This card is in celebration of the goalie from the game of hockey: A
favourite Canadian national sport.
The goalie ensures the 9 of Wands puck does not get into the net and helps
his or her teammates play defensively. Yet the goalie, in large part,
stands and skates alone within a confined space.
Abella went with an abstract, surreal, minimalist, graphic design,
advertisement, post-modern mass effect for this 9 of Wands Tarot card.
Many levels of meaning are intended to be found by each individual viewer of
the card and Abella can only attempt to describe but a few of the
consciously created details, symbolism, and meaning that exists within the
For example, one may see a goalie made up of the word "goalie" as well as
hockey sticks for knee pads or perhaps a hockey rink (glass, boards, and
The goalie's knee pads and hockey stick make up the traditional 9 wands of
fire. The stick symbolizes the passion and tool used for the goalie to protect the
The abstract goalie's eye is a sun that sees clearly the goal ahead as well
as telling the opposing team to steer clear away lest they be burned by the
In astrology your sun sign signifies outwardly appearing personality traits.
This card's elemental significance is sun in Sagittarius. Sagittarius belongs to the element of fire and it's here where the sign
becomes the mouth on our abstract goalie. The goalie is letting us know what
type of personality he or she is.
Many Sagittarius' seek challenge, adventure, and freedom and are optimistic
and enthusiastic. They work well with others but prefer personal
independence. These traits are expressed in the goalie personality as well.
Black: Strength, Injured, masculinity
Red: Passion, Strength, femininity
Blue: Icey Cold, Bruised, masculinity
White: Good Intentions, Snow, femininity
The months between November and March are considered the winter season for
Toronto, Ontario and most of Canada. This also happens to be a time when
ice hockey is played a lot.
The 9 of Wands is about standing up to a powerful force even if that means
doing it alone and potentially getting hurt in that process. The 9 of Wands
is about being prepared, determined, dedicated, tough, independent, an
energized gate, overcoming adversity, focusing strength, confident, and
having a positive outlook that leads to future success. It says: "I'm not
The 9 of Wands is the beginning of the end. This card holds both masculine
and feminine energies due to the element of fire and the number 9. It is a
card that sees a person at both his or her weakest and strongest point while
coming out alive and kicking -- stronger than ever before.
When the 9 of Wands represents a person, he or she masters and sacrifices
his or her fear in order to drum up the focused and precise strength needed
to reach the goal of protection.
Digital design and photo of a puck.
Abella lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- home to many hockey players (one
of which includes her beautiful partner & fellow psychic Tarot reader Ryan).
She is a full time esoteric reader, teacher, and entertainer focusing on
psychic abilities, Tarot and other tools.
Go back to the project index, read the traditional card meaning, or get a free tarot reading with this deck.