Nine of Wands, general description
Nine of Wands is the 47th card of the Major Arcana. It is part of Fatecaster’s Tarot card list that summarizes the Rider Waite Tarot cards’ meaning.
Nine of Wands means defiance and opposition with a threatening situation or experience. However it also shows that there isn’t any real threat (unlike Seven of Wands), fears and defensive reaction are only recalled by our previous painful experiences. It indicates isolation that is often called hard-headedness in tales. It usually means that, as a hedgehog, we don’t want to the important steps that would be important for our growth.
After all there are some situations in which it refers to the total opposite: that we have already made the decisive step and now we are closing the door behind with full blast to cut off the opportunity of withdrawal. In this case, the card has a more positive meaning that promotes improvement. However, it also warns us that there’s something we haven’t done properly: we ran away from the problem and now we are afraid that our past will catch up. Real farewell means to end a certain experimental period in our time: and if we do so, it means we have overcome it thus we won’t fear it anymore.