The Qabalistic Thoth- Nine of Disks-Gain
is ruled by Venus in Virgo and shows good luck in material affairs, favor and popularity. The Force in fulfillment; balance of the nine is very apparent in this card.
illustrates this balance of materialize vibration, by forming equilateral triangles of Disks
with apex upwards, surrounded at some distance, by a ring consisting of
six larger disks in the form of a hexagram; signifying the
multiplication of the established Word (Logos) by the co-mingle of "good
luck and good fortune"
. In other-words, the First vibration has become
nine individual vibrations that combine in such away, that successful
creation was established, as if out of nowhere. However, this
multiplicity of Vibration tends to slow everything down, to the point of
crystallization. The magic of crystallization is shown in the 9 of
Disks as the three central disks are of the magical pattern as in
The descent into matter implies
the gradual exhaustion of the original outer whirling energy, so the other
disks now take the shape of coins that are marked with the appropriate
magical images of the planets. The descent into matter tends to
complicate the image, as all weaving (Wyrding) tends to make it hard to
find the original thread that began the tapestry. FYI ---the Thoth Deck Disks are called Pentacles or Coins in many other decks.
The 9 of Disks
reminds the Qabalist that gain is all about perspective. If we look at ourselves from the lofty
perch of the Soul (Tiphareth-Beauty) all is easily seen, understood and progressively
adjusted in the daily life of the physical person that the Soul's
Vibrations produce; However, if we are looking up from the Earthly
presence towards our incomprehensible Soul....we tend to only see what
we are trained to see. The necessary perspective changes to achieve this
Psyche enlightenment of Looking downward at ourselves, is why the Adept
studies the Tree of Life and achieves personal initiation on each state
of energy conscious called Sephiroth; To Know Thyself
requires us to look beyond ourselves which is a many step perspective change!
Astrological significance of
this card represents Venus in Virgo which brings great efficiency but
with lackadaisical feelings. A card of physical gain that is not really
To a Hermetic Qabalist,
this card represents Yesod (Foundation) in
Assiah (Material World) and promotes the meaning of "good luck" and
management. The Divination meaning of this card means inheritance or material gain.
The 9 of Disks, also symbolizes contentment and peace of mind achieved after working hard.
we have success and a certainty gained from knowing you've made the
right choices and done the right thing. Self discipline in the material
world. As Crowley stated," everything is for the best in the best of all
The Connolly Tarot-9 of Pentacles,
seems to indicate a certain contemplation of goals. Here a young wealthy woman seems to be relaxed in her wealth, but wondering if she is complete because of it.
Fruitful trees, blooming roses and nine pentacles in the window frame, and being well dressed, all seem to indicate wealth.
The cup of tea, and staring out of the window, seems to indicated a moment of repose where one is reexamining their goals.
When the Thoth 9 of Disks-Gain, or the Connolly Tarot 9 of Pentacles, is thrown during a reading, it implies:
- That in 9 weeks or 9 months the querent has experienced or will experience an inheritance, and/or much increase in money.
- 9's are the number of completeness, so complete realization of material gain is suggested here.
to the dignity inferred by the accompanying cards, this could also be
covetousness, treasuring of goods, and maybe even theft and underhanded
- Spiritual activity is implied here also, but Disks
are Earth-Material so spiritual awareness maybe gained in the spiraling
of the downward flow of Force and Form, but very slowly and may be
Therefore, In 9 weeks or 9 months, the querent shall begin receiving just rewards in:
Now, if ill defined by the surrounding cards this card has an opposite side.
- Physical gain, for all their self-discipline and hard work.
- A reaping of what has been sown.
then means lack of Self-discipline will keep you from gaining in the
material world. However, this is rare and most often this card
represents a personal accomplishment gained by following your own path.
It shows us that by disciplined focus, we can design our own fate.
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