Nine of Wands

Tarot card - The Nine of Wands

The Nine of Wands is the ninth card in the suit of Wands. The previous cards in the wands suit have been mainly positive with exceptions, but the Nine of Wands is where the meanings start to take a more cautious approach.

The Nine of Wands in a sentence

The Nine of Wands represents inner strength and belief, wariness and caution.

The Nine of Wands in a time based position

Past – The Nine of Wands in the Past position has represented a past period or event where you were required to put in a lot of effort. You came out with a few scrapes and bruises but the thing to keep in mind is that you conquered it, whatever it was. This especially signifies something that you were initially afraid of. We always have trials in our life, how many times have you done something initially difficult and realised it wasn’t a big deal in the end? Our fears are usually absolved once we deal with the issue at hand

Present – The Nine of Wands in the present position means life is going steady now, despite previous hardships. There might still be one last challenge ahead of you which needs tackling, so recover while you can, if you need to. It’s time to enjoy things that you’ve worked for, because you truly deserve them now.  If you’re feeling spontaneous, now is the time to just pack up some things and go explore. You might feel scared of the big wide world but the fear only comes from the unknown. 

Future – The Nine of Wands in the future position can represent a fear of the future. We’re always afraid of what we don’t know, because we can’t accurately predict what it’ll do or how things will go. It’s just an aspect of life that we all have to deal with. Be careful not to live your life in a comfy bubble.

The Nine of Wands in regards to life issues

Work / Education – The Nine of Wands in regards to work can strongly suggest tension and conflict. In regards to education, it might mean that you’re not getting on well with your classmates. It’s times like this that you just have to endure, and the feelings of animosity will eventually pass. If you’re currently taking exams or going through a tough period at work, consider the hardest part over. While there will be bumps along the ride, you’ll be able to cope knowing that you’ve weathered the worst.

Romance – The Nine of Wands in romance isn’t a good sign. If you’re committed, do you want to be single?  Don’t blow things out of proportion if you’re having fights. You might just need some space and time apart for a few days, especially if it’s been heated up to now. You don’t want to throw away a relationship because of a few smaller things, but you don’t want to stay in a relationship with one large issue hanging over your head. You should have a few days to consider the right choice for both of you. If you’re recently single, now isn’t really the time to look. We cannot mend pain from the past by bandaging it over with a new relationship so soon. If you’ve been single for a while, it still isn’t the right time. Focus on healing your own wounds by having quality time to yourself and growing as a person.

Friends – The Nine of Wands in regards to friendship could mean that you need to come out of your shell a bit. Are you always shy, or putting on  a face when you’re around other people? It will help to slowly breakdown these barriers you’ve set up for yourself. There’s no need to pretend around true friends, and if you do need to pretend, then you shouldn’t be friends.

Money – The Nine of Wands in regards to finances can mean that you’re worrying about your money. If you don’t have enough for whatever reason, then don’t suffer in silence, let someone know first. Try to better your situation. When we get a job, sometimes we fall into a routine that prevents us trying to better our situation. ‘Good enough’ is never good enough.

Health – The Nine of Wands for health can mean that you’ve been worrying a lot recently. If you anxious about something in particular, then it’s best to discuss it with someone you can trust. There is only so much you can do, you can only do your best. If something is out of your control, then why worry? If you can change it, then why worry? Change it.

Spirituality and Mentality – The Nine of Wands in spirituality means that now might be a good time to just relax and not trouble yourself with deeper matters. If you have time, think about how blessed your life is. Even when we think we have it worst, we really don’t, it’s all a matter of relativity.

The Nine of Wands in Reverse

If you’re feeling lonely in life, stop considering that others are isolating you on purpose. Paranoia can come from many angles. It may be strange to hear, but you might be worrying that your life is going ‘too’ well. If you’re used to something bad happening, peace can be a little discomforting. With enough time, you’ll adapt, but don’t try to create drama to fill that void.

Numerology of The Nine of Wands

Nine represents completion and resolution. The Nine of Wands in regards to numerology may reflect how you are feeling right now. There are paths ahead that you have to choose from but to go anywhere, you will need to put some effort in. Life has been static too long for you and some change would be good. Many nines in a reading suggest that your current situation is coming to an end, and a new cycle is just around the corner.

Keywords for the Nine of Wands

Defence, cause, martyr, drained, overwhelming odds

Other associations of The Nine of Wands

Element: Fire

As a Yes or No question: Unsure, is this a question that can be answered with a straight yes or No?

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