Now the fiery Wands have reached the happy Nine, the number that reflects on
itself, entering the fields of Yesod - imagination and reflection back in the middle
Tree of Life.
Thus the Nine of Wands remembers the own qualities, showing the full powers of the fiery element rising again. So the card shows strength, determination and discipline, preparing itself for the final step to completion.
The shadow site of the card implies a warning - that we should use our spiritual consciousness to concentrate on our inner strength and master our will, and make it effective in the world we live in.
Drive: Spiritual truth, realization
Light: Combination of the consciousness with the unconsciousness, great success but with strife and energy, victory preceded by apprehension and fear
Shadow: Conflicts, Contradictions