When the nine of wands appears in a reading, be prepared for one last battle regarding your relationships, personal endeavors, work career, projects, etc. The nine of wands indicates that the individual has been working extremely hard to accomplish their goals in spite of being met with all types of obstacles. As a result, the individual may feel completely burned out and feel that the end of their quest is far off when it is really quite near. They will need to muster up some additional strength to get past that last battle as they are nearing the completion of their goals.
When the nine of wands appears reversed in a reading, it can indicate that the individual was not able to muster the strength needed to fight that last battle because they were overwhelmed by the obstacles. The nine of wands reversed could also signal the individual attempting a different approach then they had originally intended to complete the task at hand.