Tarot: 9 of Wands

Revolutionary Truths, Consciousness, Personal Courage

Obstacles? Controversy? Dark forces? Slim chance of success? Bring it.

The 9 of Wands tarot card is about expressing your revolutionary truths when it feels like the whole world is against you. These truths transcend any language, culture, media or land barriers. They expand across all illusions of time, including the future.

You trust these unconventional axioms with your life, because you’ve experienced plenty to awaken to them. This is not mere intellectual knowledge. These living principles have become you. They’ve carried you through thick and thin; so you thrive on them even when the masses label you as deluded or a troublemaker.

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

The courageously outspoken guide, intuitive, witch, social activist, writer, journalist, editor, public speaker – perhaps you – isn’t threatened by powerful institutional, corporate and political forces; in fact, these challenges provide the opportunity to spread far and wide the wisdom of your highest insights.

That attitude is exactly how opposition is disarmed.

9 of Wands by Cosmic Tarot by Norbert Lösche, Tarot of Mermaids, Stella's Tarot, and Housewives Tarot, by intuitivefish.com
9 of Wands by Cosmic Tarot by Norbert Lösche, Tarot of Mermaids, Stella’s Tarot, and Housewives Tarot, by intuitivefish.com

When The 9 Of Wands Shows Up In A Reading

Health and Body Image: Strong health is indicated by the 9 of Wands. Your immune system can withstand virtually any onslaught when it’s allowed to intermingle with viruses and harmful bacteria…. Your confident frame of mind and spirited disposition reflects your level of health.

Occupation and Finances: The 9 of Wands provides fearless energy to maintain success during the ups and downs of business and the economy – if it’s personally fulfilling and meaningful work, that is.

Relationships: If you’re experiencing conflict in a relationship, or if two or more parties are steamrolling in opposite directions, know that harmony can still be had. You might be tempted to give up, but you’re close to a resolution so hang on. There might be one last issue to overcome. You might need to change course a little to get that final victory. Instead of viewing conflict as a problem, see it instead as an opportunity to develop your authentic individuality – which is the main ingredient for an intimate and fulfilling relationship anyway.

Hidden Meaning: In actuality, there is no opposition in existence except our very own. Us Earth humans tend to project conflict onto others when in fact, its source is our very own mind. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We love a good debate, and a wild adventure. We intuitively know that life is ultimately just a game.

9 of Wands from Mary-el Tarot
9 of Wands from Mary-el Tarot

Reversed: 9 of Wands reversed indicates oppression, or mental controversy, mental strife, or somebody or something acting contrary to what you’re working to achieve. Maybe the other party is interested, but you’re not getting as much in return as you’re putting out. Maybe they’re stuck in unpractical idealism. Or maybe you’re drained, or you’ve lost the courage to stand up for yourself, or confront someone. This card reversed could also refer to difficulties with relatives of the marriage or life partner. Stay true to your requirements, enforce your boundaries, and move steadily past obstacles, delays, or someone’s carelessness toward your standards.

Advice: Remain stable through external changes by confidently trusting your personal truths. When we sincerely believe our beliefs, we naturally express them calmly and intelligently in the right way at the right time, when the opportunity arises. While your insights might upset some people, no assertive force or violent defense is necessary. Maintain your equilibrium by rolling with the punches. You’ll find your strength through opposition.

Astrological Association: Second decanate of Sagittarius

Element: Air on the 9th House

Timing: December 2nd to December 11th, or 9 days

Reversals: Generally, an obstacle must be overcome before a favorable event can occur

Yes or No: Absolutely, although not without opposition or conflict

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