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Nine of Wands

Updated: Feb 19

What do you see when you see the Nine of Wands. A wounded person on guard? What is he thinking and what has he been through. Let us get our answers here.

Nine of Wands Tarot

Nine of Wands Meaning - General

The person in Nine of Wands is wounded and guarded, almost like he has been in a battle and is tired. Yet he is not in the frame of mind to give up. He will continue to protect and guard himself.

The number Nine signifies almost nearing the end of a phase or a cycle. So, this person will do well to not give in. Reprieve is around the corner. All one needs to do is to persevere and stick through till the end. This is how we feel at times with situations and people in life. They tire us, and it feels like never ending. We keep fighting and protecting but without an end or relief in sight.

It takes a lot of courage and patience to hold out against difficult people or situations. And so, Nine of Wands means courage and stamina. You might need to dig into your deepest reserves for that strength and fortitude to keep going. The universe may knock you down, but you need to get up every time you get knocked down.

Nine of Wands in tarot also depicts a feeling of being defensive. This is a card of defending your ground, your position, your belongings or something that you believe for. Remember how this is in contrast to our friend in Seven of Wands, who was more aggressive and ready to strike if needed? In contrast, Nine of Wands is more subdued. He doesn’t want to fight, but merely defend. He is paranoid about something and is guarding himself from his apprehensions.

Nine of Wands could also be about certain delays or waiting for something to happen. The suspended state of things can feel frustrating, but this is not the time to give up or give in, as a resolution is just around the corner.

Let us look at the Nine of Wands in specific contexts of a love tarot reading and career tarot reading. Remember to apply all the above general readings to the below readings as well.

Nine of Wands Love

Love Reading for Relationships

With Nine of Wands in love and relationship, one of the partners in the relationship could be very guarded with the other. There could be lack of trust and a feeling of needing to protect oneself. Try to identify the issue and break the walls if needed with openness and trust.

This is not a time to give up. Things will resolve soon, and you need to persevere until you can. The advice is to just keep pushing through.

Love Reading for Singles

You probably feel very paranoid about relationships. Past hurt is making you wary about getting into a new one. It might be good to heal yourself first before you commit yourself again. Let the other person earn your trust before you give yourself all in a relationship.

Nine of Wands in love for singles is advice to keep courage and not give up. Things will look up very soon.

Nine of Wands Career & Finance

With the Nine of Wands in career, if there are issues, they are about to resolve. You, on your part, should keep holding out. Play your part and do not give up.

It is ok to feel guarded and create boundaries. But make sure you are not overdoing it and your paranoia is not getting the better out of you.

Financially, things might seem tight. There could be some unexpected expenses. Nine of Wands tells you to guard your money and wealth. Respite is on the horizon, just pull through this difficult phase with all the stamina you have got.

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