Artist: Lily Buth
Website: None Given
Refinement, independence, self-reliance, contentment, accomplishment
“The traditional depiction of the Nine of Pentacles is a woman standing in a vineyard with a falcom resting peacefully on her arm.
To represent the falcom, I painted scales on her tail to look like feathers. The seaweed swirling around her is like the vineyard, while the pentacles (represented by sand dollars) float quietly towards the surface reaching the sunlight. The mermaid looks downward calmly with her eyes closed, content and comfortable with an inward sense of fulfillment and satisfaction.”
A beautiful mermaid sits in a garden of sea plants and sand dollar shells. She rests, content among her finery – her garden is all that is visible. All her hard work so far has come to fruition, and it is time to relax and enjoy her accomplishments. One of the sand dollars adorns her hair – she enjoys her good fortune, but doesn’t flaunt it. Feathery scales on her tail symbolize her wisdom – she will maintain control over her wealth. Her garden will continue to grow under her care.
This card represents a chance and time to live life well, reminding us that we work to live, and not the other way around. Money is best enjoyed, rather than hoarded. Because you maintain this balance, your life will be fertile and abundant.
Astrological Element & Association
Earth / Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
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