What Does the 9 of Wands Mean?

Just when you thought you had nothing left to give, the 9 of Wands tells you to be strong and prepared. Defence, in order to be effective, must be mobile*

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Tarot Card Meanings for the 9 of Wands

Keywords for the 9 of Wands
Determination; strength of character; digging deep; belief in your personal power; courage under fire; a test of personal power or strength; being able to push through; protecting what you have worked for; defending your rights; protecting your reputation.
The 9 of Wands Reversed
Loss of strength; a failed attempt at defence; losing your power; being over-powered; losing what you have worked for; being ousted from your position; being abandoned in your fight; having your character attacked.
9 of Wands as People
Soldiers and the military; protest marchers; activists; security guards and bodyguards; striking workers; diehards.

9 of Wands Correspondences

TimingDec 3 – Dec 12. Moon in Sagittarius
Numerology9 – Strength, compassion, completion, optimism, suffering
Card Counting Value9 – card number
Yes or NoYes


9 of Wands as a Daily Tarot Oracle Card

Oracle Message: Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it’s the courage to continue that counts.**


The 9 of Wands is normally associated with personal power, stamina, defending your position – or someone else’s. Some of you will experience those things today, no doubt. What this 9 of Wands advises you do is look up, look ahead and see what’s coming. This is in many ways, the card of the tarot reading – being prepared for the road ahead.

It may be a big bear that’s coming, it may be a flurry of Christmas bills, whatever it is, arm yourself and meet it head on. They say in dreams, when you’re being chased, that you should stop and turn around to face the person/thing that is chasing you and it will disappear. Which really means it will lose its power as you lose your fear and replace it with courage.

So do that today – face your fear, face your adversary, face your situation – see it coming and face it. The 9 of Wands by its very nature says you will defeat it and triumph, what you have today is a head start by seeing it coming and being prepared for it.

*Aleister Crowley, the Book of Thoth **Sir Winston Churchill

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