Taking a closer look at an astrological chart you can see that the circle that represents the chart is divided into 12 sections which are called “houses”. Out of these 12 Houses, each one covers a specific segment of life and is associated with a particular ruling sign and planet, as well as particular tarot cards. 


Since we’ve already covered a simplified guide to the 12 astrological houses here (https://zodiacshack.com/blogs/guide/short-guide-to-the-twelve-astrological-houses), at this point we’re going to look into what tarot cards are associated with the Ninth house and their general meaning, as well as  how that can play out in the context of the house. 


The Ninth House is also called the House of Purpose. It’s associated with the sign of Sagittarius and the ruling planet Jupiter. The Major Arcana cards that are associated with the Ninth House are Temperance and – due to the Jupiter ruler – The Wheel of Fortune card too. 


These two Major Arcana are cards that speak about the ethics, belief systems, personal credos and philosophies, learning and developing these aspects, development, growth, complex interactions and concepts such as culture, politics, and institutions. In their shadow side, they can also talk about an inflated sense of importance or superiority based on these aspects related to ethics, belief systems, institutions, or a purely mental approach to these things rather than keeping in mind the human aspect of the consequences that follow decisions or actions at that level. There’s also the shadowy aspect of inner conflict because of conflicting beliefs, ideas, or cultural aspects, or outward conflicts caused by these elements. 


The Minor Arcana tarot cards associated with the Ninth House are: Ace of Wands, Eight of Wands, Nine of Wands, Ten of Wands, King of Wands, and potentially any of the Knights, since they are the Fire element of their respective Courts. 


In this area of the Suit of Wands, we’re dealing with intensity and rapid ongoing events which can have a lasting effect both on the individual and on larger groups, such as cultures or even societies. The more shadowy aspect here can cover things like civil unrest or civil movements which might run wild or become violent due to a sense of oppression, or the other way around, authorities exercising too much power over individuals and instilling in them a sense of being oppressed. 


Now, keeping these cards in mind, you’ll be able to pick up on the Ninth House energy when it comes up in a reading.