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Nine of Wands Art and Meaning Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck

Designation

Nine of Wands

About the Deck

Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"

Provenance

Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.

Tags

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

Description

The figure leans upon his staff and has an expectant look, as if awaiting an enemy. Behind are eight other staves--erect, in orderly disposition, like a palisade.

Meaning of Nine of Wands from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Upright

The card signifies strength in opposition. If attacked, the person will meet an onslaught boldly; and his build shews, that he may prove a formidable antagonist. With this main significance there are all its possible adjuncts--delay, suspension, adjournment.

Reversed

Obstacles, adversity, calamity.

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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