In the Nine of Disks we see a patch holding a bird up in a blossoming and fertile garden. Here we experience the flourishing of material gain, and tremendous levels of gratitude for the luxury which has been accomplished. Peace and satisfaction are experienced by all who enter into this sacred space, which can be maintained as long as nurturing energies are applied regularly to ensure that it stays beautiful and cared for.
The Nine of Disks is all about the complete manifesting of all that you worked so hard to achieve. After all of the effort in planting the seeds, and tending to the garden, the garden now has flourished into a brilliant and colourful blossoming garden with plenty of beautiful flowers and fruits. The hard work paid off, but it wasn’t really so hard was it? The plants practically grew themselves!
The Nine of Disks is the culmination of your work coming to fruition. It speaks to the flourishing of all your hard work, yielding success and bountiful riches as a result, and enjoying the fruits of your labor. It represents satisfaction, peace, gain, good luck, and luxury.
This idea is illustrated by a beautiful patch character enjoying her sacred space which she worked so hard to bring to life. This garden is blooming with flowers, where not too long ago it was a barren wasteland. The patience and continued work has now paid off; you are free to enjoy the results of your work. This idea of richness can be applied to any aspect of your life, whether it speaks to your job, relationships, your home or to personal growth. In many cases, it applies to all of these at the same time.
In addition, self sufficiency plays a very significant aspect of this card too. It goes to show you at you don’t need to rely on others all the time, and when you work from the heart, the work itself turns more into play.
The Nine of Disks suggests that you are abundant in the material world and find yourself in alignment to the natural world as well, or at the very least are well on your way to creating this synergy. There will always be more work that needs to be done, and so now comes a time of balance to maintain all that has been created along your journey.
Speaking to the more natural side of things, this card often indicates the need to spend some more time in nature, to support the balancing out the energies of modern day society and the natural world. By appreciating the beauty and abundance which is already present in the natural world, you will be brought to a space where you can continue to harness that same energy in all aspects of your life.
The reverse of the Nine of Disks describes a withering of what could have been a bountiful harvest. In a more practical sense, this could imply poor sense of resource management, or even gaining resources at the expense of others.
It indicates that our sense of financial security is about to take a downswing, and so encourages us to be very mindful towards such matters. It is very materialistic in its nature, for greedy ways of thinking or the abuse of our accumulated wealth will lead only to our own decline and karmic repercussions; our gifts are not to be exploited, but treasured in every way.
To turn this reversed card upright, let us open our hearts to care towards that which we have been working with and receiving in our lives. By honoring all that we have without a constant need for more, we can learn to move with the rhythm of life instead of forcing it to be a certain way. We might have even been over-invested in our work, casting high expectations for a return that ultimately is not coming. Release your expectations, and let everything be as it may. In this way, you will find inner peace and harmony with the natural world.
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