Self-Care with Nine of Pentacles

Welcome to Self-Care with tarot! Each week we will go over one tarot card and explore how it can be used to inspire a self-care activity for the week. This week is the Nine of Pentacles.

Introduction and Meaning of the Card


If you haven’t already, you can explore the basic meaning of this card here, from my Exploring Tarot series, and you can explore the emotional meaning here, from my Emotional Tarot series.

With that said, in the context of self-care, I take this card to mean there is a need to exercise self-discipline.

My Suggested Self-Care Activity for the Week

According to the Oxford dictionary self-discipline is defined as, “the ability to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it.”

Based on the meaning of this card, the activity I would suggest to try doing each day until next Wednesday is to focus on a goal that you have been struggling with. Ask yourself what the pain points are with this goal and what is needed to overcome them in order to accomplish what you desire.

For example, maybe the goal is to start a daily exercise routine but you’re having a hard time committing yourself to it. Ask yourself first what it is you really want out of it and then ask yourself how you expect to achieve that. If all you want is to lift your mood, then you don’t need to set professional athlete level goals. Chances are a fifteen minute walk is plenty for you to start.

Do You have any Self-Care Activity Ideas to Suggest?

Based on the theme of this card, do you have any additional ideas for self-care activities to suggest? I would love to hear them in the comments below!

~ Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti (Illustrator and Author) © 2009
~ Credit for 3D model and assets used in this rendered image can be found here.

One thought on “Self-Care with Nine of Pentacles

  1. Turn off social media and relish your luxury purchases

    Sprinkle the scent you like on pillow and journal or read a book or focus on activity you wanted to do

    These two activities

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