Nine of Wands Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the 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"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
DescriptionThe 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
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.
Obstacles, adversity, calamity.
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.