Nine of Wands

Nine of Wands

Keywords for the Nine of Wands Tarot Card

  • Courage, perseverance
  • Defense, paranoia, boundaries
  • Lessons learned through experience
  • Protect what you’ve built


The Nine of Wands tarot card is the card for courage and persistence in the face of challenges.

Traditionally, this card shows a man tightly gripping a wand, looking off to the side. He looks suspicious and paranoid, and his head is wrapped in a bandage. Eight wands are stuck in the ground behind him, creating a fence or barrier.


When you’re feeling defensive and hurt, the Nine of Wands reminds you that you can handle anything if you summon your final reserves and stand for what you believe in.


This card can be a warning to watch your back. Without being paranoid, create strong boundaries and defenses to protect the things you’ve built.


You have learned many lessons recently. Be sure you actually implement what you’ve learned by changing your actions (and, if necessary, your words, thoughts, and beliefs). Change is difficult, but necessary. You are definitely strong enough to handle this challenge


Keywords for the Nine of Wands Reversed

  • Isolation ends
  • Seek reinforcements
  • Don’t be so defensive



  • The original was painted on 11x14 high quality 140lb watercolor paper with Turner watercolor paints.
  • Signature is hidden in the painting. 
  • Your original painting will come with a certificate of authenticity and a backing board, wrapped in plastic.
  • The painting is vertically oriented.


High quality reproductions are also available in 11x14 and 8x10 or 5x7 (with slight cropping) on an excellent quality linen paper which will retain it's true colors for many years.