Over the weekend, the Nine of Wands kept popping up during readings. Whenever this happens, I've learned that the Universe is holding up a mirror and it behooves me to open my eyes and take a look. This card is all about getting knocked down and fighting your way back up. It's true that we learn valuable lessons from surviving difficult situations, but it's also human nature to become defensive and wary. What the card is telling us is that we are stronger than we think and we each have to determine if our defensive posture is protecting us or holding us back.
What it reflects to me is that my resources have been depleted, and I need to engage in some self care in order to refill my energetic bucket. In order to do this, I work on letting go of the worry and focus on trusting that the universe will bring me truth and abundance. On that note, it's time for a bath, glass of wine and meditation...gotta fill up my bucket.