Nine of Wands

Nine of Wands

In the Nine of Wands, we see a Pixie struggling to get to their destination. They are fatigued and sore, and all they want to do is rest. But there is something inside them that pushes them to complete their goal, no matter what.
If you feel tired and are close to giving up, this card is encouraging you to keep going - you're almost there! The Nine of Wands is telling you that you have the perseverance to move forward until you complete what you set out to do.
You've been through a lot and have undergone many trials. To see this card tells us that you have the will power and determination to concur any obstacle that shows up in your path.

Reverse:

Persistence, Resilience, Nearing success, Fatigue

Upright:

Rigidity, Defensiveness, Giving up

Card in Reverse:

In reverse, the Nine of wands can suggest that you may not be a risk taker. You would rather stand back and not try out of fear of failing. In the past, when faced with a challenge, you may have chosen to run away or avoid it all together.
Fear tends to take over a lot for you, and it's so overwhelming at times it feels like there isn't any time to face it. It just takes over before you get the chance to scope out the danger.
Before facing any challenges, try to ask yourself what it is you're afraid of; before the scary thing happens. This card encourages you to be brave, the Nine of Wands can see inside you that you have have it takes to overcome anything! It may be scary at first, but you can do it.

Love

Career

Upright:

Hard work in love, Self-improvement

Reverse:

One partner putting in work, Failing relationship

Upright:

Work fatigue, Feeling drained, Nearing completion of a project

Reverse:

Struggling at work, Nearing burnout

Upright: The Nine of Wands in love tells us you acknowledge that the love you desire will take a lot of work. Being in a relationship requires self-improvement, which can be very difficult and uncomfortable at times. Additionally, many believe that love is a feeling, but love is also a choice. Some days may be harder than others. It might be easier to leave someone when things get hard, but choosing love every day will bring you much reward.

Reversed: Right now you could be feeling like your relationship is draining you. Perhaps you are putting in most, if not, all of the work and are not seeing your partner contribute to your relationship. It feels like everything you try seems to fall short. In order to have a successful relationship, both parties must be willing to compromise and meet each other half way.
If you are single right now, this card can remind us of our boundaries. It might feel like you're getting no-where in love and are starting to feel exhausted. It's good to have boundaries, but in place of a boundary, have you instead built a wall?

Upright: The Nine of Wands tells us that you are not quite through the struggle just yet, but it will end soon. You might be feeling exhausted and like giving up, but the Nine of Wands is here to encourage you to keep going. Your troubles right now are temporary and will soon pay off. You have the strength in you to keep going, you're almost there!

Reversed: It's possible that you are experiencing burnout right now. It's important to give ourselves time to relax and unwind, but something regarding work has you all wrapped up. If you can, try to take a step back to breath and rest. In order to do our best, we need to be at our best.