Drawing 9 Of Wands Card And 9 Of Swords Tarot Cards Together | What Do They Mean When Together? | A Complete Guide

  • By: Reece
  • Date: 9 January 2023
  • Time to read: 9 min.

A key aspect of reading your own tarot is interpreting cards. For a beginner interpreting a single card can be fine, as there are plenty of resources to help you out, however interpreting two or more can be very tricky.

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However, if you have been practising single card readings for a while a 2 card spread will be a great introduction into reading multiple cards.

As you’ve found this page, you’re probably wondering how to interpret the 9 Of Wands card and 9 Of Swords card together in particular.

The 9 Of Wands card and 9 Of Swords have unique qualities and will interact with each other in different ways depending on what kind of reading you are doing.

What does 9 Of Wands and 9 Of Swords mean together?

The 9 Of Wands and The 9 Of Swords tarot cards, when combined, tell a story of both resilience and despair. The 9 Of Wands symbolizes the need to keep your boundaries in order and to be persistent in protecting them, while The 9 Of Swords speaks of the nightmares, anxiety, grief and depression that may arise from such struggles of maintaining one’s boundaries. Although these cards emphasize the darkness of these challenges, they also show the strength of our capacity to confront the difficulties in our lives and to come out stronger, despite our suffering.

The meaning may differ depending on what you are asking. Here are some common questions and their possible meanings

What does 9 Of Wands and 9 Of Swords mean together for your love life?

The combination of The 9 of Wands and The 9 of Swords in your love life can represent a period of protection and foresight, as well as powerful emotions of worry and sorrow. On one hand, the 9 of Wands often signifies the need to set boundaries and to have clarity in your relationships. This card advises that you need to be aware and pay attention to details, having the capacity to maintain a strong will and persistance to fight and protect your values. On the other hand, The 9 of Swords card can be seen as a warning sign to be aware of, as it is associated with nightmares, anxiety, grief, and depression.

In this case, the combination of the two cards could be an indication of an emotional struggle within your relationship. This could manifest as a period of emotional turmoil and wrestling with intense, challenging issues in your relationship. Whether it is a disagreement on a certain issue or a period of intense communication in order to progress your love further, this combination could signify the need to remain strong and to fight for what you believe in.

Whilst the 9 of Wands represents the will to protect and maintain your boundaries in the relationship, The 9 of Swords begs you to use caution and to be aware of your inner fears and feelings. This card implies that these powerful emotions need attention and could be the source of your conflict. When faced with these two cards together, it is important to recognize that a period of reflection and contemplation may be needed in order to cope with these difficult emotions, allowing yourself to process your thoughts and feelings in order to regain control of your love life.

What does 9 Of Wands and 9 Of Swords mean together for your finances?

The 9 of Wands and the 9 of Swords tarot card can mean a lot for one’s finances and job. Together, they can signify the need to be both persistent and mindful of one’s boundaries when it comes to their job and finances. It is important to recognize the need to draw a line between work and personal life, and the 9 of Wands encourages us to do just that. In this way, we can make sure we are taking the necessary steps to keep ourselves and our finances secure.

At the same time, the 9 of Swords can be a warning about emotional distress or depression that may be associated with finances or job performance. This card may be a warning about not letting stress, worries or anxieties disrupt our focus. In some cases, it can represent chronic fear or stress that can impede our ability to work or manage money. It is important to recognize the need to rest and to take care of ourselves, especially when it comes to our job and finances.

Overall, the 9 of Wands and 9 of Swords tarot card encourages us to stay mindful and persistent when it comes to our job and finances. It warns us against staying stuck in a place of fear or anxiety and reminds us to keep a healthy boundary between work and life. With this in mind, we can make sure we are taking the necessary steps to be secure and successful in our work and finance pursuits.

What does 9 Of Wands and 9 Of Swords mean together for your health?

When The 9 Of Wands and The 9 Of Swords come together in a reading, it can signify a need to focus on setting and maintaining boundaries in order to better manage mental health. It is important to be aware of one’s own needs, space and limitations, as well as being aware of the same in others. This includes taking the time to destress, setting and respecting boundaries, engaging in self-care and practice self-love.

The 9 Of Swords speaks to having a strong awareness of your own mental well-being and being aware of anxious or depressive thoughts. It is important to be aware of patterns of negative thoughts and to be mindful of how we can both cope and manage these thoughts in a healthy way. Practicing healthy coping mechanisms such as deep breathing, journaling, and mindfulness can help to bring one back to a calmer state of being.

The 9 Of Wands calls for an active participation in maintaining boundaries, as well as resilience and persistence in doing so. It is important to set realistic boundaries, communicating them clearly and standing firm when needed. It also speaks to self-reflection on what is needed and what one needs to do to keep those boundaries in place.

When these two cards come together, a message of perseverance and growth is at hand. It is important to recognize and be mindful of one’s mental health, as well as setting realistic boundaries in order to maintain and protect it. With both boundaries and resilience, one can manage anxiety, depression and promote a healthier lifestyle.

The meaning of the cards will depend on what kind of reading you are doing and the question you asked the deck. This is a guide covering the general meanings of the cards and how they relate to each other.

Common 2-card spreads

Whilst it’s great to know who these two cards interact with each other, it’s important to note that the meaning will depend on the context of your spread

The most common 2 card spreads I recommend to newer readers are:

  • The 2 card cross (otherwise known as “The Fool’s Journey”)
  • The 2 card “Yes or No”

“The Fool’s Journey”

Setup: The two card cross is where you place two cards face up, one placed vertically and with one laying horizontally over

Interpretation: The 2 cards represent a “situation” and a “challenge”. The first card will describe the situation you are in with the second horizontal card being the “challenge” crossing you (literally crossing you in this case!)

Reading: Using the overviews in this guide is a great way to start. First, look at the meanings of the 2 cards, and see how they might relate either as your “situation” or “challenge”. Once you have that you can look at the general overview for how the two cards interact with each other.

The benefit of this spread is that it can give clarity when you’re feeling uncertain or anxious. Once you have clarity of thought, and a strong idea of what your challenge is you can find solutions to help your situation

The 2 card “Yes or No”

Setup: The 2 card “Yes or No” is where you place two cards face up side by side, whilst asking your deck a “yes or no” question.

Interpretation: Each card in a tarot deck has a “yes” or a “no” meaning. Look at the meanings of each card, and you will have your answer.

The benefit of this is you get a stronger yes or no compared to a single card draw. You may find you often get a mix of “yes or no”, and this is fine. It simply means there is doubt, or things are not yet clear.

Yes or No meaning

Both 9 Of Wands and 9 Of Swords mean “No”. If you are asking a direct question, then be under no illusions, the answer is a negative one. If you draw 9 Of Wands and 9 Of Swords the answer to your question is “NO”.

The “Yes” and “No” meanings can differ from reader to reader. The meanings here are based on what I believe are the generally accepted definitions.

What does 9 Of Wands mean?

The 9 of Wands Tarot card can represent different things depending on the context and the rest of the cards in the reading, but generally it signifies the need for maintaining boundaries and persisting no matter the difficulties that arise. When it comes to health, the 9 of Wands indicates being mindful and proactive in taking care of one’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. One should ensure to balance rest and activity, stick to healthy routines, and ask for help if needed in order to create the best conditions for optimal health. In the context of finances, this card suggests that careful planning and persistence can lead to financial stability. Building a budget and planning ahead can help to avoid costly mistakes and provide a sense of security and peace of mind. Relationships also benefit from the energy of the 9 of Wands. It encourages healthy boundaries and communication in order to ensure that all parties remain satisfied and respected. It also implies being persistent in the face of conflict, and patience and understanding in order to resolve any issues that arise.

All in all, the 9 of Wands Tarot card serves as a reminder that maintaining boundaries and persisting in the face of adversity can lead to positive outcomes, whether it’s in the realm of health, money, or relationships. Cupidity, careful planning, and an open mind can pave the way for a fulfilling and healthy future.

What does 9 Of Swords mean?

In terms of health, the 9 of Swords tarot card can portend serious health issues. It can suggest that a physical ailment is causing emotional stress or conversely, it may indicate that mental anguish is causing physical symptoms. In either case, this card is indicative of a person feeling overwhelmed by the severity of the situation. It could also point to a person who is dealing with a long-term illness or condition that has taken a toll on their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

When it comes to finances, the 9 of Swords tarot card can signal financial difficulties that are shaking one’s faith and stability. It can signal issues such as job loss, debt, or difficulty making ends meet. It can be an omen of a financial disaster looming on the horizon or it can illustrate a person’s fear of money and difficulty managing it.

In terms of relationships, the 9 of Swords tarot card can point to a person’s fear of communicating openly and honestly with their partners. It can signal that a person is struggling to be vulnerable and trusting in their relationships because of the fear of being hurt. It can suggest that a person is dealing with feelings of loneliness and isolation due to their inability to open up to those around them. This card can also mean that a person is expecting too much from their relationships without giving enough in return.


Understanding how the meaning of a reading changes once you start involving more than one card can be tricky. This will come with time and practice, however I hope this guide on what your cards might be telling you when you draw 9 Of Wands and 9 Of Swords has helped you.

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