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Nine of Wands Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Nine of Wands

About the Deck

Vivid Waite Smith

These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.

Provenance

Loren Lundgren, © 2021

Tags

wands-9, nine-of-wands, nine, wands

Description

A man leans upon his staff with an expectant look, as if awaiting an enemy. His build indicates that he may prove a formidable opponent. Behind are eight other staves—upright, in orderly arrangement, like a fence.

Meaning of Nine of Wands from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

Signifies strength in opposition—if attacked, the person will meet that attack boldly. Possibly delay, suspension, adjournment.

Reversed

Obstacles, adversity, disasters.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Great success.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Generally speaking, a bad card.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Annoyances. Troubles from friends. Quarrels. Lawsuit

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Order, Discipline, Good Arrangement, Disposition

Reversed

Obstacles, Crosses, Delay, Displeasure.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

An unlooked-for inheritance, money acquired under a will

Reversed

a small, friendly gift.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

difficulty with the police; suits at law; an inheritance by will.

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