Nine Of Wands – Gilded Tarot Deck
I. Meaning of the Nine of Wands Gilded Tarot
On the Nine of Wands Gilded Tarot, we can see a weary soldier retreating from a difficult onslaught. He is clinging to his own efforts only by will, as shown by the stick he is holding. He had not expected such a failure and it made him feel upside down. What he went through did not reflect his own expectations. The small scarab to his right represents the quiet voice of the soldier’s soul. Like the card number IX, the Hermit of the Major Arcana Gilded Tarot, the warrior must retreat and fortify himself. He needs to compare what he believes with his actual experiences and adjust that belief.
II. Message of the Nine of Wands Gilded Tarot
The Nine of Wands Gilded Tarot carries the message that you are facing an unexpected failure. Things didn’t go as you wanted and you are not sure why. Take it slow and think, determine what happened and why. Let’s learn from this situation and return to the battle. At the same time, beware of despair. Even though the situation is difficult and perhaps embarrassing, don’t give up. Retreat to recover and learn, not to run away from life.
III. Interpretation of the Nine of Wands Gilded Tarot in a spread
When the Nine of Wands Gilded Tarot appears, the first and foremost thing that you should do is take a deep and calm breath. Don’t let the things you are worried about overwhelm you. Spend only once a day or once an hour thinking about that concern if you must. At least one of your worries is really just your imagination. Be specific about what is scaring you and put it aside. What is the real possibility of the problem you are worrying about if it actually happens? Comfort yourself, and if you need help, don’t be afraid to ask for it. Asking for help is a sign of a strong person.
Strength is another aspect of the Nine of Wands Gilded Tarot. This soldier is so resilient! He has a strong body and inner spirit that perseveres even when everything is against him. This card urges you to keep going no matter what. Even if everyone and everything seems to be against you right now, don’t give up. Inside you is hiding a resource that you need to unleash.
The appearance of the Nine of Wands Gilded Tarot in a reading indicates that you need to be patient and fight for what you want. Everything will be sure to go smoothly if you stand your ground. This is a matter of determination, ambition, and perseverance. You also need to be alert and ready for the worst when this card appears in the spread. To avoid negative outcomes, you need to be more careful in planning, as well as keep an eye on your eyes.
In terms of work, things may be relatively difficult when the Nine of Wands Gilded Tarot appears in your reading. Are you carrying more than you can handle? Are your responsibilities dragging you down? Maybe you should start by clarifying what you can control and what you cannot. This card can be a warning that you must work carefully. Pay attention because there is a chance you will get hurt. If you have ever been burned, you know the feeling of the man in this card. The lessons life has to offer can be difficult at times, especially when hope is cut off. It is human nature to trigger defensive thoughts in such times, but don’t let yourself sink into despair. What you have been through will hurt you but it will also make you stronger.
In terms of love, if you are lonely, the appearance of the Nine of Wands Gilded Tarot suggests that you are cautious in stepping into a new relationship because of past heartaches. Try to analyze the things that went wrong in the past and see if there is a possibility to change those things. If you are in a relationship, this card indicates that you need to be careful or else you will get hurt. Alternatively, it is also possible that your partner is overly protective making you feel stifled. Let’s just be honest and tell him/her that you need some personal space.
In terms of finance, the Nine of Wands Gilded Tarot points out that worrying too much will not help you at all. You need to be alert, as well as learn to be calm and patient. Be careful what projects you choose in the future and think twice about it. You should consider carefully if that plan will increase your income or not, analyze it before joining it.
In terms of health, because life is stressful for you right now, you are most likely affected by anxiety. That is why you need to keep a balance in all aspects of your life: exercise, diet (in terms of quantity and quality), hibernation, etc. You can also find benefits through meditation. The Nine of Wands Gilded Tarot tells that the stress will soon pass, and you will also find the answers you seek.
In terms of spirituality, right now, you may not be ready to be rigorous and disciplined yourself, but this is the time when staying disciplined will help you achieve your spiritual goals. Stay focused, have a plan, and set higher standards for yourself in terms of research and spiritual commitment. You have the power within you to achieve anything you want.
When in reverse, the Nine of Wands Gilded Tarot indicates that you need to give up the battle. Either that battle has lost its meaning or you realize that fighting in the first place is a waste of time. You can be stubborn in negotiating – your ego may be hurt by admitting you were wrong. Chances are you are in a period where your strength has dissipated, so you need to rely on something or someone to get through it. The reversed Nine of Wands also appears when you have a conflict with your partner about something. In that case, you should take a softer approach and realize that you cannot force your opinions upon your loved one.
When the reversed Nine of Wands Gilded Tarot appears, it is important not to be hard on yourself if you feel your physical, mental or emotional strength is declining. None of us can be perfectly healthy all the time. Allow yourself to rely on someone else or something positive, and always remember that your strength will return. Everything has a cycle.
In terms of work, it is likely that you are feeling completely buried in work and don’t know the way out. If you are in this situation, talk to someone in your personal life that you trust, and then consider the appropriate actions you should take in the workplace. It does not necessarily have to be overworked, but it is a fact that it is not as important to multitask in a half-hearted way as doing less yet more productively in the workplace. If possible, the reversed Nine of Wands Gilded Tarot advises you to ask for help.
In terms of love, do you find yourself that one hundred percent of what you say or do is right while your lover is completely wrong about it when the reversed Nine of Wands Gilded Tarot appears in a love reading? In this situation, you should not force your partner to accept your perspective with anger and coercion. Try a softer solution, and find the point of his/her opinion or action. If you are in the search for love, try to approach your partner gently and thoroughly. Haste and impulsivity can destroy all your efforts.
In terms of finance, the reversed Nine of Wands Gilded Tarot has a special meaning that is the same as the upright card. Navigating yourself with fear and anxiety will not help you in this situation. Don’t beat yourself up about where you are, instead, you should take things one at a time, ask for help when you need it, and consider ways you can cut your expenses and/or increase your income. You can get over the situation, but outbursts of anger or anxiety will only hurt you. Things don’t change overnight, and this is not the time to invest in games of chance.
In terms of health, the reversed Nine of Wands Gilded Tarot advises you to do your best to stay calm and patient. Feeling anxious can be your main problem right now if you let it take over your mind. Take deep breaths or do some heavy lifting (if you can handle the load or if your doctor allows it). That might help you right now. If you are waiting for the results of your health problems, you may have to wait a little longer. Do not hesitate to seek help and chat about what concerns you. Release the tension as much as you can.
In terms of spirituality, you may not feel the “spiritual connection” when the Nine of Wands Gilded Tarot appears in reverse. Instead, you may feel that there are so many practical things in your life that you now don’t have enough time or mind to focus so much on spiritual matters. One mistake is that we always treat mind, body, and spirit as one. The happiest and most pragmatic people are actually the ones who care about all three of these distinct aspects in separate ways. Even if you can focus on all three at the moment, it is still a good idea to take some time to meditate or visit a sanctuary of worship once a week. Let’s start with yourself. It is better to take some time to think and mentally focus than to do nothing. Eventually, you are better off doing your spiritual ritual in your own way, no matter what anyone says or thinks.