Nine of Wands Tarot Card Meaning
Meaning - Symbolism & Visual Elements
The Nine of Wands depicts an injured man clutching a wand. The nine wands loom over him as he looks over his shoulder. It appears that he has already endured a battle and will now face additional challenges due to the presence of these nine wands. Nevertheless, like a Nine, this is his last obstacle before reaching his goal; he must endure this final test of his strength and character before he can cross the finish line.
In the Nine of Wands, a weak-looking man holds a wand behind nine upright wands. Even though he appears injured, he still appears eager to fight another battle, eager to win. He is looking hopeful and determined which should help him through his last battle. It's a card that shows challenges, hope, and triumph all at once.
A Nine of Wands in a general context indicates that you are midway through a battle. You feel depleted of all energy and unable to continue, yet you are so close to achieving your goals. Your success is just a matter of gathering your last bit of strength and pushing forward. As a result, it signifies a battle-worn, drained, and fatigued state of being. In addition, it represents courage, persistence, the strength of will, having a backbone, and perseverance. The Nine of Wands is a symbol of gathering strength, learning from past failures, fighting for what you believe in, and making your last stand. When trouble appears in your Tarot reading, you may be wounded, guarded, or expecting it. There have been challenges and setbacks along the way, especially if things have not worked out as planned. Also, the Nine of Wands tells you that you're close to success or that you're almost there.
Upright Nine of Wands Tarot Card
Even when one is confronted with many problems that threaten to make them lose their equilibrium, the Nine of Wands tarot card symbolizes great hope. In the Nine of Wands, the person represents his or her life, which has seen too many trials, but was able to overcome them through determination and will. In the nine upright wands, these won battles are symbolized; however, there are still more challenges that can be faced. One of the major trials or challenges they will have to face is if they are to reach their goals or succeed in their quest. You are encouraged to face your trials with courage to achieve success in the future with this card.
Nine of Wands may also represent someone who has been betrayed and has become distrustful of others. On the surface, it may seem hopeless because something similar has happened several times. In addition to this, there is hope and courage, and the belief that this outlook will soon change. Their perspective on their past struggles could be altered by something or someone in their life. Taking a risk is encouraged because they might be surprised.
Love – Upright Nine of Wands Tarot Card
The Nine of Wands, if you are in a relationship, indicates that you and your partner have been having difficulty. No matter how you relate to each other or how you live in general, recent events have sapped all your energy. While you may feel like giving up and giving up, this Minor Arcana card encourages you to keep going! Now that you have gone through the worst, all you need to do is gather your strength and push forward. A card such as this may also indicate that you or your partner have been wounded and hurt in past relationships and that this is harming your relationship. It indicates that you are still hurting from a string of failed relationships, and these wounds are keeping you from finding the happy, healthy relationship you deserve. You may feel like you will never be able to get past this, but you're so close! Stay strong! Be careful whom you allow into your life and guard your heart until they've earned your trust.
Career – Upright Nine of Wands Tarot Card
Every position marks halfway in a battle with the nine wands. However, the struggle won't last long. You are likely exhausted at the moment. Even as the battle continues, you probably feel too exhausted to fight for much longer. Whenever you face difficulties in your career, remember that they are temporary. You may have had a heavy workload recently, but that will lessen. It will be easier for you to see that you had the strength to fight until the end when your troubles ease.
As a career Tarot spread card, the Nine of Wands represents perseverance and fighting through tough times. You may be feeling the weight of your work when this card appears in your Tarot reading since the Nine of Wands indicates that you are in the middle of a battle. Your previous work may have left you exhausted, wondering if you have enough energy to complete this task. As this Minor Arcana card says, keep going because success will come. The Nine of Wands indicates financial difficulties in a Tarot reading. You may have encountered a lot of unexpected expenses recently, leaving you short on cash. You should consider dipping into your savings if you have any to get through. Do not worry if you do not have savings. You may be able to earn some extra side income until things improve. It can also represent guarding your money, so you may want to be more cautious with your money and valuables when this card appears.
Health – Upright Nine of Wands Tarot Card
As a health Tarot card, the Nine of Wands might indicate that your energy has been consumed in the battle against your illness up until now. To move forward, you have to summon all the strength you have left. Be persistent, and you will succeed! An old injury or illness making a comeback is also represented by the Nine of Wands.
Spirituality - Upright Nine of Wands Tarot Card
The Nine of Wands in a spiritual context indicates that you have had a difficult time and that you feel burned out and worn out. Despite this, things are looking up and you have learned your karmic lessons so you can move forward as a spiritual being. First, focus on increasing your energy level. Mediation and Reiki can increase your vitality.
Reversed Nine Of Wands Tarot Card
Reversed Nine of Wands indicates that you are struggling to stay on track. There are many obstacles in your path, pummeling you with setback after setback. Perhaps you are ready to give up because you do not know if you can handle it anymore. I just want you to know that you are oh-so-close to completing this challenge. Utilize your internal resources - your resilience, inner courage, positive self-talk, and mindset - to help you stay motivated. You are capable of turning this challenging situation into a fantastic success and helping others who are facing similar obstacles. Don't give up!
The Nine of Wands reversed can indicate overwhelm or lack of support from those around you. You seem to be working all the time and not enjoying life. Whether this is a temporary setback or not, you might just need to persevere so you can reach the finish line. Please do not take on any other commitments at this time until you have more control over your situation. You should seek help if you cannot see an end in sight - hire a personal assistant or a housecleaner, enlist the help of your loved ones, or speak to a coach or therapist for assistance.
If the Nine of Wands is reversed, you may feel paranoid, defensive, and concerned that everyone is out to get you. If you think you are unfairly targeted or are always under attack by the same group of people, you may be right. There is typically no external threat to cause this reaction, but rather something within you that is afraid. Do not worry about what others think or say about you, but put your attention on your own game.
In reverse, the Nine of Wands indicates someone who may not want to take risks. They may not want to make a long-term commitment for fear they may not be able to come out of it. Their mistrust has resulted in the creation of a boundary between them and others, which is becoming their prison. You may be fearful that you lack the resources to meet some upcoming challenges, which is why you may be willing to run away or avoid them.
In any case, this is a situation that needs to be changed since this could be a self-created limitation that prevents you from achieving the new heights you need. As it encourages you to be brave, it also cautions you not to make hasty or careless decisions that may prove costly in the long run.
A Nine of Wands may indicate a great deal of fear or mentality associated with you. So you need to take action to deal with it before you are overcome by fear and unable to move forward.
Love – Reversed Nine of Wands Tarot Card
If the Nine of Wands is reversed in a love Tarot spread, it can mean that you and your partner may have been arguing previously and are now locked in a stalemate where they are both refusing to compromise. The Minor Arcana card can also suggest that you have no fight left and want to give up on the relationship. It is essential to compromise and learn from past mistakes if you want the relationship to last. Whenever you find yourself being obstinate or stubborn, just ask yourself, would you rather be right or happy? A reversed Nine of Wands can indicate that your new partner has a bit of resentment because they have been hurt before. Remember you are not to blame for their past relationship failures, so you should not allow them to take it out on you. In a reversed Nine of Wands, you may now be feeling ready to let go of your guard in regards to love if you are single. Well done! As a result of your past relationships, you have learned, grieved, regained your strength, and are ready to move on. In the alternative, it could indicate that past relationship trauma has left you so wounded that you have given up on love. You need to give yourself time to rebuild your strength, but don't close yourself off to the possibility of meeting someone new. People are not all bad.
Career – Reversed Nine of Wands Tarot Card
Reversed Nine of Wands in a career Tarot spread can indicate having no fight left or stubbornly refusing to compromise or change. Perhaps you feel like you are getting nowhere in your current job or with a current project and that you have put everything into it but to no avail. In reverse, this card indicates that exhaustion has affected your perspective. Maintaining a work/life balance is important not only for your well-being but also for your productivity; perhaps you have been working too hard at work. Take a step back to regain your energy levels by taking some time off and gathering yourself together. Consider whether you should continue the work you have been doing. Reversing the Nine of Wands can indicate you are relentlessly pushing forward in your career or business when you are flogging a dead horse. Taking some time to think about whether what you are doing is worthwhile is important. You may be escaping your financial responsibilities if you reverse the Nine of Wands in a financial Tarot reading. When you see this card reversed, it could also signify you are not protecting your money, so cash and valuables may disappear.
Health – Reversed Nine of Wands Tarot Card
The Nine of Wands reversed indicates that you are unable to continue to fight an illness or keep up the pretense that you are not suffering. It is also an indication of chronic illness or the return of a former injury or illness.
Spirituality – Reversed Nine of Wands Tarot Card
It indicates that you have suffered a difficult time spiritually when the Nine of Wands has reversed again. It is apparent that you are feeling tired, but this card suggests that you are digging your heels in and refusing to accept the lessons the universe is trying to teach you. If you refuse to learn from the past, the universe will just return it to you in a bigger way. You cannot change the past, but you can learn from it. Be gentle with yourself and embrace the past.