Nine of Wands Imagery
Eight arrows of Sagittarius cross in a dignified array. Each arrow has a Moon crescent arrowhead with eight crescent moon fletchings. A bold and masterful arrow stands erect among the others and connects the energy of the Sun above to the energy of the Moon below. This connection is undying and undeniable.
Nine of Wands Associations
- Formula: Yesod of Atziluth + Moon in Sagittarius = “Strength”
- Numerical: Prudence, Hesitation, Return
- Elemental: Mutable Fire
- Decan of the Zodiac: 10º—20º Sagittarius (Dec 3—Dec 12)
- Sephira: Yesod “Foundation”
- Ruled by the Knight of Wands
Nine of Wands Interpretations
Think of two magnets attracting—now remove the magnets. What’s left behind is the magnetic force pulling the two together and this will-power is the energy of this card. In this card we see that motion and change are capable of providing power and stability. Our actions create effects within our environment.
“Strength, power, health, recovery from sickness. Tremendous and steady force that cannot be shaken. Herculean strength, yet sometimes scientifically applied. Great success, but with strife and energy. Victory, preceded by apprehension and fear. Health good, and recovery not in doubt. Generous, questioning and curious; fond of external appearances: intractable, obstinate.” 6
“Defense, to be effective, must be mobile.” —Crowley
“Strength. Power. Health. Success after opposition and strife. Tremendous force. Recovery from sickness. Victory after apprehension and fear illustrates the aphorism that ‘change is stability’.” 5
“Strength. Yesod in the suit of Fire. Moon and Sagittarius. The Wands have become arrows, eight in number, and one Master arrow which has the Moon for its point, and the Sun for the driving force above it. This card gives the fullest development of the Force in its relation to the Forces above it.” 5
“Strength. Moon in Sagittarius. Yesod. The small wands are the arrows of Diana, the master wand has the moon for its point and the sun for its base. This shows the combined swiftness and heat of fire.” 5
Axank’s Dream Recall
January 24-26, 2014
I was at my childhood home observing a strange worm on the porch. It was slick/black and segmented with little thorn spikes coming out of it. It inched up behind another worm-critter and crammed its head up the worm-critter’s butt until it started consuming the worm. It absorbed the worm entirely and was now 3 or 4 times its original size. The worm then became a black leather case writhing around with leather straps until finally a small Chihuahua emerged from out of the black leather case.
Yes, pretty weird. The undeniable connection in this dream and the card is the presence of resilient motivation. That worm was going to absorb the critter no matter what. What the leather and Chihuahua represent—I have no idea.