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Tarot Alley uses the Rider Waite type of deck for our meanings, symbols, interpretations, etc.

When determining the Nine of Coins tarot card meaning, you should consider that it’s a Coins card and a Nine. The Suit of Coins represents the material world. Nines represent attainment, fullness, and readiness.

In this way, we can determine that the Nine of Coins represents enough of the material.

Take a look at the Rider-Waite Nine of Coins displayed to the left (or above).

What is your first impression?

Who is the figure? What is she doing? Why? Where?

There’s no right or wrong answer here, just your interpretation.

Astrology: Venus in Virgo
Element: Earth
Numerology: 9 (attainment, fullness, readiness)

Common Symbols

  • Falcon in Training: to represent patience and empathy
  • Crop of Coins: to represent the rewards of hard work (especially past hard work)

Keywords & Concepts

  • Confidence
  • Discipline
  • Enough
  • Training

The Nine of Coins for Personal Growth

Affirmation: I know enough to be confident in my decisions.

Be patient – especially with yourself. Learn to recognize the value of the little steps towards your goals.

Ask Yourself:

  • If you couldn’t have what you want, how would you make do?
  • Could you make a complex task easier by breaking it down into smaller steps?
  • How patient are you during the learning process? With yourself? With others?
  • For you, how much is too little? How much is too much? What would be “just right?”
  • How have past efforts (or a lack of them) shaped your current situation?
  • How might patience play a role in your current situation?

Interpreting the Nine of Coins

Generally, the Nine of Coins represents having enough material possessions. Now is not the time of excess or new, it’s a time of restraint and simplicity.

You might need to invest time in learning or teaching a difficult task. Or, you may find yourself having to restist financial extremes. There’s likely some sacrifice you’ll need to make in the process of achieving a larger goal.

Determine the difference between a need and a want to make your life smoother. Learn to break down complex tasks into simpler steps. Maybe most importantly, be satisfied with what you have.

The Reversed Nine of Coins

How you read reversals is a personal choice. You can ignore reversals and read them as if the card is upright (this is what I often choose to do) or you can interpret reversals as variations of what they would mean upright. There are 3 common ways to read reversals: as a negative interpretation, as an opposite interpretation, or as a block on the upright interpretation. Check out How to Read Reversals for more information.

Typically, a reversed Nine of Coins represents something lacking. Examples include:

  • Having to perform a task that you aren’t trained or qualified to do
  • Pursuing a position that you aren’t qualified for or capable of doing
  • Ignoring requirements
  • Not granting enough time to learn something new
  • Always wanting more

Examples of the Nine of Coins

Specific Interpretations

Specific situations are the general interpretation (from above) used for a specific situation (love, career, etc). There is no need to memorize these (or even look them up) if you understand the general interpretation. However, here are some basic interpretations for some specific situations:


There’s always something we can learn about love. not getting what you want? Model the behavior you’d like to receive.


Set your expectations reasonably. Don’t assign – or accept – tasks that don’t match capabilities. Identify problem areas and work to solve them.


Instead of pursuing more, bigger, or better, consider how you can delight in what you’ve already been given.

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The Nine of Coins tarot card meaning is all about material satisfaction. Learn to be satisfied with what you have and stop pursuing more, more, more!

Once you feel comfortable with the Nine of Coins tarot card meaning, check out the next card in the tarot deck: the Ten of Coins Tarot Card Meaning.


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