Nine of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

Learning About The Minor Arcana - The Swords

Nine of Swords Upright Draw Keywords





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Nine of Swords Upright Draw Meaning

The Nine of Swords from the Minor Arcana is tied to one’s psychological state. There is definitely a negative connotation to this card. You are currently experiencing a world that has been distorted by your depression, anxieties, and fears. These attitudes ripple throughout your life, making things seem much more nightmarish than they truly are.

Generally, the Nine of Swords is drawn by people who worry. You cannot sleep at night because the gears in your brain are constantly churning out horrible scenarios. Perhaps if you looked at the situation more objectively, you would see that it is easier to resolve than it originally seemed. In fact, you may just be making a mountain out of an anthill.

Instead of fretting over what you cannot change, proactively work to make the best of everything that you do control. This is mainly how you perceive the challenges. Don’t bow down. Fight back. Yes, the future will always be uncertain—but you will never realize your potential if you keep up with the negative self-talk.

The nine of swords is often a call to find inner peace and balance in one’s life.

Nine of Swords In Love and Relationships

Is something feeling off about your current love situation? Are you dissatisfied? Don’t ignore what your intuition is trying to tell you. Chances are that if something feels wrong, it is wrong. Ask your partner if something is wrong. If you can’t talk to them, then you may have to end things for the sake of your mental clarity. Don’t let others bog you down in their troubles. You have yourself to worry about.

This card can also come up if someone in your relationship tends to be a jealous person. This can create a lot of stress and projection. Not to mention fighting. If there is jealousy negatively impacting yourself or your relationship it may be time to reevaluate the partnership or do some self-reflection and growth work.

Nine of Swords In Career And Finances

Worry is not helping work-related matters. You may find yourself unable to concentrate on work simply because your mind is fabricating preconceived, ill-fated notions. Do this instead: focus on what you can control, like the quality of your work. When searching for a job, be optimistic. Ask others to help you in your search, because the next person you talk to could have an offer than you’d be daft to refuse.

Do not make big financial commitments at this time. Money is short right now, and you may be tempted to try the get rich quick scheme—but don’t buy into it. You’ll just come out worse than before.

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Nine of Swords Reverse Draw Keywords

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Nine of Swords Reverse Draw Meaning

Since the Nine of Swords is about depression, worry, and anxiety, it shouldn’t be surprising that the reversed Nine of Swords continues with that theme. Instead of being something that affects the environment around you, these stressors are harming you internally. You have begun to not only lose sight of all the good opportunities waiting for you out there, but you are also literally unable to see a way out or forward.

Don’t let these nightmares become your reality. This card is a sign that you need to seek out help. Take a deep breath. You are worthy and not alone. Reach out and connect.

Also, it may help to create a dream journal to analyze what your dreams are trying to show you, as some of the solutions may be within. A good mantra to remember is: do not let a temporary situation take up permanent residence in your mind.

Nine of Swords Reverse Draw Love and Relationships

If you’re sitting on your phone searching for a way to escape your relationship at 3 am, that tells you all you need to know. If you know it’s done, all your doing is prolonging the inevitable.

Nine of Swords Reverse Draw Career and Finances

Your workplace is the definition of a toxic hell hole. This is a sign it’s unlikely to change. It’s time to find something new.

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Understanding the Rider Waite Imagery For Nine of Swords

This is a Tarot card that is rather uninviting as we often see depicted on the card is a dark room decorated with nine hanging swords and a person sitting upright in their bed. They have obviously just experienced a nightmare. The distraught body language shows that this person is much like the carving on their bed—defeated. You may not be experiencing the same sort of anxiety as the person on the card, but the Nine of Swords is definitely hinting at an underlying sadness.

The Muse of Tarot For Nine of Swords

Tarot Muses are the divine creative source personified. They are invoked to provide support and space for your readings and lend their special gifts in realm of Tarot magic.

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Dolorem wants to help remove taboos around mental health. The Tarot can give you and the people you read for the time and place to examine, process, and feel their feelings. Whenever this card arrives in a reading, it’s time for you to pause and ensure that you are taking care of yourself and your mental health and not putting it last in your line of priorities.

About The Swords

The Swords are about thinking and intellect. They represent the challenge, the road and the struggle we go through with truth and clarity. The Swords are challenging us to move our minds into the realm of wisdom. The Swords are the element of air, the season of spring, the direction of east and the colour yellow.