When reversed, the Nine of Wands suggests that the user has lost the will to stay strong. Life has taken a toll on you, beating you down again and again until you don’t feel as if you can keep your head up any longer. The way forward may seem impossible to parse out, but you need to know that you are so close to the realization of your goals. Draw inwards for the strength necessary to keep going. You are resilient, resourceful, and capable. If outward support is sparse, take efforts to focus on what you can offer up on your own. Resist the urge to take on additional commitments and avoid succumbing to paranoia. When the world is at its most inhospitable, it’s easy to believe everyone else is out to make it worse. Stay centered and focused on what you can do for you.