The Nine of Wands reversed is a solid reminder of the need to stay strong in the midst of adversity. We need to stand up and fight for what we believe in!
If you’re feeling challenged right now then this is for you.
The Nine of Wands Reversed
Every time we stand up for what we truly believe in, our own personal worth is validated internally.
We see ourselves are larger than before. That we really are able to ascend further up the personal growth latter and into a place of true mastery.
It’s not just us either. Society places a value on those who go through adversity and come out stronger on the other side. Think about most inspiring authors on the planet in the self-help space.
We can see this in movies too! We have the hero and the villian. For much of the movie, the hero is being defeated until the very end. Some would call this The Heroes Journey.
For you, a challenge or set of challenges might be holding you back. Some of these we can’t control. We need to take a stand right now for what is right.
Our card analysis
To get the meaning from this tarot card, we’ve used this Rider Waite series. The Nine of Wands reversed shows a man who appears to be wounded in the battle.
Some battles he’s fought and lost, while others he has clearly won. Once again – he’s up for another fight. He knows this time it won’t be so easy either.
There is no one watching him this time around. Yet – his internal diaglogue is watching closely. He knows he can’t let the other side win simply for the reason of pride, honor and respect for himself.
He’s been through this before. Those wounds each have a story. Each time he’s only built himself stronger through such adversity.
Thrive, not just surrive
Life isn’t meant to be easy. Whether our opponent is infront of us or inside of us, you will be challenged time and time again.
Of course there is that inner voice. One that doesn’t want you to thrive. It judges you every single moment, while putting excuses in your head. “I’ll never be this good!”
Perhaps it’s time to put up a wall. Not one that stops the attacks, but one that stops the excuses. It’s time to stand up stronger than before and fight this next battle.
Heroes stand up for themselves, their family, their world and their mission. They have a clearly defined reason why and continue on the path, regardless of the dangers that could be lurking in the shadows.
Such heroes thrive at the end of the journey, but for the most part – they need to survive. You just need to get through the next few months and see the light at the very end.
You’ve got work
Right before your eyes is a journey where work must be done. Of course, our ego wants to step in and places even more excuses. “Everyone else has it easier!”
This is child’s play. It’s easy to make excuses and see your journey as infinitely harder than anyone elses. Perhaps it’s true! So then, how do you overcome such odds?
When we look at any heroic movie, we can also see such adversities. The hero often had a rough upbringing that made him or her exactly what they are today.
And do you know what that is? The chance to climb a higher mountain than anyone else. You indeed have this chance to climb a bigger mountain and shine at the very top.
On one hand we have an excuse. On another – we have an opportunity!
We can complain that life is unfair, or realize this is *the* opportunity to prove ourselves and our personal power to our own ego and those around us.
You have a challenge and this is your opportunity stand a stand! While others won’t be stepping up to the plate, you have the personal strenght to fight this battle.
It’s because of your personal experiences in life that this is your calling. It’s time to be better. This journey won’t be easy – but we assure you – it will be worth it.
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