Nine of Wands Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Fire, male active energy
Keywords and Phrases:
Perseverance, nearly there…
Nine of Wands Tarot Card Meanings
The image in the Gilded Tarot has a slightly different tone to that found in the traditional Rider-Waite. Against the backdrop of a moody sky, the stance of the fatigued man suggests he’s been weathering the storm yet holds onto the ninth wand, determined to see things through and not prepared to throw in the towel, even though he seems to have been through the wars already.
The Nine of Wands is a card of perseverance in readiness for the final hurdle. It may feel as though you’re at the end of your reserves or have nothing left to give, yet this isn’t the time to quit but to see things through and push forward.
It’s similar to climbing a mountain when you’re close to the top, the last part of the journey seems to take the last of your strength and you can’t see anything except the mountain, but you’re almost at the pinnacle where you’ll finally be able to stand and admire the view and look back upon how far you’ve come, the hardest part of the climb is near the end. Keep on keeping on… you’re nearly there!
If reversed or ill-dignified, this card can present obstacles to thwart efforts, or prolonged resistance that may ultimately defeat you.
Nine of Wands Tarot Card Combinations:
This is a straightforward card to read in combinations if you look to the following card, as it will show you whether the matter is worth persevering with....
Five of Wands > Nine of Wands > Two of Pentacles: Persevering through difficult conditions or tricky situations, with continued effort you'll successfully manage to find a balance that can be maintained.
Nine of Wands > Four of Cups: Despite best endeavours this may leave you feeling deflated and not the outcome you intended, may lose motivation to continue efforts after a while.
Nine of Wands > Eight of Swords: This may be become more difficult as matters progress, it suggests there will be limitations to what can be achieved and the situation becomes more restricted.
Five of Pentacles > Nine of Wands > Seven of Pentacles: Persistence and perseverance through a difficult financial situation will eventually bring in additional funds to improve the matter, efforts rewarded through diligence, patience, and hard work.
Judgement > Nine of Wands > Death: Sometimes we need a second opportunity to prove we were right the first time! This brings a re-run to a previous situation but the revival may be more challenging than you envisaged and finally leads to closure of the matter.
Nine of Wands > The Hermit > The Sun: This isn't a quick fix so best to pace yourself and take your time, seek out wiser minds who may be able to assist you, delve deeply regarding your inner motivation and contemplate next steps with care, as with the right approach you will be successful in your efforts.
You can find more information in Easy Tarot Combinations: How to Connect the Cards for Insightful Readings.
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