When upright, the Nine of Wands tells us that the user has taken a few blows, encountered adversity in its truest sense, but still stands tall to take on what will come next. You may be feeling run-down and cowed by all that life has thrown at you, but just keep in mind that for every hurdle you clear, that’s one more notch in your belt to carry with you from this day forth. Strength comes from confronting adversity head-on. It may feel daunting now, but so long as you keep pushing towards that finish line, you will come out stronger than you ever thought possible. You have people who can help support you if others try to kick you while you’re down. Know who your friends are and send the rest packing. You have the tools to progress. Don’t hesitate to use them.