Nine of Swords

Tarot Card Meaning


NINE OF SWORDS
NINE OF SWORDS


Nine of Swords Yes or No

Nine of Swords
(Upright)
Yes or No
Nine of Swords
(Reversed)
Yes or No
The answer is “Yes” (oddly enough). 
A period of apprehension and suspicion.
The answer is “No”.

Nine of Swords (upright) Keywords

suffering;
doubts, hopelessness;
separation from a loved one;
denotes a person who takes on other people’s problems (they in no way concern him);
feelings of shame, guilt;
bad conscience;
overwork at work;
jitters before the exam;
unpleasant discovery;
fear of being “abandoned”;
suffering from loneliness;
surgical intervention;
health problems;
sensitivity to criticism;
celibacy, virginity;
priest, monk, hermit;
religion, piety;
bad omen;
I caught the fear on myself. 
Despair is more contrived. 
Blocking the future. 
I like to be sad and depressed. 
Insomnia. 
Nightmares. 
Experiences at the moment. 
Temporary depression. 
Disease. 
Evil eye.

Nine of Swords (reversed) Keywords

good news for your beloved;
hope, consolation;
unfounded experiences;
help in the near future;
the period of suffering is over;
hard work;
insulation;
bereavement;
suicide;
imprisonment;
solid suspicion. 
fear;
purity, shyness;
Shame is nowhere worse. 
Jail. 
Loneliness.

Nine of Swords Advice

Nine of Swords
(Upright)
Advice
Nine of Swords
(Reversed)
Advice
Listen to premonitions and dreams.
Walk through your fear to the end.
Stop being afraid.

Nine of Swords Warning

Nine of Swords
(Upright)
Warning
Nine of Swords
(Reversed)
Warning
Potential misfortune.
Do not dwell on your nightmares or on those feelings and actions for which sooner or later a person has to repent.
Your fears can cause trouble.

Nine of Swords as a Person

Nine of Swords
(Upright)
As a Person
Nine of Swords
(Reversed)
As a Person
Hypersensitivity. 
Clairvoyants, mediums.
People who are worried or worried. 
Suffering from insomnia. 
People who are currently ill or preparing for surgery.
Suspicious Person,
Anxious Person, always preoccupied with something.
Those who cherish hopes for the future. 
Those who have experienced a nightmare situation.
Sad people. 
Bereaved people. 
People with chronic insomnia.

Nine of Swords as feelings

Nine of Swords
(Upright)
as feelings
Nine of Swords
(Reversed)
as feelings
Sensitive, hopeless, doubtful, guilty, shame, unpleasant, lonely. Fear, Suspicion, anxiety, imprisoned, shyness.

Nine of Swords : Card of the Day

If you woke up today with remorse, if you are tormented by doubts, and the pictures of the future are drawn one more terrible than the other – immediately, at any cost, get out of this nightmare! 

If you are really in danger from the outside, then there are two possibilities: brace yourself – and take the blow, since it cannot be avoided. 

If this can be avoided, then, of course, it is better to use an alternative option. 
It may help you if you sincerely repent of what you did earlier.

Nine of Swords as someone sees you

  • Someone who is worrying and is under stress
  • Person feelings lonely.
  • Someone who is overworked.
  • Person who is feeling guilty.
  • Sensitive person.

Nine of Swords : Love

Nine of Swords
(Upright)
Love
Nine of Swords
(Reversed)
Love
A premonition of long loneliness. 
Fear of losing a loved one. 
Heart break.
Pathological (unreasonable) fear for a loved one, a loved one.

The Nine of Swords points out that there may be really troubling things about the relationship. In this field of love it is the most difficult place to be objective and to know what is real and what is not. You must try to differentiate what happens in reality from what your head imposes, in its anguish, as real.

However, if in a visceral way you feel that something is wrong, that the relationship is not healthy, you should almost do your feelings. Things may be happening behind your back, you don’t know specifically what it is, but you sense it, and you translate it into that anguish that doesn’t let you sleep.

Find out and ask, the raw truth is better than the limbo of fantasy. It is a period of confusion, instability and distress for the relationship now.

If you are lonely and looking for love , be careful not to trust blindly, especially if it is people you have just met. Perhaps not everything is what it appears to be. Be careful and don’t be in a hurry, trust is something to be earned, it doesn’t come from the factory.


Nine of Swords : Career

Nine of Swords
(Upright)
Career
Nine of Swords
(Reversed)
Career
Business before bankruptcy, liquidation. 
Serious threats from competitors (in words and in deeds), psychic attacks.
Surrender without resistance. 
No money.

The Nine of Swords tells you that worrying yourself until you fall into bed or lose sleep is not going to solve the problems you have there. Concentrate on what you can control, what is within your reach and possibilities, the rest does not depend on you and it is unnecessary to worry.

Keep in mind that much of the anguish you feel may be due to exaggerations, perhaps there are no such conspiracies against you, nor is the whole universe conspiring for you to lose your job. Try to see things realistically and solve what you can not in your head, but with the reality of events and actions.

If you are looking for work, this wait certainly distresses you, but you should not despair. Everything is cyclical in life and work will come back, but you need to be healthy first, emotionally stable in order to get there. Get well and work will come.


Nine of Swords : Money

The Nine of Swords poses a situation of great anguish. Here the card does not tell us if this situation has a way out, if it will be resolved soon or not, it only describes that you suffer and spend a lot of time imagining one disaster after another. You should calm down and try to reorganize yourself, start small.

Make lists, make possible plans, pay off debts little by little. This is solved in order. This is no time to spend on anything because you surely cannot afford it. Save or throw away your credit card, do not enlarge the hole that surrounds you.

And don’t spend on gambling or a miraculous help of fortune. You can solve things with the help of other people but not by chance.

If you have started businesses or investments, if your company or activity is difficult, spending the night imagining calamities will not help.

You must be calm and, as the suit of swords indicates, look for rational and logical solutions. Everything may not be as serious as you imagine.


Nine of Swords : Health

Nine of Swords
(Upright)
Health
Nine of Swords
(Reversed)
Health
The condition of a person who has been diagnosed with a very dangerous or fatal diagnosis. 
The night before a major operation.
Exaggerated fears for your health. 
Phobias. 
With the Moon – manic-depressive states.

The Nine of Swords marks that this is a time to be very cautious about substance use such as drugs or alcohol, or self-medication. What you really need is to get to the bottom of what is bothering you.

Stress may be hitting you hard now, and you should look at ways to mitigate risk factors for dealing with stress. If all else fails, you may want to think about changing your lifestyle.

Be careful about becoming dependent on any substance, as in these situations it is easy to use them to relieve anguish and fear. Everything must be with some supervision.


Nine of Swords : past, present, future

Nine of Swords in the past position

You may feel dissatisfied and suffer from feelings of suppression and suppressed creative energy. Don’t miss this moment because of your stubborn disapproval of the past.

Nine of Swords in the present position

The difficulty you have taken upon yourself will soon be removed from you. Your feelings of depression and mental distress need to be overcome.

Nine of Swords in the future position

The standards you set for yourself can be unfounded and lead you to self-loathing and frustration. You must be able to forgive yourself and others in order to overcome your negative feelings.


Nine of Swords (Upright) Meaning

  • Sad, sleepless nights. 
  • Anxiety. 
  • Extreme stress. 
  • Bad feelings. 
  • Threats. 
  • Wine. 
  • Flour. 
  • Experiences. 
  • Pain. 
  • Strong pain. 
  • Depression. 
  • Feeling worthless or overwhelmed. 
  • Demoralization. 
  • Thoughtfulness. 
  • Lack of confidence. 
  • Darkness and sadness. 
  • Agony of Reason. 
  • Squalor. 
  • Cruelty. 
  • Malice. 
  • Slander. 
  • Sadness. 
  • Hopelessness. 
  • Misfortune. 
  • Tearful lamentation. 
  • Accusations. 
  • Self-loathing. 
  • Guilt. 
  • Disease. 
  • Surgical intervention. 
  • Unreasonable fears. 
  • A woman in pain. 
  • Health problems in women. 
  • Death probability. 
  • Nobody loves Me. 
  • It’s my fault. 
  • I am bad.

The  Nine of Swords is a nightmare card. It depicts a woman bedridden and driven to despair by a debilitating illness. In fact, you may be suffering from sleep disturbances, which may be the result of anxiety about the outcome of a case. 

Someone’s angry behavior can hurt you mentally and physically. You can be gripped by fear, experience feelings of guilt or doubt, experience anxiety, which, by and large, is not at all justified. 

You are too sensitive to criticism and disrespect from the people around you. 

The difficulties that you picture in your imagination may not be so “black” in the light of day. Most likely, the situation is really problematic enough and you have to make a very difficult decision, but your worst fears still do not materialize. 

Your suffering is the consequences of those difficult circumstances that you experienced earlier. 

Sometimes this card can literally mean that there is a woman near you who is suffering from mental or physical disorders and requires your help.

Nine of Swords is a card of honesty before oneself; card of self acceptance and understanding. And a card of complete power over yourself. Here, no one can control the thoughts and opinions of a person, no one can dictate his will.

This is a card of the impossibility of betraying yourself, no matter what terrible consequences a person might expect. A card of creativity so skillful and sincere that it seems to be another reality. 

That is, this is a card where the Hanged Man’s eyes open and he gets a true realization about himself. The discovery of truth may be accompanied by shock, but it what a person is able to survive.

Sometimes this card indicates that you are forced to communicate with a person whose communication with you is unpleasant and you feel a loss of energy and irritation. The common term energy vampire is associated with nine swords.


Nine of Swords (Reversed) Meaning

Positive Meaning:

  • Hope. 
  • Good news. 
  • Unreasonable feelings. 
  • Vera. 
  • Confidence. 
  • Promise. 
  • Sun ray. 
  • Help in the near future. 
  • An end to suffering. 
  • The period of stress and anxiety is over. 
  • A new dawn. 
  • Feeling important. 
  • Pleasant dreams. 
  • There is nothing more to worry about. 
  • Light at the end of the tunnel. 
  • Time heals all wounds. 
  • The nightmare is over.

Negative Meaning:

  • Hard work. 
  • Anger. 
  • Insulation. 
  • Constant sadness. 
  • Privacy. 
  • Depression. 
  • Depression. 
  • Imprisonment. 
  • Slander. 
  • Malice. 
  • Bereavement. 
  • Suicide. 
  • Death. 
  • Limitation.

Positive aspect of the card:

More often than not, the appearance of the nine of Swords upside down in the layout means the end of nightmares. You can still experience the consequences of a difficult situation, but the pain is already subsiding. 

Your imagination, however, still paints the situation much worse than it really is. You are needlessly upset and worried, without any reason. 

Negative aspect of the card:

Negative thoughts haunt you. The Nine of Swords in an inverted position is a card of hope, it gives faith in the future and promises better days. In this position, the Nine of Swords graciously softens all pain in the truest sense of the word. 

If the alignment is generally negative, the Nine of Swords may simply confirm the overall meaning of the entire alignment. Your depressed state will not only last, but may also worsen. You are too busy with painful experiences and are in a stage of persistent depression.

Now is the time for you to be sad and desperate. However, even in the correct position, the nine of Swords gives hope for improvement, albeit slowly.

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Nine of Swords : Spirituality

The Nine of Swords is a clear sign that you should slow down your brain activity. Meditation, contemplation, gentle and leisurely exercises are excellent aids to reduce stress and get into a not so emotional terrain, but more spiritual.

It is essential that you reduce the noise of your mind and negative self-talk. Learn to silence yourself. Get help, read about it, watch a video, or take a course. This will certainly help you a lot in this process until you get ahead.


Nine of Swords Relation with Astrology

Nine of Swords Zodiac sign:
The Zodiac signs associated with Nine of Swords is Gemini.
  • Saturn / Moon as a symbol of concern, depression, and guilt. Cancer, Sagittarius, Pisces, Moon, Jupiter, Neptune, Houses Twelfth and Ninth.
  • Nine of swords represents cruelty.
  • Nine of Swords stands for Second decade of Gemini from June 1 to 10.

The second decade of the Gemini ruled by Mars expresses the idea of ​​actively incorporating one’s own will into a rational analysis of the world. The mind, pushing opposites, rigidly dissects the unknown into parts, then to re-create the world from pieces, comparing them with each other and establishing logical connections. This decade develops a sharp mind and poses questions with an edge.

Mars offers to judge things from a personal standpoint and speak boldly about everything, but, on the other hand, the mental preparation of a living organism of the world replaces the original integrity (albeit a perfect, but dead scheme), so this decade has the name – Cruelty. 

This is the cruelty of a cold mind in relation to a sentient body. In the end, the feeling turns out to be right, and the reason is not right because an attentive soul can always quietly and imperceptibly destroy those barriers with which a furious mind wages a protracted and bloody war. 

Nevertheless, representatives of this decade tend to put emphasis on the omnipotence of reason. Dealing with the shortcomings of the present, the mind makes a connection between the past and the future.

NINE OF SWORDS symbolizes the results that are about to appear, and resonates with the sign of Sagittarius and its rulers, Jupiter and Neptune. Moreover, Jupiter gives this card religiosity, but Neptune of this religiosity can give the most frenzied forms and brings fear of the unknown, insecurity, fears, the desire to withdraw from reality, inability to survive contact with reality, misunderstanding, hopelessness, suffering.


Nine of Swords Symbolism (Raider Waite)

Nine of Swords in Raider Waite Tarot Deck depict a woman sits on her bed and cries; swords over her bed.

This Tarot card depicts a woman sitting on the bed and covering her face with her hands: waking up, she suddenly realized what was happening. Her insight is mournful. 

But nine swords above her head point forward – into the future. On her coverlet are represented the symbols of planets and zodiac signs that control the invisible life processes of the world organism. 

Reason, which has torn the world apart and comprehended the fate of the past and the present, is given to comprehend the predestination of the future.

This image of sleepless nights corresponds to a state of deep concern and depression. Here there may be an unclean conscience that keeps you from falling asleep, or a feeling of some danger to life, for example, illness or bereavement. 

The card depicts nightly fears when we lie awake, tormented by our thoughts, and wait for dawn. At the same time, she does not tell us what exactly oppresses us so: a feeling of our own guilt or shame that drives the dream away, a feeling of insecurity in our strengths before a difficult test or some real danger that threatens our lives. She shows only our despair, longing, concern, sudden nightmare awakening, sleepless night.


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