Nine of Wands Tarot Card

The Tarot Suit of Wands

The Tarot Suit of Wands is associated with the suit of Clubs in standard playing cards. The tarot suit of wands is also known by other names, such as staffs or as staves in some decks.

There are meanings associated with each of the suits in a tarot deck, as well as the more specific interpretations associated with each individual card - and yet more precise meanings pertaining to particular cards in particular locations within spreads. The suit of wands is associated with the element of fire. It is also associated with the season of summer, i.e. of the sun, which is a 'fire', and with the direction South.

The suit of wands may be thought of as concerning personal growth and the expression of our 'inner fire', through work, intellect, or creativity.

The Nines in the tarot deck are the last of the single digit numbers. They are cards of completion, the tarot cards representing achievement after which one can reflect on progress made and any associated material gains or earnings.

The 9 of Wands is associated with dilemmas, the types of choices and dilemmas that everyone faces at some times in life.

Everyone faces some difficult and / or important decisions that can have far-reaching consequences. Making such decisions can be difficult. Is there a tempation to procrastinate ? Sometimes there is nothing more than we can do but 'wait and see'.

The 9 of Wands tarot card can appear in a spread to invite the querent to consider if he or she might still be defending an idea or position that no-longer requires or deserves his or her continuing protection.


Keywords and phrases for the many possible meanings of the 9 of Wands Tarot Card include:

  • Changes and new challenges
  • Forceful approaches cause us to need to remain "on guard"
  • Hidden enemies
  • Wait for it ... cease-fire in a struggle

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What about the Nine of Wands Reversed ?

Some interpretations of the meaning of the 9 of Wands reversed include:

  • Being caught in a moment of weakness, 'off-guard'
  • Failure or inability to defend a position or situation, could be 'lost for words'
  • Ill health associated with (or exacerbated by) weakness, possibly in the form of low immunity to disease

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