"A white radiating angel hand as before holding a rose branch with nine white roses, each of which touches a pentacle arranged thus:
and then are more buds arranged on the branches as well as flowers. Venus and Virgo above and below.
"Complete realization of material gain, inheritance, covetous-ness, treasuring of goods and sometimes theft, and knavery. All according to dignity.
"Yesod of Heh. (Inheritance, much increase of goods.) Herein rule the mighty angels Hazayel and Aldiah."
The Nine of Pentacles is Yesod in the scale of Assiah. It is Luna, a firm foundation in the Active World of Matter. Here the energy of the suit is brought back to the balance of the Middle Pillar, and the element of Earth is again allowed to blossom. This card is ruled by Venus in Virgo, which is favorable. The result is a gathering of material goods, prosperity, inheritance and popularity.
The Nine of Pentacles exhibits the flashing Earth colors characteristic of the rest of the suit. The angelic hand holds aloft the rose branch and disks which now each have a flower next to them. The center disk has two additional rosebuds beside it which indicate material gain which is abundant in the present as well as in the future. The background color is citrine flecked azure (blue). Citrine is created from the mixture of green and orange, the Queen scale colors of Netzach and Venus. This pigment represents the Air sub-quarter of the sphere of Malkuth, and therefore shows the airy influence of Yesod on the physical Earth. The blue flecks refer to the watery effects of Luna fertilizing the firm foundation from which Malkuth will manifest.
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The pathology of the poet says that the undevout astronomer is mad the pathology of the very plain man says that the genius is mad and between these extremes, which stand for ten thousand analogous excesses, the sovereign reason takes the part of a moderator and does what it can. I do not think that there is a pathology of the occult dedications, but about their extravagances no one can question, and it is not less difficult than thankless to act as a moderator regarding them.