A figure stands in front of a barrier made of eight wands. They are usually holding the ninth wand. Typically they are depicted as being weary in some way. Sometimes they are shown leaning on the wand they hold. Sometimes they are shown as bruised or bandaged. You can tell the figure has seen many battles and is ready to do so again.
This is a card of survivors—those who have been through some rough experiences, but who have learned from it. This card also tells you to be watchful. If something feels off, trust your instincts or experiences. Rest when you can but be on guard.
Nine of Wands Upright Keywords: survivors, eye of the storm, keeping watch, strength of experience, military people or other protectors
It’s good to be cautious but watch to make sure you aren’t overdoing it. Not everything in front of you is the beginning of an attack. Also take a look at the cards surrounding this one. They can indicate that more experience is needed in this situation
Nine of Wands Reversed Keywords: mistrustful, defensive, paranoid, inexperienced