The Nine of Wands Tarot (9 of Wands Tarot)

What is the Nine of Wands Tarot

The Nine of Wands is a card that belongs to the first suit (Wands) of the fifty-six cards called Minor Arcana in a traditional seventy-eight tarot card deck. Used for playing and divination, its suit element is fire.

How is the Nine of Wands Depicted in the Tarot Card

A weary-looking man is standing alone in a defensive posture holding a wooden staff tightly that’s touching the ground. A bandage is wrapped around his forehead indicating an injury, resulting from fighting a battle.

Behind him are eight more wooden staffs of different sizes, firmly planted to the ground, arranged like a fence.

The backdrop comprises a chain of verdant hills and a blue sky above.

Meaning of Nine of Wands in the Tarot Card

The 9 of Wands symbolizes motivation and encouragement to keep on fighting the challenges without losing hope till you reach your goals. The man may look tired, but he signifies courage and resilience. The bandage is an illustration of pain and sufferings.

The fence of staffs stands for protection and sternness.

The green hills represent power, energy, and obstacles.

The Nine of Wands As a Person (Significator)

It signifies a person who has immense potential to fulfill his goals and desires. A family man as well, he is protective of his dear ones, helping them to nurture their talent. Such a person will never give up despite obstacles as he is patient and optimistic.

As Feelings

You might be feeling hurt and overwhelmed, intending to always stay at the top without losing. Some limits have been crossed, and therefore you are not feeling valuable and important to others.

As Action/Advise

Finish what you have started instead of running into other things. If have been deeply hurt by past, try to overcome it completely and then move on.

The Nine of Wands Tarot Card Meaning: Upright

The Nine of Wands

Keywords: Confidence, protective, courage, patience, durability, firmness, adjustment

Interpretation: According to the reading, you are on the verge of completing a task or project, but all of a sudden another challenge is hurled at you to test your fighting skills. If you consider the last leg of the exercise as a setback, all your efforts invested so far might not reap any result.

It suggests you not to give up since you are quite close to the finish line. Stay rigid and stick to your position till the last hurdle is crossed.

In Love and Relationship Reading

Keywords: Nagging, splitting up

Interpretation: If you are committed, there might be some trouble in the paradise. You might no longer have the energy and willingness to make the relationship work, and hence call it quits.

The ones who are single might be hesitant to get into a happy relationship due to a previous heartbreak.

Nine of Wands Tarot Reading in Other Situations

Career and Work: New responsibilities and tasks have suddenly emerged at your office to test your perseverance. You have to reenergize yourself and fight till the end to fulfill your dreams.

Finance and Business: Although you have some savings, extra cash would be of paramount importance to keep you secured during the rainy days.

Health: You are on the path of recovery, but most of the energy has been used up. So, all you can do is battle it out and make a comeback.

The Nine of Wands Tarot Card Meaning: Reversed

The Nine of Wands Reversed

Keywords: Defensive, nervousness, reluctance, carelessness, weakness

Interpretation: In the upside-down position, it means that you are afraid to commit to anything due to too many responsibilities on your head sans any support from others. As you have set certain boundaries for yourself, you are feeling jittery and paranoid to try something new.

The 9 of Wands advice you to take some time off from your hectic schedule and rejuvenate yourself. Don’t simply make assumptions under pressure without using your presence of mind.

In Love and Relationship Reading

Keywords: Misunderstanding, unwilling to compromise, arguments

Interpretation: Both you and your partner don’t want to understand each other’s point of view. Staying stubborn without realizing each other’s mistake will damage the relationship, giving no scope for renewal. It would be advisable to discuss the problems in a calm manner.

Nine of Wands Tarot Reversed Reading in Other Situations

Career and Work: The 9 of Wands in the reversed position indicates that you have no more energy and willpower left to fight back the challenges at your workplace. It could also mean that your obstinate behavior is causing you more trouble. Take a break and prioritize before you get fully exhausted.

Finance and Business: Running away from financial responsibilities due to fear and interest can very soon make you bankrupt. Pay attention to your bank account and protect it.

Health: No matter what health problem you have, don’t lose hope and stop fighting. Sometimes willpower and self-belief can do miracles.

The Nine of Wands in Different Positions in a Tarot Spread

Past: When the card appears in the past position, it refers to the struggles and tribulations in your past life. You must have endured a lot and suffered from pain. However, now you realize that such experiences are nothing once you go through them.

Present: Right now your life is sailing smoothly with fewer hassles. You are enjoying the fruits of your hard work, engaging in other activities as well. This is the right time to explore and travel places.

Future: You are too afraid of thinking about the future life, failing to come out of your comfort zone and seeing the big wide world.

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