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The Meaning of
the "Nine of Wands" Tarot Card

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Power
A strong position is achieved. Creative approaches have led to a place of strength. Victory looks to be within reach. A defensible position. Personal strength.

What is the inverted meaning of
the "Nine of Wands"?


Decisions have weakened one's position. A defense will be difficult. A difficult conflict approaches.

Advanced tarot interpretation

(Applies to the upright position)

The Symbolism in the "Nine of Wands" Tarot Card:

A man eyes an encroaching onslaught bravely, yet warily. He has seen recent and successful battle, as evidenced by the bandage on his forehead. The wands stand in a row behind him, acting as guards on their own.

The Meaning of the "Nine of Wands" Tarot Card:

Opposition of a negative force in the person's life. Frequently this card refers to use of not just brute strength, but use of the creative energies to drive away an enemy, whatever that enemy may be. Overcoming addiction or a disease. Standing fast despite any opposition that is faced. This card signifies a long struggle with victory at the end. Less literally, this card signifies a respite after a long period of hard work, with an eye to completion of a long, hard task shortly. Advancement in career is coming, even if the individual is too tired to notice after completing all of their tasks. Also a stalwart and steadfast companion may assist them on their journey upwards.

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