Nine of Wands Tarot Card Meaning and Art Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
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.
Loren Lundgren, © 2021
DescriptionA 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 Tarot Deck
Signifies strength in opposition—if attacked, the person will meet that attack boldly. Possibly delay, suspension, adjournment.
Obstacles, adversity, disasters.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Generally speaking, a bad card.
Annoyances. Troubles from friends. Quarrels. Lawsuit
Order, Discipline, Good Arrangement, Disposition
Obstacles, Crosses, Delay, Displeasure.
An unlooked-for inheritance, money acquired under a will
a small, friendly gift.
difficulty with the police; suits at law; an inheritance by will.