Keen Category: Tarot Advice
Each card in the Tarot deck is numbered. While the deck is organized in a numerical order, cards sharing the same number have similar points of reference. Each card with the number nine on it reflects elements of isolation, anticipation and heightened awareness.
There are six cards in the deck with the number nine. Each of these cards features a lone person. Card number 19, The Sun, features a young child on horseback under a bright sun. Some decks feature an illustration of a face on the sun itself. These cards emphasize our relationship with ourselves, the strength and wisdom achieved in being alone, and the full ramifications of that very isolation, good and bad.
If more than one card with the number nine is in your reading, you will likely be dealing directly with the themes of isolation, study, awareness, advancing consciousness and anticipating a growth in your power off into the future.
If your reading features a card numbered nine in the past position the foundation of where you are now is based in an incident or period in your life when you were alone. If a nine is in the present position, focus on your ability to find your own space and work out your issues through study and meditation. If the future position of your reading holds a nine, look to find comfort in your alone time in the months ahead.
And yet, the Sun represents a deeper isolation present in your moments of acting childish, of making demands that you may get and yet regret. You are really alone when your ego isolates you, no matter how attractive basking in the glow of your own glory can be
Your confidence in being a great partner is challenged by the absence of a successful relationship. The man's crossed arms could signal that he is waiting for the best possible person with whom to share his vast emotional wealth. The Nine of Cups confronts you with the nature of your isolation from intimacy: are you holding out for the best or have you given up on love?
This is a card that can be riddled with shame or sadness, embarrassment, guilt and terror. But it is also a card of deep self-awareness - of that moment when you see a shortcoming in yourself or your performance that may have been blocking you from advancement all along. Knowing the reality of the situation is an advantage, no matter how traumatic the realization is.
Have you won the war after losing every battle? When the cause for which you fight is self-improvement, the isolation from group assistance is balanced with the thrill of knowing that you alone accomplished something. Wands represent creativity and the creative solution to challenges is found within.
Have you become hooked on your gadgets, bill payments and pursuit of status as measured by your possessions? Consider how this might be isolating you from living your life.