tarot) is called, Lord of Material Gain, or Gain for short
Planet is Venus and Virgo is the sign. Angels of the Decan are: Hazayel
This card is Yesod in Assiah and/or the influence of Yesod
in the Material World. Yesod, meaning foundation, in the material
world this influence is very favorable for amassing things, but with
Venus in Virgo, there is a lack of overt feelings accompanying this
efficient amassing of material things, is shown by the design
complexity of Crowley's Nine of Disks. As he states in his book of
Thoth,"The Disks are arranged as an equilateral triangle of three, apex
upwards, close together; and surrounded at some distance by a ring, six
larger disks in the form of a hexagram. This signifies the
multiplication of the original established Word by the mingling of 'good
luck and management'." Which says it all for this card.
The Manara Erotic Tarot -9 of Earth, shows Venus as a young Giant Woman critically viewing a court yard fountain and buildings with some curiosity. The little man running from this Giantess, emphasizes the superiority of woman/Venus in this card. This image merely reinforces the meanings Manara assigns to this card, such as, well being, superiority, material security, and serenity. The astrological meaning of Venus in Virgo, implies the need to love critically and partially, and to manipulate money carefully and with attention to detail, often critically. Again those who know, understand that all form belongs to the Womb.
When the Nine of Disks-Gain or the 9 of Earth, is thrown
during a reading it implies:
- inheritance and/or material gain, sometimes
within 9 weeks or 9 months or the querent is experiencing it now for
those time periods.
- A certain amount of Integrity, skill and talent has
produced material gain and a sense of accomplishment.
- This is a purely
material gain card, where talent and skill has come together in either a
beginning stage of material gain or a good flowing gain on into
If ill defined by accompanying cards,
- it could mean a lack of discipline in material matters and the failure that comes with it.
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