The 9 of Wands shows a fortified position and a person prepared for action of the defensive kind. It is possible to be over defensive and this could be an indication that one needs to learn to relax and enjoy life.
Below you can view the various artistic interpretations of the 9 of Wands card.
Conventional, dutiful hard work and family life.
Wounded by the inevitable blows of work and career.
It is much harder to conquer the world than you expected.
You are restrained by the demands of your family and society.
You are disappointed.