--By Hyperion Night of Beanblossom's Tea and Tarot
The Nine of Wands
Resilience. Persistence. Healthy boundaries. Courage. Determination.
So. I once got ghosted.
Everything seemed to be going well. I'd been living my high-vibration life, I'd worked out all sorts of childhood traumas. And when he came into my life at seemingly just the right time, I thought all my hard work had paid off. And then he vanished. Once I got beyond feeling like hot garbage, I realized he'd done me a favor. We weren't right for each other for so many reasons. I'd known it from the start, but had let myself revel in the romantic fantasy anyway. And then I wondered why the hell I'd fallen for Mr. Wrong again.
The ghosting ended up being a wakeup call. Obviously, I hadn't done all the inner work I'd needed to. And once I dug deeper into the pain (never fun, but always necessary), I saw the root of my problem and ripped it out. And I felt… battered. Yes, sure, I'd come through it and would be fine, better than I was before, in fact. But let's face it. That sort of thing is always exhausting.
It's very Nine of Wands. In the card, a man with a bandaged head leans on a staff and surveys eight other staffs, arranged like a protective barrier around him. Since this is a nine, representing endings, the fight is over. For now, at least. This character's still looking a little wary. After all, there's a lot that can get through those wands. But maybe that's a good thing? We don't want to become too hardened, too defensive, or we'll keep out all the good experiences too.
But let's get back to that nine and the good news. It's over. Now…
What steps do you need to take to pick yourself up and carry on?
How can you prevent this problem from happening again without becoming too hardened, sacrificing expressing your vulnerability?
Are you willing to let go and move on?
Can you stand up for your values?