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Nine of Wands Art and Meaning

Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

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.

About the Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.

Provenance

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

Meaning of Nine of Wands from the Rider 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.