30-Nine of Wands – Reversed Thoth Deck

Your Chosen Card – Nine of Wands Reversed Thoth 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 Sagittarius–20 Sagittarius. Tropical, 3 December–12 December. Sidereal, 25 December–3 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.

Etteilla: Hindrance, suspension, deferral, slowing down, delay, separation, sending back; (R) opposition, disadvantage, adversity, obstacles, unhappiness, misfortune.

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 Thoth 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
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Complete Book of Tarot: The zodiac signs derive their names from the constellations (star groupings) of the ancient zodiac. The Golden Dawn assigned the signs of the zodiac to twelve of the major arcana cards. Note that the following dates are approximate. As you read the list of characteristics, try to think of people you know who are born under that sun sign. How accurate do you find the zodiac signs to be in describing your acquaintances?

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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: Fact(s) 10: Every reader develops his or her own method of interpreting the cards on the basis of experience and intuition. The Golden Dawn routinely abandoned a divination if the querent’s significator failed to appear in a spread in a way that clearly addressed the client’s concerns. It’s hard to be objective when reading for yourself or for people you care about. Remember that the doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient. When in doubt, it is wise to get a second opinion from an experienced tarot reader. As you become more skilled, your readings will become valuable resources others are willing to pay for, just as they would compensate any valued consultant.

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Complete Book of Tarot: The Sun, the center of the solar system and the giver of life, is assigned to the Sun card, trump XIX. The Sun is a ‘planet’ of brilliance, clarity, vital energy, music, and athleticism.