Astrologically the 9 of Disks/Pentacles or Stones, Tarot card represents Venus in Virgo which brings great efficiency but with lackadaisical feelings. A card of physical gain that is not really sought.
To a 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.
Here 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 possible worlds."
In the Hermetic Qabalah and of the Tarot, the number 9, not only represents completion but also the establishment of balanced and fulfilled Force.
Implies reverence for past wisdom and sacrifice, as a Gunderstrup Shaman figure is seen in his traditional pose of meditation. Therefore, the Nine of Stones, implies the ability to pass on the lessons of ancestral ritual knowledge and wisdom. Here, we are entering the Over Soul of the Human species, showing respect and therefore, are receptive to, receiving stored ancestral knowledge and lessons that have been imprinted in the Pleroma (liquid light) of the 9th Sephiroth-Yesod.
On the Thoth 9 of Disks, the often cold earthly and indifferent nature of Virgo may be described as the very opposite to Venus. In Virgo, Venus is in her fall, so Venus never fully develops in this sign. However, the indifference and aplomb thus formed, shows good luck in material affairs, favor and even popularity, all without deep emotional commitment.The Central Disk/Pentacle, is always the Central Sun, 6th Sephiroth of Tiphareth on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. Shown on the Tree of Life as the Yellow central Sun/Son of Tiphareth; Son, as it is the Christ/Buddha consciousness of the Solar Logos, and/or the Soul.
The mingling of both good luck and good management is shown in the arrangement of the Thoth Tarot 9 of Disks. This managed arrangement as an equilateral triangle of 3, pinnacle upward, together and surrounded by a ring, with 6 larger Disks, in the form of a hexagon. All of which signifies the multiplication of the Original Vibration (the Word) and/ or Logos. The Multiplication is always done in 3's, Father- Mother-Child, Maid-Mother-Crone, and Father-Son, and Whole Spirit; to name a few. This is seen as the 3 central Disks form this magical pattern of fulfillment.
As it descend into material crystallization, the original whirling energy or spiral energy, gradually exhausts itself, as shown by the other 6 disks taking the form of coins or by the Serpent in the hand of the Wild Wood Shaman.The marking on these coins are the magical images of the planets. The degrading of the original energy by multiplication, does tend to slow it down and complicate things, thus the human body is a very slow version of the Original Self, who shapes and forms light.
As a Spiral/Spirit Energy Self, we are depicted as the Qabalistic Tree of Life, the whole image of 8 Sephiroth, being the Original Human/God-Man, Adam Kadmon, crowned by the Supernal 3, who when multiplied into many states of energy conscious, and/or diversities of the One pattern, becomes most complicated indeed! Each of us is a complete Tree of Life multiplied by the Cubed number 3. So it is okay that you are complicated, just getting the complications all in complimentary patterns, working together on all planes of energy consciousness,( which is called 'wholeness and/ or Holy Spirit) seems impossible, yet this cooperation can be achieved by one realization at a time. Baby steps, are motion and motion, no matter how small, is sacrosanct to Life.
Therefore the 9 of Disks/Pentacles, represents what assists us in knowing that success in the material world is not the "end all" of security. Rather, knowing thyself is the True Security, a strong foundation from which to create all good fortune. When each of us completes the realization of the Self, that is, "above all things, know thyself", even death is known as good fortune! This understanding of "completion and renewal", i.e. death, may take some introspection by the fearlessly diligent student but until one does, the lowly animal - survival mind shall always rule the body and thus breaking the pattern of cooperation that manifests Love, and wealth as the true state of Mind.
In the Tarot 9 of Disks or Nine of Stones, The Force in fulfillment- balance of the nine is very apparent in both these cards. The Thoth shows a balanced hexagram pattern of disks, while the Nine Megalithic Stones are arranged in a balanced pattern behind the horned Shaman.
The whirling condensation of light, called a descent of light, in Qabalah, 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 on most other decks. Aliester Crowley felt that coins or pentacles, just didn't get the idea across, that all matter is made out of "spinning atoms", and that the spin of a disc balances it into a seeming stability, that slowly degrades.
The 9 of Disks/Pentacles reminds the Qabalist that it's all about perspective. If we look at ourselves from the lofty perch of the Soul (Tiphareth-Beauty) all is easily seen, understood and 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 or the Shaman goes into ritual trances, both achieving personal initiation on each state of energy conscious called Sephiroth in the Qabalah. Hence, "To Know Thyself" requires us to look beyond ourselves which is a many step perspective change!
When the Thoth 9 of Disks-Gain or the Wild Wood Tarot-Nine of Stones-Tradition, is thrown during a reading, it implies:
If ill dignified by the accompanying cards, certain character flaws make their appearance such as:
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