The Thoth Deck 9 of Wands-Strength, is about the Spiritual Strength that comes form the Union and Balance of Male-Electric (Sun) and Female Magnetic (Moon)----a strength that we all have, if we are not being a man-made male or a man-made female but rather the Divine Androgyny we really are.The Nine of Wands, refers to Yesod (Foundation) and brings the energy back into balance. This can be seen by the illustration of the central wand with the Sun on one end and the Moon on the other.The number 9 always represents the fullest development of the Force in its relationship with the Forces above it. From a practical and material standpoint, the Nine may be considered as the best that can be obtained from the type involved.
The Nine of Wands, is also governed by the Moon in Sagittarius which produces a double influence of the Moon. Thus the aphorism "Change is Stability" is given form in this card. The Sagittarius Arrow shaped wands sport a crescent shaped arrow head and crescent shaped fletching to show this double influence. The flames are ten-fold, which implies the As above is so below.
When this card is thrown during a reading, it implies great strength, and power. Health and/or recovery from sickness. All within or as an 8 week or 8 month period. There is tremendous and steady force that cannot be shaken. Also implied, is Scientific application of Herculean strength. Great success comes after strife and energy applied which also could mean victory preceded by apprehension and fear. Good health and recovery, sometimes accompanied by doubt. Often, questioning and curious, Generous.
If ill dignified by the accompanying cards, fond of external appearances, intractable, obstinate.
Since Force (male) is shown as Sun and Form (female) is shown as the Moon. this card also implies a capability to be able to combine ideas with enough will to manifest them in the physical world. This means great success after a certain amount of will-power is exercised. The Nine of Wands, shows that the Spirit is backing up the Personality in order to create a Positive Change.
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