Nine of Wands

Nine of Wands

Wands: Ideas, Growth, Energy, Ambition, Expansion 


  • Pause 
  • Strength 
  • Vigilance 
  • Looking For Trouble 
  • No Enjoyment Of Safe Circumstances 

There is a cease fire, or pause in the struggle. He is prepared and very strong. He is assured an eventual victory with the application of his strength and power. He is dedicated and alert with a strong inner fortitude.


  • Weakness 
  • Lateness 
  • Obstacles 
  • Unprepared 
  • Overwhelming Odds 

Here we see weakness or possible troubles. There are obstacles to overcome in the face of adversity. There is displeasure. Not being prepared can bring about disaster. There are overwhelming odds.

Illustrations from the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck®, known also as the Rider Tarot and the Waite Tarot, reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Stamford, CT 06902 USA. Copyright© 1971 by U.S. Games, Inc. Further reproduction prohibited. The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck® is a registered trademark of U.S. Games Inc.