Afraid · Cautious · Defensive · Impermanent Security · Inner strength
The IX of Wands is a bittersweet discovery in your spread, as it suggests both struggles ahead and the capacity within you to overcome them. Your life is probably comfortable at the moment, but there are also likely signs of trouble in some of the less critical aspects of your personal or professional life. Your inner strength will be called upon to maintain the current situation, and then to move forward when progress becomes possible for you.
The struggles you have already experienced have granted you some stability in the present. By evaluating the reactions of others, your progress has been made smoother but this tactic will not lead to sustainable ease.
Some encouragement from a friend or loved one will help you overcome the challenge you face.
There are inevitable conflicts approaching in the future, but you can overcome them. In order to succeed, rely on your inner strength and do not sacrifice your values for the sake of short term gains.
Yes / No:
The Nine of Wands shows determination and courage under fire. However, it also indicates a need for being cautious and defensive in struggles that are yet to come. There is nothing that suggests a more positive or negative outcome in these matters, and thus, the answer is maybe.
Key dates: December 3 to December 12