9 of Wands – The Spiritual Warrior

9 of Wands The Spiritual Warrior
Spirit Keeper’s Tarot

Daily Tarot Soul Coaching Draw

Our Tarot Soul Coaching draw for 14 December, 2018, is the 9 of Wands (Moon in Sagittarius). We had this same card only last Monday. A lot has happened since then! I have started using a different system for the Shem Angel (listed HERE), so I will share the two corresponding angels according to this system below. 

In Monday’s post, trust was the big theme… and we looked at how a lack of trust leads to elitism. Today, I want us to look at the 9 of Wands as an embodiment of the spiritual warrior archetype. If you identify with this archetype, you will no doubt have found yourself looking and feeling like the person in the 9 of Scepters/Wands in the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot

Spiritual warriors do not only do battle against the spirit of this world, their primary enemy is always found within. Unless we nurture our spirit properly – like the numerological counterpart in the Major Arcana, The Hermit – we find ourselves fighting one losing battle after another.

When, on the other hand, we make healing and self-healing, our primary goal, we go from strength to strength. In the Thoth Tarot deck, the title of the 9 of Wands card is ‘Strength.’

9 of Wands Elitism

Waite for It

The figure leans upon his staff and has an expectant look, as if awaiting an enemy. Behind are eight other staves–erect, in orderly disposition, like a palisade. Divinatory Meanings: The card signifies strength in opposition. If attacked, the person will meet an onslaught boldly; and his build shews, that he may prove a formidable antagonist. With this main significance there are all its possible adjuncts–delay, suspension, adjournment. Reversed: Obstacles, adversity, calamity. (The Pictorial Key to the Tarot)

Shem Angels

So, going by the Rosicrucian system, Shem Angels associated with the 9 of Wands are angels no. 51 and 52 Hahsiah (daytime ruler) and Imamiah (nighttime ruler). Hahsiah rules the first five days (quinance) of the second decan of Sagittarius and Imamiah rules the second quinance of the same decan. They rule the hours of 4.40-5 PM and 5-5.20 PM respectively. 

Hahasiah is known as ‘Veiled God.’ He can reveal occult mysteries, such as that of the Philospher’s Stone, and protect us against mental illness. He influences our conscience and raises it heavenward. Distinguished in medicine, chemistry, physics and all abstract science.

May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
    may the Lord rejoice in his works— (Psalm 104:31, NIV)

Imamiah has the title ‘God above everything.’ He helps us battle the enemy within and give up bad habits. He frees us from our obsessions and protects us when we travel. He helps the honest workman increase his gain. Sets the captive free and bestows courage in adversity.

I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness;
    I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High. (Psalm 7:17)

Frideborg Figures

In the Frideborg Tarot, we see a soldier – not one injured and affected by malaise/illness… but possibly one suffering from the soul sickness of not fighting the good fight. He could be a mercenary, selling his body to the one who pays the most instead of fighting for good in the world.

For today’s Tarot Soul Coaching focus, let us ponder the path of the spiritual warrior. Questions for contemplation:

  • How well do I nourish my spirit on a day-to-day basis?
  • What bad habits keep me from fighting the good fight?
  • What soul sickness could I let Spirit cure here and now?

He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior. ~ Confucius Click To Tweet

The archangelic Zodiac sign correspondences are Gabriel (Moon) and Sachiel (Sagittarius).


Lisa Frideborg

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