Nine of Swords Tarot Card

Nine of Swords Tarot Card
Tarot Card Meanings: Tarot Reading and Understanding The Nine of Swords Tarot Card

The Nine of Swords is the card of anxiety and trepidation. In many cases, the Nine of Swords serves as a reminder that your anxieties are not founded in truth.  Much of your despair  is of your own making.

Upright Nine of Swords Tarot Card Meanings in a Tarot Reading
The Nine of Swords appears daunting and its tarot card meanings can refer to deeper emotional issues. This is the card of, literal, nightmares. Worry and anxiety may be causing you sleep issues as something is deeply troubling you. Perhaps the behaviors of others are causing you concern. Worry may be consuming your thoughts. On some level, your fears and doubts are due to your own making. Your apprehensions may not be founded in reality. Perhaps you are guilty about something you’ve done.

In a tarot reading, the Nine of Swords can indicate feelings of sadness and sorrow. You may be grieving a death or difficult situation. You may be depressed or feel discouraged. This is a time when you are highly sensitive and the criticism of others is causing you anguish. However, the difficulties you are currently experiencing are not as bad as you imagine. Most likely, the fears that are troubling you will not come to fruition.

  • Feeling sadness or sorrow
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Worries not founded in reality
  • Nightmares or lack of sleep

Reversed Nine of Swords Tarot Card Meanings in a Tarot Reading
The encouraging aspect to the Nine of Swords reversed is the fact that the dread is now ending. You may still be experiencing sadness, but this shall pass. You will soon come to realize that your anxieties and worries were not founded in reality. Feelings of depression and stress will lift and you will soon find yourself ready to get back into action. You can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. In a  tarot reading, the Nine of Swords reversed indicates a new hope. Help is on the way.

In a tarot reading, the negative aspect to the Nine of Swords is the continuation of worry and despair. This, however, may have to do with old trauma and issues of your past. You may be re-experiencing grief associated with your childhood. It may be wise to seek counseling.

  • Worries coming to an end
  • New Hope
  • Help or assistance
  • Getting back into action

See the Tarot Symbolism section to learn more about the Nine of Swords.

© 2010 All Rights Reserved. Images of individual tarot cards are from the Aquatic Tarot Deck created by Andreas Schröter and are used with his permission. They are for example purposes only.


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1 comments on Nine of Swords Tarot Card

  1. Holly Roloff says:

    that was exactly right my son kolby has anxiety   i'm really worried 

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