Learn the Tarot card meanings with Tarot Card by Card. Fresh, modern tarot interpretations. A sucka-free approach with affirmations, journaling prompts, theme songs, and reversals. Explore the Tarot card meanings in a hip, irreverent, fun way!
Nine of Swords
Keywords: pain, worry, sleeplessness, stress, backstabbing, depression, illness
General meaning: When the Nine of Swords appears in a reading, it’s a sign that life may be getting under your skin. Sleepless nights and depression may be affecting your quality of life. Nightmares. What pain are you dealing with? Consumed by worry. Mental problems. Isolation. Difficult endings. Getting knifed in the back. Feeling like the victim. Crying the blues. I have also seen this card indicate illness, hospital stays – or rehab if combined with The Devil. Mental suffering.
Reversed: An period of worry comes to an end. Stress relief at last. Finding your way through a difficult situation. Healing. Facing the truth. Rest. Recovery from illness. The worst is over, dawg. Seeing the light or the way out. Even reversed, this card can still indicate depression.
Affirmation: I face my deepest fears and heal them.
Theme song: “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails
Journaling prompt: What is your main source of worry? What do you lose sleep over? What keeps you up at night? Journal out that mental stress and then burn the paper.
Life is tough
And joy is gone
It may be hard
To move along
When you’re feeling down
And full of fear
You wanna stay in bed
Don’t do it alone
Seek some help
That be yo key
To getting well
© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2014