church of tarot: nine of pentacles

nine of pentaclesThe Nine of Pentacles portrays an elegantly dressed woman holding a bird. This bird symbolizes that an opportunity to fly off and explore other ways of living and seeing the world – perhaps a spiritual journey – is at hand. She stands in the middle of a prospering and protected garden suggesting that time and energy spent amassing material possessions could be coming to a close for now.

Some questions to consider might be: Are you experiencing material fulfillment but lacking spiritual fulfillment? Would you like to fly away from worldly concerns? What are you sacrificing for success?