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9 of Pentacles

A woman adorned in fine robes stands in a luscious garden. She wears a falconer’s glove on her left hand to protect her hand from the hooded bird of prey perched upon it. The hedge behind her is overrun with grape vines with full fruit. She rests her right hand on the top of six stacked pentacles. Three more hang from the grape vines behind her. In the distance are tall trees and the edge of a keep. Indistinct mountains determine the horizon. On the ground before her, a solitary snail presents itself. Continue reading 9 of Pentacles

9 of Cups

A curved tall display table is set as the background of this card so that the inner curve faces the viewer. Draped in cloth reaching to the floor, there are nine large chalices arranged on it from one side to the other. Before the table stand a plain wooden bench. Sitting on the bench with his legs apart and his arms crossed in a smug manner is a gentleman in rich robes and a fantastic hat. His attitude is that of a feast-goer or an innkeeper, sitting in front of the chalices as if to demonstrate his capability. Continue reading 9 of Cups

9 of Swords

A person sits up in their bed in the middle of the night and covers their face with both hands in a sign of deep distress. The quilted blanket, covered with rose squares and embroidered astrological symbols is slightly gathered at the figures waist but is otherwise undisturbed. The revealed frame of the bed depicts a wood carving of two dueling figures, with one about to strike the fatal blow upon the other in a wooded scene. Above the weeping figure are nine long swords mounted horizontally but stacked one over the other as to completely fill the scene. Continue reading 9 of Swords

9 of Wands

A tall man with a bandaged head, facing the viewer, stands slightly to the viewer’s right of center in this card. He holds a taller staff against the ground with both hands and is looking off to his right (the viewer’s left) in a wary manner. Behind him, to his left, are three staffs of uneven height. The are upright as if fence posts. To his right are five more staffs of uneven height planted in the same manner. All the staffs are budding with twigs. The sky can be seen between the rods and is cloudless. In the far distance are the silhouettes of mountains. Continue reading 9 of Wands