The Nine of Wands is a rather contradictory card. This card has been called “great strength” by some and gives the suggestion of safety, security and courage.
Some class this as a powerful card which brings great fulfilment, especially where the querent’s wishes are concerned. The type of strength that is signified in their tarot forecast is that of an inner strength with faith and confidence in themselves.
Symbolism in the Nine of Wands ~
Sometimes people don’t know their own strength according to the symbolism in this card. They only get to realise this when faced with certain difficult or challenging situations. This card suggests the person for whom it has appeared has strength in reserve at this time. They may be surprised at what they can do, and could achieve or realise a goal which they never thought they’d ever be able to attain.
Predictions in the Nine of Wands ~
There is a sense of seeking guidance from within. They are willing to trust their intuition. Perhaps they are about to embark on a new phase of experience and this is likely to be in the psychic or spiritual realms, rather than the material.
The querent should prepare themselves for obstacles or delays if they are currently waiting for something. These hurdles can be overcome, so they must not lose faith. However, it is more likely that they will be overcome with forcefulness rather than with patience.
Advice in the Nine of Wands ~
The person for whom this card has appeared has worked very hard and when it comes to their business aims or even personal ones. Their past efforts probably can’t be faulted. But the trouble is, they’re wondering whether all this has been worth it.
They can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel, but can they reach it or will it escape them? This card suggests they should not give up. They’ve come this far, they’ve only got to put in a small amount of effort and they’ll achieve their aims.
The Nine of Wands tells them that there’s only one last hurdle to overcome before success is theirs. The energy is there even if the enthusiasm has gone. Dig deep and make that one last effort and there won’t be any regrets.
Where there is challenge or opposition, the querent should do their best to remain calm and focused. Even though events at this time may leave them a little uncertain or unsure, they can get through them through common sense and care. Not only this, but they can also trust their intuition.