The Nine of Swords in the Tarot signifies worry, guilt and anguish. It represents the pain and anguish we generate within ourselves, unlike the Three of Swords, where outsiders are responsible for the pain and betrayal. The meaning of the Nine of Swords in a Tarot reading is often one of fear and anxiety.
The meaning of the card Nine of Swords upright
When the Nine of Swords is up in a Tarot reading, it means that you may be dealing with a great deal of worry. Worry is the most common torture we go through. Often, our fears and doubts overwhelm us and refuse to go away. We worry about whether we've done enough, whether things will work out, and what course of action we can take. These thoughts bother us like an endless record playing over and over again. The Nine of Swords can also be an indication of distress, although not a big one. Such cards are never pleasant to look at. The feeling of guilt for having done something wrong is painful. So is the feeling of guilt for not having done something that should have been done. Receiving this card is a warning that times will be hard.
The Meaning of the Nine of Swords card reversed
When the Nine of Swords is reversed in a Tarot reading, it can mean letting go of fear. It can also mean recovery and working your way through difficult times to a better way of life. It can also indicate that things are getting more difficult and greater emotional turmoil.
The meaning of the Nine of Swords card in love
The Nine of Swords in a Tarot love reading is an indication that things are difficult at the moment. If you're single, you may focus too much on your past and not enough on letting go and moving on. If you're in a relationship, feelings of guilt and betrayal may be at play right now.
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