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Properties of 9 of Wands


Alternate Names: Great Strength


Keywords / Additional Meanings:

Generally speaking, a bad card.



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.

Divinatory Meaning:

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 Description:

Obstacles, adversity, calamity.


Astrological / Elemental Correspondence: Moon in Sagittarius