(i) Nine of Wands YouTube Video
Nine of Wands : My in-depth YouTube Video on the Nine of Wands of the Thoth Tarot deck may be viewed below:
(ii) Thoth Nine of Wands
In the Nine of Wands there are 8 crossed arrows in the background and a large dominant wand in the foreground. The moon is at the tip of this wand and the sun is the driving force at the top. Both astrological glyphs are at the bottom of the card. The background is dark grey at the top going to almost black at the bottom.
(iii) Rider Waite Nine of Wands
(iv) Nine of Wands & The Tree of Life
Yesod in Atziluth. Associated with YESOD the 9th sephiroth ruled by the Moon.
(v) Shemhamphorasch Angels of the Nine of Wands
Jerathel: Confidence. Inexhaustible source of energy. Optimism. Dissipates confusion, leads to success. Liberates one from evil, propagates the light.
Seeiah: Happy longevity. Protection from accidents. Caution and foresight.
(vi) Astrology of the Nine of Wands
1. Decan : 2nd decan of Sagittarius (11 – 20°) & ruled by the moon
2. Moon in Sagittarius
So we have a DOUBLE lunar influence in this card, as the moon both rules the decan and also the 9th Sephiroth Yesod.
(vii) Symbology of the Nine of Wands
Central Dominant Wand = connects Tiphareth with Yesod on the tree of life, or the sun and the moon:
This represents the bringing of the subconscious (moon) into the conscious (sun). So this refers to our latent or hidden powers becoming awakened and applied towards something practical.
Top of Main Wand = Sun /Moon combination (integration of conscious/unconscious)
Tip of Main Wand = Moon in Sagittarius = directed will (Sagittarius) pierces the unconscious represented by the moon = using our willpower to draw on untapped reserves of strengths
Sun = has 9 wavy and 9 straight rays. 9 represents the influence of the moon
Arrows are red = Sagittarius a fire sign.
9 moons on arrow = Yesod & 9th sephiroth
10 flames in the background = relates to Malkuth, the 10th Sephiroth and implies that this card will relate to visible results in our life.
(viii) Divinatory Meanings for the Nine of Wands
This is the opposite of the energy of the 8 of wands which is a short burst of energy. Here we have a long acting energy of ENDURANCE.
When we reach deep inside ourselves, we will discover new depths of strength and power we never thought we had and these will bring about more balance and harmony within our life.
When we overcome obstacles and use this inner strength we form an unshakeable trust in ourselves that will serve us well in times ahead.
Sometimes this will bring up things which may not find easy but this card refers to the Lunar Goddess ARMETIS and so we will have the strength to conquer any difficulties that may arise.
The Greek goddess Artemis was famous for her hunting skills, especially with her bow and arrow. She had unerring aim that never missed her target. She was a very able hunter taking down some of the most terrifying beasts with ease and grace.Artemis was also very protective of the animals in her domain.
When the 9 of Wands turns up in a reading, we can be re-assured that we have what it takes to get by. Even in times of stress and difficulty, inner strength will rise up to guide us forward toward our goals. And in the process we shall learn more about ourselves and our abilities, gaining a new all-round perspective which brings security and self-confidence.
- We are doubting that we have the energy to see a task or situation through.
- A situation is sapping our energy and we cannot seem to resolve it.
- A situation that is not bringing out our strengths, perhaps a job we are not compatable with.
- Doubts about our own self worth. Concentrating on our weaknesses and not looking deep enough to see our strong points. Need more self confidence and better self talk.