The Nine of Wands depicts a stairwell of wild, unruly wands. The stairwell leads to a crescent moon shining above the top step. The crescent moon connects to new beginnings and turning dreams into reality. These dreams represent the dreams of the heart and divine unfolding. The vertical lines on the card are a sign to keep moving forward as we meet adversity. The obstacles and challenges we face are only refining us to strip away what is no longer needed and to leave us with what is truly in our heart to express.
The moon connects with our intuition. When we follow this subtle guide inside we are naturally aligned with our highest unfolding in this life. We are moving with what is felt, but not necessarily seen. This is jumping into the unknown with full trust when we listen deeply instead of going with the influence of others around us. Our source of intuition is the natural guide that knows exactly as we need to move. When we move against intuition we experience tremendous pain because there is a movement inside that knows we are going against our natural expression. The moon encourages us to listen to the silent one inside. True natural expression comes from this silence, not from projections of the mind. It can feel scary and we can experience many challenges. These challenges will have a different flavor because they come from joy of our natural movement and surrender to the divine. All that is faced will be designed to break down the barriers that keep us feeling limited. Only a deep gratitude and thank you will be left inside as we continue moving forward.
What is brewing inside? Are we backing away from our naturalness of being or do we use the challenges we face to strengthen us and move forward? The vertical lines on the card are asking us to trust and move forward. We may feel drained and tired, at times questioning everything. Allowing rest is helpful, but we cannot give up on the vision inside our heart. We are asked to draw upon strength. The Nine of Wands is showing us our experience won’t always be easy, however, our love and openness for life will support us fully as we live in the truth of our being. When we move as truth we cannot fail. When we move from the minds projections we are bound to fail, this is something we can only say thank you for.
Nine of Wands could also be telling us that we are so close to completing a goal but perhaps getting nervous last minute right before the magic is revealing itself. Remember, all of the energy invested into something doesn’t just dissipate unless we leave it and give up on what we have invested working on. It only vanishes if we turn our attention in another direction. We are always allowed to start fresh and go in a different direction, but we must pause and ask if there is fear of success or failure? Sometimes we like to start over because we feel it is a clean slate, and yes, sometimes this is true. But sometimes we are giving up and will be facing the same challenges no matter which direction we go until we pass through them.
Any challenge we go through is pointing us back to our self. When we move as the self we can go in any direction. If we move as a restricted version of ourself that is formed in the imagined mind we will go on many strange courses, but they will always bring us back to the self because of the deep attraction to move authentically. When we are open to truly living in this way instead of feeding the false imagined self we are already blessed. The course can go all sorts of ways, but as we move authentically we will be moving with a deeper flow within ourself that cannot be denied. We will also know without a doubt when we are not in that space and when identification of mind occurs. The Nine of Wands is revealing we cannot get away from challenges, but to embrace them as we move in this life. The preferences we have in our mind of the way life should or shouldn’t be can often get in the way of what life needs to show us in the moment.
Life has magic in each moment revealing itself when we allow it to unfold in divine perfection. Remember the challenges are all gifts allowing what is false to fall away. Let the Nine of Wands be a reminder to stay true to your heart and to allow yourself to move fully from this space.