Nine Wands, Fire: Great Strength
Minor Arcana, Second Decan Sagittarius
Tarot Nine Wands and each of the Minor Arcana cards numbered Nine express attributes of Ysod, the ninth sphere on the QBL Tree of life, whose title is Foundation
Sephirothic Planetary Correspondence
The planetary correspondence of Ysod is Moon and each of the minor arcana cards numbered “Nine” exhibit this astrological body’s quality colored by their corresponding elemental suit of fire, water, air or earth.
These four suits correspond to the four worlds of the QBL: Fire: Atziluth, Water: Briah, Air: Yetzirah and Earth: Assiah.
Astrological Decan Allocation
This card Nine Wands is allocated to the second decan of Sagittarius, major arcana card Temperance, whose planetary attribution is Moon.
The Ysod Moon combination in FIre under the influence of Sagittarius indicates Great Strength.
The primal endless rhythm of Moon’s perpetual cycles in combination with elemental Fire expresses an unstoppable force for either positive or negative ends.
This card indicates steady and unshakable focus that can in oppressive conditions be characterized as obstinate or stubborn which has the potential of creating an atmosphere of conflict.
Achievements can be accomplished but after and through self-doubt struggle and or anxiety creating an appearance of recovery.
Second decan Sagittarius suggests scientific discovery after and through much experimentation and opposition.
This card represents Great Strength as a result of courage to face opposition.
Ysod and Moon are indicators of a firm foundation from which to move forward.
The attributes, represented by Nine of Fire, indicate achievements arrived at through conflict and struggle creating strong character traits within the individual who is the focus of the card.
Indicated here are the qualities required for achievement of ambitions requiring persistent drive and focus.
All of the Fire Minor Arcana cards express dynamic energy, spontaneity, creativity and suddenness but when negatively aspected they can appear cruel, violent and overbearing.
This card is best viewed as presenting an opportunity for a person to grow.
It presents the gift of a challenge to overcome resistance to one’s objectives and desires. An endowment earned through the practice of magickal technique giving us the opportunity to grow while imbibing us with awareness to see it as such.
The character qualities of the court card Knight of Fire are those best suited to receive and translate the specific ancestral voice of this decan. However, these qualities need to be tempered if they are to be advantageous in accomplishing projects or when interacting with others. There is grave danger here in appearing to be overbearing . This is because of the autocratic like personality that can be evoked out of this facet of a YSOD, Moon, Fire combination.
The qualities of Ysod Moon and Fire illustrate Sagittarian traits which can be directed towards successfully overcoming opposition but there is a danger you can come across as being authoritarian.
In our failure to understand what any minor arcana card is saying, we should allow ourselves to be driven back to our specific inner voice of the decan for resolution.
In this example of Nine of Fire, the conjunction of major arcana cards Temperance and High Priestess, corresponding to Sagittarius and Moon, are the specific signature of this decan and will be projected through the personality type represented by the Knight of Fire. The elemental quality of Knight of Fire corresponds to Fire of Fire.
Each of the elemental Knight court cards correspond to the Fire aspect of their respective elemental suite.