Trust no one. This card is exhausting to look at. At least the familiar traditonal image. 9 is the last single number, and like all 9’s, the completion of a cycle when the 10 will bring us back to 1 (1+0) . A man stands alert and ready for battle, his long staff tightly gripped with both hands, his other 8 clubs planted firmly in the ground behind him, guarding them with what is left of his life as this doesn’t appear be his first battle as we can see from his wounded and bandaged bloody head. This man (or woman) is more than a bit of a badass, and he or she has in fact come a long way on a hard road.
This is the suit of fire (Leo/Aries/Sagittarius) and this poor fighter is burning up a lot of energy living in defense mode. He’s wary and protective of how far he has come and what he’s achieved. He’s successful, but can’t see himself that way. Someone who grew up poor or had a tough childhood, now has success and is chronically afraid of losing it, or someone taking it from them. This is not entirely in his head, this is his experience. It’s a troubled card, for sure, but we have to admire this person’s perseverance and resolve.
The Morgan-Greer card has a lot of fire: reds, yellows, sun-parched mountains in the distance.The soldier here does not look injured, but proud, and holds his staff almost casually over his shoulder like a baseball bat.
It’s Spring and *they’re* wanting me to use a baseball analogy which is very funny and actually not bad, so I will.
It’s tied at the end of the 9th inning, and the game is going to go over into extra innings. Let’s say it’s the World Series. Players are all tired, but tense and alert. Maybe the pitcher sprained something back in the 6th but he’s gotta power through. So, things are close, it’s on the line, and nobody on the field is trusting anybody else on the field and there’s weird finger signals and touching caps and wink wink and at the end of the day all those innings are going to belong to whoever wins the game. The final round is the only one that’s gonna matter. So they’re running on sheer will and adrenalin but someone will make that last play that will win the whole World Series in that last inning. Hopefully it’s our guy, who looks like he’s done most of the heavy lifting. But if he drops his guard for one second and somebody steals home, well…
It’s happened to him before, and he’s not letting it happen again.