Have you ever found yourself in an intellectual “discussion” on the internet and it gets a little heated but you hold your ground with style…. Then you shut down your computer, climb into bed because it’s way past your bed time. But lo, and behold, you can’t sleep. Your mind is still active with more brilliant, witty things to say….
This is the 9 of Wands in a nutshell.
On one hand, it means teaching, guiding, writing, journalism, experts sharing their knowledge, intuitives sharing their prophetic insights and divination. The energy of the 9 of Wands implies these teachings reach far and wide, which makes me think of the global internet.
Of course, any time you have something worthwhile to say, some will feel threatened by your knowledge. But you don’t feel threatened by opposition. You actually thrive on it. It makes you feel alive. It brings out higher intelligence you didn’t even know you had.
When The 9 of Wands Shows Up In A Reading
Health: You’re probably in relatively good health but you might want ensure the ecosystem of your gut has a healthy balance of good and bad bacteria. The good bacteria keeps you healthy; the bad keeps your immune system working and strong. If the “bad” bacteria proliferates, it’s difficult to get rid of it. Either way, if there’s an imbalance, it can create great stress on your biological system, taxing your energy level which creates further health issues and reflects through other problems in your life.
Occupation: If you’re considering an occupation in the fields of teaching, writing, editing, using a foreign language or speaking especially to a audience, this card is your good omen. You could also be called to a career as a psychic or tarot reader. Or an activist. Perhaps social activism is more your thing, or all of the above. The 9 of Wands encourages you to go for it. Just be prepared to handle inevitable opposition with poise and intelligence, and don’t take it too seriously.
Relationships: Are you in the middle of a relationship conflict? The 9 of Wands might encourage you to lighten up and appreciate any opposition which exists to motivate you to evolve, especially in understanding.
Hidden Meaning: It’s vital to discover your inner passion, but you might be surprised upon discovering it that it’s characterized by an untamed power. This untamed power has the potential to help or harm, but you possess the power to channel it in the direction you’d like to go.
Reversed: When the 9 of Wands is upright, you thrive on opposition. It brings out your best self and highest intelligence. Reversed, the opposition creates problems for you. You’ve made enemies. The antagonism and mental strife interrupts your sleep, your work, your normal life routine and relationships. You just can’t stop thinking about all the brilliant, life-changing insights you have to share. If people only knew what you know, it would start a revolution, solve the world’s problems and we can all live happily ever after. Then we find out it doesn’t exactly work that way, and we need to seek more effective ways to communicate.
Advice: You have much intelligence to share with the world. You’re passionate about your topics too. You just want to make sure you maintain your integrity with a respectful demeanor. Ensure you’ve dealt with any inner pain so you don’t unintentionally lash out at others and use your words to harm others. Otherwise, stand confident on your personal truths and boldly share them, while expecting challenges and possible conflict along the way.
Astrological Association: Sagittarius
Element: Air on the 9th House
Timing: November 22nd to December 21st
Yes or No: Most likely