Your Chosen Card – Nine of Wands Reversed Rider Waite Deck
When reversed, this card suggests that the querent is acting at a disadvantage. He or she may be ill-prepared and feel like giving up in the face of obstacles, perhaps feeling isolated, overwhelmed, or exhausted by circumstances. A rigid or inflexible approach to the problem is not likely to succeed. Sometimes you have to admit that a challenge is insurmountable or that you have taken on more than you can chew; in such a case, the best course of action is to accept that you are not up to the task and move on to something new.
Keywords Reversed: Obstacles, disadvantages, hindrances, opposition, isolation, adversity, inflexibility, weariness, bodily weakness, exhaustion, lack of preparedness, overwhelming odds, delay, sending back.
Timing: 10 Sagittarius20 Sagittarius. Tropical, 3 December12 December. Sidereal, 25 December3 January.
Astrology: The emotional and sensitive Moon in the second decan of fiery Sagittarius, realm of the Knight of Wands (Fire of Fire) and Temperance (Sagittarius). The Moon is linked to the High Priestess.
Number Symbolism: 9 – the final single digit, culmination, fruition, attainment.
Nine Of Wands: Fighting The Good Fight
When Nine of Wands is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Nine of Wands is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Nine of Wands is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Nine of Wands using cards from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Complete Book of Tarot: Key: The occultists who developed the modern tarot regarded each card, especially the major arcana, as ‘keys’ to unlock doors to esoteric knowledge. Presumably these mysterious truths were encoded in the tarot symbols by none other than the Egyptian god Thoth.
Reversed Cards: The Nine of Wands image from the Legacy of the Divine Tarot, which shows a figure on bended knee as if he were paying homage to the hard, rough journey that got him to where he now stands, reminds me of the Stoic saying ‘the obstacle is the way.’ In other words, it is what defeats you, knocks you down, and causes a failure that is the real blessing. The more we hear ‘no,’ the closer we get to ‘yes.’ Each time we fail we got closer to success. Here in the mirror aspect, your resolve is being tested. Can and will you continue to pick yourself up and keep going? Or will you, like the image on the card, kneel down and surrender?
Complete Book of Tarot: Myth 2: The tarot is evil and owes its accuracy to the workings of the devil.
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Complete Book of Tarot: Whatsoever house I may enter, my visit shall be solely for the benefit and advantage of the querent; and I will willingly refrain from doing any injury or wrong from falsehood, and (in an especial manner) from acts of an amorous nature, whatever be the rank of those for whom I consult the cards, whether mistress or servant, bond or free.