Nine of Swords Tarot Card Description
The Nine of Swords tarot card depicts a woman sitting on her bed, with her head in her hands. She appears to be upset or nervous, possibly having just woken up from a bad dream. There are nine swords hanging on the wall behind her, and the quilt covering her bed is decorated with roses and the various astrological symbols.
While at first place the card can appear quite daunting, the card aims to reveal deeper emotional issues that you may be keeping hidden or maybe avoiding. Or the card could also symbolise thoughts and feelings that are weighing heavily on your mind or keeping you up at night.
These troublesome thoughts and feelings may be due to overthinking or excessive worrying. Do not obsess over your fears; the more you think about them, the more they will affect you. Break out of this negative cycle, where-in, one negative thought leads to another, and then another, leaving you to feel completely overwhelmed.
In a tarot reading, this card usually suggests feelings of sadness. You may also be feeling sighing sensitive and emotional at this time. Do not be shy to seek support from your loved ones during this time. They can help you work towards a solution and help you get a sense of peace and control over your life. A different or objective perspective can help you get better clarity and understanding of your situation.
Upright Nine of Swords Card Prediction for Career
To answer a career question, the Nine of Swords can suggest that things at the work front may not be going very smoothly. You may be getting overwhelmed by stress and work overload. If you think that you are not being able to cope successfully, reach out to your colleagues. You may be thinking worse of the situation that it actually is. You do not have to take all the burden on yourself. Use your delegation and leadership skills; the work will get done much faster as well.
In a financial Tarot spread, the card indicates that you may be worried about your financial situation, which is adding to your stress and anxiety. Instead of assuming financial issues, calculate and figure out your expenses and savings. You may just be making mountains out of molehills.
Upright Nine of Swords Card Prediction for Love
For those of you in a relationship, this Minor Arcana card can signify guilt or regret, it can be a sign that any secrets that you have been keeping from your partner are taking a toll on your mental health. Whatever challenges that you are facing, recognise that it affects you as a couple. So talk to your partner, and figure things out together, instead of trying to resolve them on your own.
If you are single, the Nine of Swords could signify that you have been too preoccupied with the past, and failures from past relationships are keeping you from letting someone new into your life. Find a way to heal and move on, and you will find that the future has a lot of positive opportunities in store for you.
Upright Nine of Swords Card Prediction for Health
In the health context, the card can signify some sort of mental issues like anxiety, insomnia, and even headaches. The universe is suggesting that you have been struggling with your mental health and should find healthier ways to cope. For those who have been self-medicating or relying on drugs or alcohol, it is advised that you seek professional help.
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As a Yes/No Card- No
When Nine of Swords appears reversed in a reading, it can indicate that although you may still be experiencing sadness, the dread is now ending and the dejection will pass. You will soon realise that your anxieties and worries were unfounded. Stress and the feelings of depression that you were undergoing, will now lift and you are preparing yourself to get back into action.
In the negative aspect, the reversed Nine of Swords meaning shows continuation of worry and despair which may be related to some old trauma and issues of the past. You need to make an effort to push yourself out of this space or you will only sink deeper into it. You are an architect of your own nightmares and have created a world of monsters and shadows that live inside your head. Control your mind and you will be able to control your anxiety and vulnerable emotions.
Reversed Nine of Swords Prediction for Career
When the Nine of Swords comes reversed in a career spread, it tells you that with a change in your attitude, perspective or behaviour you will be able to solve the problems you have been facing. Your constant worrying is not going to sort out a bad situation. Instead, it will only make it worse.
If you feel you are being stamped on by your co-workers or your boss, you need to stop being a victim and stand up for yourself.
If you are looking for a job, you need to be more vocal about your talents and learn to sell yourself better.
In a financial spread, this card reversed indicates that you need help in sorting out your finances. You may face a lot of stress because of your worsening financial situation. From a positive perspective, you are getting a more realistic view of your money and are now working towards salvaging what is left of it.
Reversed Nine of Swords Prediction for Love
In a love reading, the reversed card may indicate that too much anxiety and maybe jealousy, was affecting the relationship with your loved one. With better communication, things will improve between you two. Simply swallowing your emotions and feeling hurt, will only spoil the situation more. Understand the deeper meaning to the situation you are in and you will then be able to sort out your relationship.
The card also indicates that you have made up your mind to walk away from a toxic or a challenging relationship.
If you have some proof about your partner being dishonest, take the bull by the horns and confront this situation openly.
Reversed Nine of Swords Prediction for Health
When the Nine of Swords comes reversed in a health reading for you, it suggests you need to give more importance to your physical well-being and start some exercise routine in order to get your health back on track. Life is not all about making the megabucks, but also about socialising and enjoying.
Sometimes the card indicates that you may be re-experiencing grief associated with your childhood and it is wise that you seek counselling to sort this out. Being terrorised by nightmares, anxiety and stress can be quite traumatic.
As a Yes/No card-Yes/No card.