Nine of Wands Tarot Card in its core represents guard up, a force of will, and paranoia issues. This card is associated with the Fire element, representing the Zodiac signs of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, and its season is spring
Nine of Wands, the ninth card of the Wands Suit, carries all the qualities of number nine. In a psychic reading would translate to luck, fate, fulfillment, and achievement of a goal. You see the light at the end of the tunnel, and you know how to reach it, a time of clarity and culmination, fruition.
Table of Contents
- 1 Nine of Wands Meaning
- 2 Nine of Wands – One card pull [Yes or No]
- 3 Nine of Wands – Love and Relationships
- 4 Nine of Wands – Finance, Business and Career
- 5 Nine of Wands – Timing
- 6 Nine of Wands – The Message Answer
- 7 Nine of Wands – Cards Combinations
Nine of Wands Meaning
When drawing tarot cards, usually they are put in a vertical setting, spread on a timeline of the past, present, and future. In this kind of drawings, the Nine of Wands may come up upright, as well as reversed. Some psychic readers like to read reversed tarot cards. Some don’t. Either way, the other tarot cards in the drawing will make up for the way the psychic reader conducts their readings, because a Tarot Card deck is connected to the energy of the psychic reader, so it ‘talks’ to them.
Merging the qualities of number “Nine” and the qualities of the “Wands Suit,” the Nine of Wands card would represent:
|Protection, defending yourself||Assuming the worst, ill-will|
|Taking extra precautions||Being paranoid|
|Keeping your guard up, reliving past attacks||Being persistent|
|Not taking a “no” for an answer||Commit to the end goal seeing through the end|
|Keeping your stamina up despite fatigue||Relying on hidden energy reserves|
|Keeping up the pace||Holding yourself together through force of will|
In a reverse position, the Nine of Wands would mean precisely the opposite of its core qualities, bringing in the drawing:
|Failing to protect yourself or others||Losing the battle in your mind|
|Being stubborn||Chronic fatigue, lack of energy|
|Refusing to let others help||Losing your grip and stamina|
|Dropping your guard||Weakness|
There are also spreads where the tarot cards pulled are placed on vertical as well as horizontal positions. If the Nine of Wands would sit in a horizontal position, it means you have to get realistic with your potential.
Keeping your guard up all the time may cause you to start mistrusting others and getting too full of yourself. You may lose connections, credibility, and your abilities. You may be seeing others as wolves coming for you. You need someone to lend you a helping hand, so you need to cheer up and lower your stakes a little bit.
Nine of Wands – One card pull [Yes or No]
One Card Readings are for when you need a fast, straight to the point answer, you wish not to see the future events or the past events. You just need a specific answer to the question for a present situation that is bothering you. You shuffle the cards, then choose only One Card, or you read the One Card that falls out while you are shuffling. Whichever method you use to pull the card, listed below are some of the questions and answers you may get when you pull the Nine of Wands.
Yes or No Answer
Upright Position: If you pull the card in an upright position, it means Yes, it is yours.
Reversed Position: If you pull the card in a reversed position, it also means Yes, but you need to trust the process.
Nine of Wands – Love and Relationships
If your question would be how someone sees you or feels about you, how the relationship is going, or where it will be in a year, the Nine of Wands is a great card to pull.
If you pull the Nine of Wands upright, it would indicate that your relationship may have faced a lot of up and downs, but you have made it together, and you are more vital than ever. It could also indicate that you or your partner is emotionally distant, or will give you anything, except for one thing that they won’t share with you. It could also be a story of a past they don’t want to share with you.
What not to do?
It would advise you to start seeing the past in the eye to let go, lower your guard, and forget about past hurts. Do not hold responsible your partner for something that someone else did. It is challenging to trust, but your stubbornness is getting you nowhere. Your heart is made to love and mend after a break. If you don’t open up, beautiful moments may pass you by. You may see even your partner walking away.
The Nine of Wands also advises you to be careful of whom you share intimate moments with. Maybe your partner will be someone special in your life, or maybe your partner is not being faithful to you, and they’re walking all over you. Sometimes, you need to take a step back to see things for what they truly are.
Reverse Position (Love and Relationships)
If you pull the Nine of Wands, reversed, it means you or your partner are starting to drop your guards slowly. This could be a result of building trust, or it could also indicate a lack of energy to keep up with one another. The relationship may face a slow falling momentum when one or both of you is letting go of it.
Nine of Wands – Finance, Business and Career
The Nine of Wands on business questions is a card that indicates you are aware of where you’re putting your energy in. You take your job responsibilities seriously, but you do just enough to fulfill your work duties to keep the job. This strategy may work fine for a couple of months in a new job, but eventually, you will get comfortable with your job, you will know what you need to do and how far you need to push for a promotion lets say that if you keep up doing the minimal, you won’t get much out of it.
It may also indicate someone, either in a job or own business, that is afraid of taking risks, someone who always thinks and acts inside a box. On the bright side, it is a good sign of someone that knows how to behave themselves and how to keep themselves out of debt. On the not so bright side, to move up, you should try a little harder, apply your original ideas without fearing outside judgment or failure.
What not to do?
In business, this card would advise you to trust in yourself, shut the voices in your head that tell you can’t do something, instead get to work. It could also mean that you have been exhausting yourself, draining your energy, and you need to rest a bit. Your most treasured possession is health. Someone may be threatening your position or your business. They may even be cheating you out of a business deal. You shook heads in good faith. You need to open your eyes and see the agreement for what it is. Also, get into fighting mode, but don’t throw unless provoked.
Reverse Position (Business and Finance)
You are losing your grip, be it either from outside influence like negative feedback, or be it from your mental state. You have exhausted yourself not only physically but mentally as well, that you are almost drowning in your tub. It is not a situation where others can put you. This is precisely the problem you create for yourself. The Nine of Wands advises you to remember that if you let it slip, your job or your own business, it will be much harder to work the way up again. So change your mindset, and it will change your situation.
Nine of Wands – Timing
When will something happen answer?
If it is a question that involves around the timing of an event and you pull the Nine of Wands, this would mean that whatever you desire or wonder about will manifest pretty soon. How soon is that? It would be kind of complicated because it would mean springtime, of a Zodiac Sign season Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius.
It would also be counted in days or months, which would mean one month later, or around the 9th, 18th, 27th of the upcoming month.
The way you want to interpret this is keeping in mind that whatever you are asking about is coming pretty soon. From there, you would figure out the time. For example, if it is summertime when you are doing the reading, it would not indicate that your desire will manifest in spring. The highest possibility is that it would manifest during Leo Season or the upcoming month.
Other times that is much easier than that because you are pulling the number “nine” it would mean in 9 days, in 9 weeks, or 9 months. In Tarot, o any other divination works, it is rare to foretell the future in years because the choices we make along the way alter that future a lot.
Nine of Wands – The Message Answer
Sometimes, we don’t have a specific question. We just want to know how our day will look like, or how we should approach the day ahead. This reading is best performed in the morning, so you form an idea of what that day will bring you.
Upright, The Nine of Wands, foretells a day that will put you in your shell. Maybe people are coming at you, and you do not have it, so you shut everyone out. You may find yourself in a situation when you need to protect yourself physically or emotionally. Either way be ready for a long day.
If you pull the Nine of Wands in reverse, it foretells a day that you may feel weak, be exhausted, and let your guard down. You may not want to communicate much, and maybe you won’t even care how others are behaving around you as long as you can push through the day and go home.
Nine of Wands – Cards Combinations
That’s why it is essential to have a look at how the Nine of Wands communicates with the other Tarot Cards. Taking into account, there are 99 Tarot Cards in a deck, we will have a look at how the Nine of Wands would be interpreted and affect the outcome of the reading in the light of Suits.
Interaction with the Cup Suits
The Cup Suits represent emotions, feelings, relationships, and contract-ships. If we were to draw the Nine of Wands with a tarot card from the Cup Suits, it would mean that you are very protective of your close family, friends, or partners. You see family as a precious thing to hold and protect at all costs. They are your treasure, and you feel they need you to be safe. You may be the head of the family, or the one others rely most upon.
Interaction with the Pentacles Suits
The Nine of Wands and the Pentacles Suit is a good combination for your job or business matters. The Pentacles suit represents money, income, jobs, and if you draw this suit with the Nine of Wands, it would indicate that you are a person that values money and material possessions a lot. Maybe you grew up poor, and that explains the need to protect your current finances and not risk much. It could also indicate that you are someone that loves material possessions and treasure them as your best quality and what you have to offer.
Interaction with the Swords Suits
The Swords Suit gets its share of being a negative suit, where most of the cards represent anxiety, failure, walking away. The Swords Suit, along with the Nine of Wands, would indicate that the past has a grip on you and one that you can’t release. You may have been deeply hurt emotionally by a family member or a past lover that has scarred you. The only way you know how to protect yourself is to build the guard up and not let anyone in. The thing you are not realizing is that you are not only keeping others out; you are also trapping yourself. Reliving the past is not a way to live. You have to let go.
Interaction with the Wands Suits
The Nine of Wands, along with another card of the Wands Suit, means action and inaction are playing at the same time. You want to move forward, you have plans, but at the same time, you are afraid of losing what you already have. This mentality is keeping you stuck, and you are draining your energy. No matter what you do, you have to accept that there are losses and there are gains. Sometimes you lose something because you need to make up space for something better to come in.
Overall, the Nine of Wands, either by itself or pulled in a tarot card draw, is a card that indicates someone that has his or her guards up, protecting their most treasured members or things that may be drained mentally but still manages to keep their head above water.