Upright: resilience, perseverance, final stretch
Reversed: fatigue, overwhelm, struggle
A person with a bandaged head holds a wand with both hands, as if they are holding themselves up. Eight wands form a fortress behind them. A hilly landscape and blue sky can be seen in the background. The person looks tired, but ready to protect themselves if necessary.
9: Fruition, fulfillment, attainment, growth
Nine of Wands Upright
Your resilience is being tested. Maybe you are tired of fighting, but you are so close to achieving your goal— don’t give up! You should, however, take the prospect of burnout seriously. Taking time to rest is not the same as giving up, and will only help you achieve your goals in the long run. You do have support available to you, so don’t be afraid to ask for help either.
Nine of Wands Reversed
You have overcome some challenges but you’re not out of the woods yet. You may feel a need to protect what you’ve acquired so far, to the detriment of planning out your next steps. While it is important to set up and defend boundaries, you don’t want to shut everyone out. Extend a bit of trust and ask your community for help.