Birthcard Astrology: The 9s

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“The Universal Knowledge Card”

Though this is a card of expanded consciousness, it is also a card of negative thinking. These people must let go of many negative mental patterns accumulated from past lives if they are to access the inherent power in this card. There are many who do and who have reached the very heights of recognition. This is a card of sexual enjoyment and pleasure seeking. If this is allowed to dominate, much time and energy is wasted that would otherwise elevate them to great accomplishment.

The Nine of Clubs is here to end a major cycle in their soul’s development, a completion that should see them giving their wealth of knowledge to the world. There are some debts to be paid, especially to the Six of Diamonds and Queen of Hearts, but once these debts are paid, they can proceed with their cosmic task of enlightening the world. Financially they are always assisted by diamond men and they do well in their own business if they don’t let it spoil their spiritual values. They cannot be totally materialistic or mercenary.

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“Universal Values – The Giver Card”

Nine of Diamonds people are here to let go and complete a major chapter in their evolution. This entails a lot of giving to others. If they have not heeded the call to give and let go of others, money, relationships, and love, their life can be filled with disappointment and remorse. Those on the positive side are philanthropic and generous, happy and productive.

All have the opportunity to experience first hand, the heightened consciousness that comes from living a “universal” life. Despite losses from time to time, these people can do very well in business, especially when it involves selling or other creative enterprises. If they keep money in proper perspective they may even attain affluence. A disregard for the higher laws will inevitably result in misfortune and misery. They should be careful while driving and in taking other chances. They can be reckless. Marriage is usually karmic and often long lasting. The men should always beware of female Clubs cards.

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“The Universal Love Card”

This is a card of great fulfillment, great loss, or both. This card, and its karma card, the Seven of Diamonds, are both spiritual numbers and the fulfillment that comes is rarely personal until all personal desires are set aside and in their proper place. This is the double Saturn card – these people cannot deviate from what is true and “right” without swift, and sometimes bitter, rebuke. All nines have come to settle affairs and debts from the past, to pay what they owe and move on.

For the Nine of Hearts, there will be some completions or endings of key relationships that mark their completion of certain “soul chapters”. If these endings are resisted, they will turn to disappointment and loss. Their life path is full of spiritual lessons. Those that heed the call and adhere to higher values will have seemingly blessed lives, while those who give into their fears and escapist tendencies will suffer greatly. They are givers, endowed with great minds and hearts to share with the world.

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“The Universal Life Card”

This is the strongest of the universal nines with the strongest call towards letting go and completions in life. Among these people you will find those whose lives are filled with losses, and others whose lives are filled with giving and fulfillment. These people can never completely ignore their inherent spirituality or psychic side. Those that acknowledge this important part of themselves are guided to a life of universal giving. In this regard, some of them can make the greatest contributions to the world.

Many are successful artists, teachers, or performers. The King of Hearts Karma and Venus card gives them strong emotional and love power and wisdom that can bring much success to them as well as guide them through some of the endings they are sure to encounter. Many are artistically talented. The broader the scope of their work, and the more they focus on giving to larger groups, the more their inherent power shines and they rise to prominence on their mission of love.

The Nines

“All good things must to come to an end.” In the natural course of the cycle of all things, both living and inanimate, there comes the time of dissolution, of ending. In the course of a lifetime, we will pass through many such cycles with things such as relationships, ideas, jobs, living locations and personal possessions. In all these things will be a beginning, represented by an Ace, and an ending, represented by the Nine. Nine represents that stage of experience where that which was is now ending. It is much like our graduation year in high school. During that year, we are still in school, but there is a knowledge that everything that has been will be gone after that year is up. It is as much a year of farewells as it is a year to celebrate our accomplishments. Graduation can be cause for celebration or for sadness and concern for our future. As with all things, our personal attitude determines how it will be experienced by each of us.

Being born a Nine is like having an entire lifetime that is like your senior year in high school. The lifetime of a Nine marks the ending of a great cycle in the persons evolution, one in which much was learned and gained by the individual, but also one which is now complete and must be allowed to fade out in preparation for a new cycle to begin. During their lifetime, Nines will inevitably have to say good-bye to people, things, ideas, lifestyles and ways of communicating that have reached the end of their usefulness in their lives. But whether this lifetime is looked upon with joy and celebration, or with sadness and feelings of loss and trepidation about the future, will again depend upon the individual.

Nine follows the eight numerologically. Eight represents the point of fullness, the harvest season in the cycle from one to nine. Once we have tasted the fullness of the eight and harvested it for all its value to us, we enter the nine stage of death and decay. Being a Nine is sort of like the field of wheat that has already been harvested. There is nothing there but the remains of a bountiful crop. The suit of the Nine person will give us insight into the area in which they have reached a point of fulfillment. For the 9 of Hearts, there is completion with key relationships and ways of loving others. The 9 of Clubs will let go of beliefs, ideas about life and themselves and ways of communicating with others. The 9 of Diamonds will find that things and people they value will be taken away or at least need to be released. The 9 of Spades in many ways has the strongest burden. They need to sublimate their will to the will of God. They will have to let go of power struggles with others as well as things related to their lifestyle, health and occupation.

Like a person who is moving to a new house and holding a garage or yard sale where they sell their possessions at a fraction of what they are worth, the Nine person will be seen giving things away throughout their life. Indeed, a Nine is never truly fulfilled unless they find ways to give of them selves to others. Many of them take this to the highest level and become saviors of humanity. Many great spiritual leaders and teachers have Nines as their Birth Cards. Often it is the utter frustration with all the disappointments in their personal lives that motivates Nines to take on such cosmic or universal work. In many ways, the Nine is the opposite of the Ace. Whereas the Ace actually needs to be selfish and self-centered, the Nine cannot. Each time the Nine tries to do things just for themselves, they reap untold misery and pain. It simply goes against the grain of their soul’s essence. Nine is the second and last of the spiritual numbers, Seven being the first. Like the Seven, the Nine must follow a higher path to be completely fulfilled. And often this path is the exact opposite of what is believed and taught in our society. Thus, early life can be very confusing for the Nine person, who tries to approach life in the traditional manner and meets up with repeated failure. The conscious ones catch on quickly and realize that they are different and need different motivations in order to have a successful life.

Nines can develop strong victim-savior complexes and all of them exhibit this to some degree. Nine represents the letting go of our personal desires and identity and merging ourselves into the universal consciousness. In this regard, the Nine person often identifies themselves with a great purpose – that of saving the world in some way. Instead of just thinking of themselves and their own personal needs, the Nine person now identifies with the world at large. In their ‘nine-ness’ Piscean manner, they go about trying to save people in their world. They are softhearted and gentle and are there for you if you need a shoulder to cry on or someone to sympathize with your problems. They will nurse you back to health and will accept you when no one else will.

However, there are two big problems with the savior complex that many Nines exhibit. First of all, it represents a complete denial of our personal power. If a Nine person is out to save you, they are, in effect, telling you that you are incapable of taking care of yourself. Whether those words are actually used or not, that is the underlying message of saviors of all kinds. Secondly, in most of the cases, the Nine person has not yet resolved their internal conflict about their own personal needs and the needs of the world that they feel compelled to resolve as part of their life’s work. A lot of confusion can occur for the Nine person because they have a hard time separating their personal motives from their universal motives. This often creates a scenario where the Nine person professes to be motivated from the purest of intentions, such as saving the world or saving individuals, when in truth they are often selfishly motivated. Just like the rest of us, Nines get afraid, and some of them thirst for power or fame or wealth. Ultimately their true motivations are revealed, or the person they are trying to save resents being labeled a failure and rebels against them. There have been some Nines who genuinely make a selfless contribution to the lives of others, and all of them experience truly selfless acts at times during their life. It is the Nines personal challenge to make the clear distinction between their selfish and selfless actions, thoughts and words. This is especially true right now, as we see the end of the Age of Pisces and the beginning of the Age of Aquarius. The Nine energy and the Pisces energy are one in the same. The clarity of the Aquarian energy will help all Nines make these important distinctions in their life.

Nines that are accessing the power of letting go that is inherent in their Birth Card are happy and somewhat carefree. They are giving and less attached to people and things in their life. They have a look of wisdom on their face. They understand life as no others can because they can see well beyond their personal identity to the broad picture of the universe. The compassion they exude is real and comes from having consciously passed through many endings. Their happiness is real because it is not based on the acquisition of any thing or person. It is based on the knowledge that they are in tune with the will of God and the cosmic flow.


Text Copyright 1996 by Robert Camp – all rights reserved.