The nine of wands shows up when we’re almost through with a year…when we’re done with a week. This guy has been through it and he needs time to heal. Retreat is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength.
It’s a universal day 7 as well. Everyone needs time to think. The energy may be telling us to take a rest from the hoopla for a second to regroup. Others use the day to meditate or just plan. When you feel better you can make your move.