Nine Of Wands: Yes Or No? (Upright, Reversed & Love Meaning)


When the Nine of Wands enters your tarot reading, it can mostly be associated with staying perseverant in challenging times. The Nine of Wands is the ultimate test before achieving your desired goal(s). 

When it comes to receiving a clear ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer from the Nine of Wands, there are some interesting and insightful interpretations to uncover.

In this article we’ll provide you with an in-depth explanation of the Nine of Wands tarot card in both the upright and reversed position, as well as its specific meaning with regards to love.

Nine Of Wands: Yes Or No?

The Nine of Wands is a tarot card that cannot provide a clear yes or no answer, it represents a ‘maybe’. The Nine of Wands often presents itself during a tarot reading when you’re being encouraged to proceed with caution, as some important signs could be missed when you’re moving too fast. 

Even though the Nine of Wands represents a ‘maybe’ answer, it’s not to say you shouldn’t move forward. In fact, the Nine of Wands is a card that represents action and perseverance. As long as you truly believe something can be done and you’re willing to put in the required work, success is to be expected.

The Nine of Wands is a card that shows up when you’re close to success but can still expect some challenges before reaching your ultimate goal. It can almost be interpreted as a way of the Universe testing you to make sure you can live up to the potential you’ve got inside of you and won’t give up when confronted with a setback.

the Nine of Wands tarot card from the Light Seers tarot deck
The 9 of Wands tarot card from the captivating Light Seer’s Tarot Deck

When the Nine of Wands appears during a tarot reading in the upright position, it is a strong indicator that someone has gone through some tough challenges to get where they’re currently at. It shows a true sense of determination and patience. The 9 of Wands indicates the wait is almost over, there’s just some last hurdles that need to be taken before being able to receive the ultimate prize. 

The Nine of Wands encourages to stay positive, hopeful and confident on your path towards success. With a strong sense of drive and determination, while at the same time staying cautious and awake at all times, your achievement is likely waiting just around the corner.  

One important thing to remember, when asking your tarot cards ‘yes or no’ type of questions, is to keep a few key aspects in mind when it comes to formulating the question you want to ask. Besides always making sure your questions are phrased from a place of positive energy, there are some other aspects you really want to check out before asking a question. Keeping these specific aspects in mind will surely help you to get the most accurate answers from your cards! You can check out this article on how to ask your tarot cards ‘yes or no’ questions for more information.

Nine Of Wands Reversed: Yes Or No?

The Nine of Wands in reversed position means ‘no’. It represents a strong sense of doubt and a hesitation to move towards specific goals. It indicates that a certain level of fear and insecurity are currently holding you back and prevent you from moving forward.  

The Nine of Wands in reversed position appears when someone has been holding on to certainty for too long, which is now causing a blockage on the road to success. In order to achieve the things you want, getting out of your comfort zone from time to time is essential.

In order to build up the courage to take the big steps you know are necessary to reach your ultimate goals, breaking them into smaller pieces can be a great way to build up the self-confidence you need to move forward. Once you overcome the negative beliefs you may have build up over time, a sense of motivation and perseverance will slowly but surely return. 

Asking help from those around you who are already in the position you’d love to be can be a great way to move towards your goals faster and more efficient. Surround yourself with positive and like-minded people and let yourself be inspired by the way they handle any sort of difficulties that may come their way.  

Nine Of Wands And Love: Yes Or No?

The Nine of Wands with regards to love means ‘maybe’. It represents coming to terms with the fact that all loves required some amount of work in order to make a relationship a success. As long as you are aware of this fact, positive events in the (near) future can be expected.  

If you are single, the Nine of Wands suggests that you have clear idea of what you would like your ideal relationship to look like. At the same time, it shows that you’re totally aware of the fact that it will take work from both you and your future partner to make it a success. This card indicates that the most important quality you’re looking for in a relationship is being able to take on the world as a team. You like the idea of having each-others back at all times. 

If you’re interested in finding out what type of love & relationship questions are most effective to ask your tarot cards, I’ve created this other article with 61 example question that will definitely provide you with some inspiration!

When you’re already in a relationship, the 9 of Wands indicates that you’re about to take some strategic steps that will elevate your relationship to the next level. You may be thinking about moving to a new home together or maybe even start a new business venture as a couple. 

The 9 of Wands tarot card explained at 1:08:37, video by Moonlight Guidance 

In Conclusion

The Nine of Wands means ‘maybe’. It’s a tarot card that cannot provide a clear ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer to a specific question. It does however encourage you to move forward with what feels intuitively right, while at the same time making sure you’re staying cautious of whatever is happening around you. 

When the Nine of Wands is pulled in reverse, this tarot card means ‘no’. It represents doubt and uncertainty which are possibly causing a blockage on the path towards success. It is recommended to take small steps that will slowly but surely improve your confidence to eventually move ahead with persuasiveness. 

When it comes to love and relationships, the Nine of Wands means ‘maybe’ as well. It represents being aware of the fact that love doesn’t come without some sort of work or sacrifice. 

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