The key phrase for the Nine of Coins is MONEY SPENT ON ASSOCIATES. This could be a business luncheon, a full-blown party, or a donation to a club or association. Other mundane interpretations for this card could be:
Money gained through inventiveness
Common sense to increase income
Further education to demand a higher wage
Unexpected gift from a friend
Remuneration based on mental activity
Ruled by the Aquarius decanate of Gemini and Ursa Major, also known as the Big Dipper, the key word for the astrological inner meaning of this card is REASON. The Constellation of Ursa Major is huge in size, travels around the Pole Star, and symbolizes the immense power that may be welded by thought. Those born under this sign accomplish great things through their mental activity. They mainly rely on their talented minds and reason but must also cultivate a sense of idealism to counter what could manifest as a self-centered ego.
The Greeks tell a story of an ancient race of giants who were called Titans. These Titans were so confident in their strength that they stormed the gates of heaven. Relying on the reports of the physical senses, which is Reason, the Titans believed that they could conquer the realm of heaven. They were wrong, and they were defeated. From this story, however, it should not be assumed that reason and the reports of the physical senses are without value or that the Titans did not serve a purpose.
Just as the two stars in the outer bowl of the “dipper” point directly to the Pole Star that symbolizes Truth, the power of reason lies in its ability to indicate the direction of truth. Truth, though, is actually found in the unconscious or intuitive mind.
The most famous of the defeated Titans, Atlas, symbolizes the importance and role of Reason because in mythology he is compelled to forever support the heavens on his head and hands. The spiritual message of the Nine of Coins is: Reason points the way to truth and offers a valuable means by which the accuracy of the reports of the psychic senses can be tested. __C.C. Zain (Spiritual Astrology)
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