I like the Thoth version of this card. In the RWS, I call it the Side-Eye card because of the way the guy is looking at the wands. As if they may pop him one in the head. Either way, it is a good card - a reminder that you are strong and you can do whatever needs to be done.
Nine of Wands
"Here the Moon, the weakest of the planets, is in Sagittarius, the most elusive of the Signs; yet it dares call itself Strength." (BOT) And it can be called Strength because it sits in Yesod on the Tree of Life. Yesod is the sphere of the Moon and its also the Foundation - the seat of the great crystallization of Energy. Crowley tells us, "the Nine represents always the fullest development of the Force in its relation with the Forces above it."
This strength relies on its ability to change constantly. "Defense, to be effective, must be mobile." (BOT)
Tremendous and steady force that cannot be shaken. Victory, preceded by apprehension and fear. This is when we might have to dig deep and stay strong - trust in yourself and know you have what it takes to get things done. Be willing to adapt, improvise and overcome whatever heads your way and stay balanced and centered. Never doubt yourself.
My Tarot Card Practice. I have been studying Tarot for over 20 years now and am still learning new things daily.