9 of Wands – Reactive/Intuitive
(2 of Fire, 74=7+4=11=1+1=2)
Astrology: Mars in Sagittarius
Time: 2 December – 11 December
(2nd decan of Sagittarius)
9th House, House of Philosophy (Journeys)
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
2 of Clubs (2 of Fire)
People born with Mars in Sagittarius are usually wild cards full of surprises. You never know what kind of tricks they have up their sleeve. They are full of a lot of restless crazy energy. They are extreme adventurers always thirsty to try something new, go somewhere new, explore every aspect of the world.
They are also deeply philosophical and always having moral dilemmas. They are a dichotomy. They care very much about doing the right thing, but they also want to be free to do whatever they feel. They usually are full of varied interest. They are never just one thing. They can be very conservative and traditional in one department of their life and an extreme radical in another. They always have an amazing sense of humor though. They understand that laughing at life is the key to enjoying life. They tend to be very lucky people. Their optimism tends to draw opportunities and they’re always happy to try them. (Source: astrophilosophy.tumblr.com)
Mars in Sagittarius and well-aspected gives an argumentative disposition and fondness of debating on subjects of serious nature such as law, philosophy and religion. It makes the person candid and open in all his dealings with others, full of enthusiasm and ambition, anxious to appear well in the eyes of the community, although he would scorn to cater to the ideas of others where they do not coincide with this ideas of probity and justice. These people make interesting and ideal entertainers, especially in later life for they are fond of traveling and are keen observers, hence they always have a fund of interesting and instructive information which they are both willing and anxious to impart to their hearers. These people are also fond of sports and out-door exercise, in which they usually excel and a well-aspected Mars in Sagittarius is an ideal position for a lawyer. It makes for much success in that direction by sharpening and quickening the mental and oratorical faculties. (Source: rosicrucian.com)
9th House, House of Philosophy (Journeys). Higher education. Knowledge. Experience through expansion. Religion. Law and ethics. Foreign travel and foreign countries. Culture.Long distance travels and journeys.
Mars in the Ninth House well-aspected gives a liberal, broad and progressive view upon all problems of life. People with Mars in this position are likely to take up some cause having for its object the social or spiritual upliftment of mankind in general and become very enthusiastic workers in the particular cult which has aroused their sympathies. They are fond of a roving life and benefit by changing from one place to another, especially by travel in foreign lands. They have a clean, clear and alert mentality and a taking way or presenting their views to others. Therefore they make good missionaries in whatever line of propaganda they take up. But if Mars is afflicted in the Ninth House he makes people bigoted and fanatical in their views, regular ranters who disgust all whom they try to afflict with their ideas, whether they are religious or atheistic. People with an afflicted Mars here should never travel, but remain in their native place for they will always be in danger of accident on journeys and however much they may be disliked in their native place they will find a still worse reception in foreign parts. (Source: rosicrucian.com)
The number 2 – Mars, Reactive/Intuitive (Fire)
– Cooperative, reactive, adaptability, energetic, quick thinking, sensitive to the needs of others, enthusiastic, open-minded, honest, strong instincts.
– Furious or depressive, stubborn, hesitating, swinging, yielding, irresolute, drown in detail, irrational, impulsive, impatience, moody, short tempered, self-involved, outspoken.
Crowley: Strength. This card is referred to Yesod, the Foundation; this brings the Energy back into balance. The Nine represents always the fullest development of the Force in its relation with the Forces above it. The Nine may be considered as the best that can be obtained from the type involved, regarded from a practical and material standpoint.
This card is also governed by the Moon in Sagittarius; so here is a double influence of the Moon on the Tree of Life. Hence the aphorism “Change is Stability”.
The Wands have now become arrows. There are eight of them in the background, and in front of them one master arrow. This has the Moon for its point, and the Sun for the driving Force above it; for the path of Sagittarius on the Tree of Life joins the Sun and Moon. The flames in the card are tenfold, implying that the Energy is directed downwards.
Waite: The figure leans upon his staff and has an expectant look, as if awaiting an enemy. Behind are eight other staves – erect, in orderly disposition, like a palisade.
The card signifies strength in opposition. If attacked, the person will meet an onslaught boldly; and his build shews, that he may prove a formidable antagonist. With this main significance there are all its possible adjuncts–delay, suspension, adjournment.
Reversed: Obstacles, adversity, calamity.
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
2 of Clubs – Obstacles to success; malicious gossip.