9 of wands tarot card meanings upright and reversed

9 of Wands Tarot Card Meanings – nine of rods – upright


The nine of wands upright indicates a self-defending attitude. This tarot card refers to hurts in the past. The person on the 9 of wands tarot card (RWS) is protective. He is afraid of something that has not quite happen yet. The message of the 9 of wands tarot card is to stay alert but not to isolate yourself. You might feel like you are not being sure if you can rely on other people. The 9 of wands shows perseverance.

Advice for the 9 of wands is to have courage because you are almost at the end of the cycle and success is nearby. Don’t get paranoid, you will get through this.

9 of wands in job & career tarot readings

The 9 of wands tarot card could show up in a tarot reading when you expect the worst or you are very cautious in regard to your work or career. The man on the image of the 9 of wands tarot card looks like his past mistakes or past hurts are now coming to the surface in this present situation.

This is time to stay alert and at the same time you need to take some time for introspection. To end this situation perseverance is needed.

9 of wands in love & relationship tarot readings

The 9 of wands as feelings could differ from feelings of cautiousness to feeling irritatable. There is a lot of  fear of getting hurt in the 9 of wands tarot card. For some reason you need to protect yourself and it is difficult to trust people at this moment of time.

You might find your partner behaving suspiscious at the moment. The reason could be because something hurtful happend to you in past relationships and now these feelings are showing up again, so the attitude and approach you have in regard to this subject is influenced by past experiences rather than what happens in the now. The 9 of wands shows that it will be good to stay alert and at the same time not to make the situation more complicated than it actually is.

Use your wisdom in this situation.

It could be that you have a wall around you in your relationship because of past experiences but it will be better to be confident that you have learned from these experiences and so you will do better than last time.

9 of wands as outcome

  • withdrawing yourself from a situation out of fear
  • fearing the next step
  • being alert for the things to come
  • afraid to get hurt again
  • untrustworthy people in your environment
  • courage
  • feeling irritatable


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9 of Wands Tarot Card Meanings – nine of rods – reversed


It could be that you waste your energy on fearing fear when the 9 of wands reversed shows up. Be aware that fears are often not based on reality. Clear thinking and your wisdom can help you in this stuation. You are able to learn from past experiences.

The 9 of wands reversed can indicate you need to pay attention that the self-defending attitude won’t transform into paranoia.

Another meaning of the 9 of wands reversed is that the self-defending attitude is fading away but you might still operate on your own in the situation.

Fears and paranoia are now calming down.

9 of wands reversed as outcome

  • wasted energy
  • delay
  • hesitation
  • paranoia


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