Nine of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

Nine of Swords Tarot Card Keywords

Pain, anguish, self-depreciation, mishaps, misfortune, guilt, worry, regrets.

Nine of Swords Tarot Card Description

Few people relish finding the Nine of Swords in their reading. In numerology, nine suggests success, but only after a long hard struggle. Swords are hardly a bundle of laughs either, but they remind us if we use our intellect and rationalise our feelings, we can still reach our objectives.

Upright Meaning

No-one really enjoys the arrival of the Nine of Swords, but its gloomy reputation is a bit overblown. It suggests that you are at your lowest ebb, but when you reach rock bottom, the only way is up - after the darkest, bleakest night there is always the dawn. You may be spending your sleepless nights crying in your pillow, but you can overcome this. You need to use logic to get your fears into perspective and find a way forward. Don’t let your imagination run riot by dreaming up ridiculous worst case scenarios that are unlikely to occur. It could be that you feel miserable for no obvious reason. You need to get to the bottom of this, hopefully you can work your own way through your maze of emotions, but if not there is always help out there, so don’t be afraid to seek advice, either from a good friend or a professional. The Nine of Swords can suggest that you regret something you have done or said; if you can put it right, do so, but if not, promise yourself you won’t behave in that way again and move on. You may also find your relationship is suffering because you are too wrapped up in your sorrow to interact with your other half. Explain the situation to them, whilst trying to fix whatever it is that is causing you to feel so low. If it’s your relationship that is the cause of your angst, you need to talk things through, or at worst consider calling it a day. The Nine of Swords asks you to refocus your goals and take appropriate action where required. After doing so, you should feel a whole lot better.

Reversed Meaning

You have probably never felt so low and seem trapped in a circle of despair and despondency. In fact, there is a way out, but you will probably need the help of some else to set you free.  Pick up the phone, get on line, or visit a friend, they will be happy to lend a hand. If you really feel you can’t chat to a chum, or for some reason you are isolated, then get in touch with a professional. Whichever way you choose, you have made the first step to getting your life back on track - well done!

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