Nine of Swords

card meanings

Nine of Swords is the tarot card for depression, nightmares, anxiety, and insomnia. This card represents feeling hopeless, worthless, drained, and consumed by fear and worry. If you are currently dealing with significant stress, anxiety, or depression, your worst fears may actually be coming true. If this is you, rest assured that the situation will eventually ease. In the longer term, Nine of swords suggests that you may have been letting your anxieties and fears rule over your life to the point where you are not living in your natural state.

The Nine of Swords indicates that you are experiencing severe anxiety or depression. In a reading, Nine of swords tarot card indicates that someone close to you is experiencing the same. If you are asking a reading about what someone is going through, Nine of swords indicates the person is most likely suffering from mental health issues.

Nine of swords tarot card indicates someone who is the victim of mental health problems and is struggling with their addictions. This is someone who hides their anxiety and depression because they are afraid they won’t be accepted if they go through it in front of others.

Characteristics of Nine of Swords Upright

Positive: a new perspective, deliverance from fear, feeling enlightened, letting go, relieved from stress, feeling happy, self-care, peaceful, calm, serene.

Negative: anxiety, stress, hopelessness, despair, paranoia, mental anguish, worry, jealousy, stress, nightmares, nightmares of abuse, paranoia about love, fear of doing something wrong, anxiety about career, feeling overwhelmed, fear about financial security.

Description and Symbolism of Nine of Swords

The number 9 is a special number – it is the last single-digit number and therefore the highest in value, symbolizing experience. It’s a number of fighters and people who are resilient and posses endurance.

The Nine of Swords card is liked to the planet Mars, also known the God of War. Mars stands for aggression and force, but also passion. With the suit of Swords, and the element of Air, this aggression is connected to the aggression and agony of mind. Tarot readers and astrologists connect the Nine of Swords card to the zodiac sign Gemini, one of the most sociable signs of the zodiac, a social butterfly, they even call them. They don’t like to be alone and hate being bored. They are very intelligent and pick up knowledge quickly – their biggest strength is that they are perceptive, analytical, and often very funny. They are usually very communicative and can talk to almost anyone about almost anything.

Take a look at the card. What do you see? A person sitting in a bed it is dark, it is probably the middle of the night – he is worrying and therefore he cannot sleep, but thinking about problems and very probably overthinking. It is obvious the person is in huge emotional pain. He has his face covered with his hands so others can’t see him. He is not ready to disclose his problems even though he sits alone in his bed. He is probably crying. In short, this card describes despair. There are nine swords positioned horizontally behind the person, symbolizing his worries and anguish. One sword is piercing his heart (heart chakra tells about matters of the heart, love and emotions), one his throat (ability to communicate, be creative, and to self-express – the throat chakra) and one his head (problems with overthinking, seeing things clearly and all matters of the mind).

However, not all is lost. The bed spread has a pattern of red roses and also astrological symbols. The red roses remind us of the passion, but also the triple pain we felt with the three of Swords and the pierced heart. The astrological symbols remind us that we are a part of the cosmos and that we can advance spiritually by coming out of this darkness.

General Meaning of Nine of Swords

Nine of Swords card indicates that you are going through a tough time and your life is becoming unbearable due to this period. In the earlier cards, you have found the cause of your problems and you are finding the way to get rid of them. You feel like you are trapped, and you don’t know how to release yourself from this situation. You might have been experiencing a lot of guilt about your situation and feeling like the reason that you are going through all this stress is because of your inability to see the bigger picture. In Nine of Swords, you must see the reality of your situation and understand that it is the situation which is creating all these feelings and not your inability to cope with it. You must get yourself together, and you must see your current situation from the outside. You must have more faith in yourself and your ability to figure out the best way to get out of this situation. Your belief in yourself and your confidence will keep you going and help you to think a lot more positively.

Did the situation you were worried about not coming into fruition? If you’ve pulled Nine of Swords card in a general Tarot reading, accept it as a lesson learned and a chance to learn something you didn’t know. In the light of day, you’ll more likely see the truth, and the situation will be much more bearable than it appeared in the dim of the night.

Nine of Swords card is generally about feeling hopelessness. The Nine of Swords represents a person facing multiple mental issues that prevent them from moving on. Nine of Swords represents the thoughts you have inside your mind that you cannot shift, no matter how much you try. The Nine of Swords represents the thoughts that can destroy your whole world. The swords in the image are pointing horizontally, which symbolizes the feeling of stagnation, depression and hopelessness in the person represented by the card, but not the negative final outcome.

The Nine of Swords tarot card appears when you are going through mental and emotional issues but not wanting to talk about it publicly. Talking about your problems will help but will leave you open for more issues.

You’ve managed to conquer your anxiety and fears, if you’ve pulled Nine of Swords card in a positive, strength, or advantage position in a general Tarot reading. Now that you have more control over your mind, you’re prepared to handle the situation. The Nine of Swords Tarot card serves as a warning in a way—but a comforting warning that says you shouldn’t be complacent. You don’t have to be completely helpless, nor should you believe that everything will remain as it is, especially in a negative position.

Anxiety, worry, fear, and despair are all present when the Nine of Swords appears. You may feel trapped by your current condition and believe you have nowhere else to go. You could go through a significant emotional upheaval because the feelings that the Eight of Swords were representative of are still present. The Nine of Swords asks that you consider how the cards around it have affected you because there is a possibility that they may be hindering your progress to a greater extent than you realize.

Nine of Swords card in a negative, weakness, or obstacle Tarot spread position calls you to stop blaming others and taking responsibility for your problems by yourself. Your anxiety, depression, or other psychological or emotional suffering can only get better if you take responsibility for your part in the matter. What are you thinking? Are you allowing your thoughts to rule your actions? If so, now is the time to change your thought process. Nine of Swords often shows up when you are attempting to escape yourself emotionally or mentally. You may be trying to keep the painful thoughts or emotions at bay through things like dissociation, drugs, alcohol, or other unhealthy coping mechanisms. This is not the answer. You may be giving the thoughts power by letting them possess you, and that is giving the thoughts power over you.

Nine of Swords in the Context of Love and Relationships

Nine of Swords card indicates relationships with low standards, especially when pulled in a love reading. Single people can also be feeling down and afraid to move on. You may be holding on to guilt and regret or there may be a part of you that needs to take responsibility for a bad relationship. A Nine of Swords person will often need to face their fears before they can allow love into their lives.

Nine of Swords as feelings denotes the Seeker is feeling very afraid and anxious. They feel as if their life is being threatened from every angle. Sometimes this card shows up when the Seeker feels neglected and alone.

Nine of Swords in the Context of Career

You may be experiencing stress, anxiety, or worry, if you’ve pulled Nine of Swords in reading about your career or business. There is a lot that concerns you right now and the anxiety you feel is not unwarranted. While it is vital that you take care of yourself and take care of anything else you need to do, you shouldn’t allow these concerns or worries to control you. You may be overly stressed or worried about things you cannot change right now, and that can definitely harm your mental health and your work. It is also possible that you have been experiencing workplace bullying or intimidation, which can be a significant source of stress. For example, you may be worried that you are being unfairly targeted or mocked by your coworkers. The person to whom you report this issue may offer you advice for how to get out of this situation, but it is up to your point of view to resolve it.

Whatever the case is, you should take steps to address the problem, but don’t allow these concerns to rule your life or keep you from doing your job.

Nine of Swords in the Context of Finances

Your current situation isn’t getting any better, if you’ve pulled Nine of Swords in reading about your finances. You might have to face challenges like bankruptcy or debt, which will be painful for you. All these issues might be weighing you down at this moment. So, try your best to analyze your financial position and look for the sources of these problems.

Nine of Swords in the Context of Health

Nine of Swords card in a health reading exposes that you should focus on getting an evaluation and getting treatment. You have been struggling with health issues for a long time, and it is now time to focus on these issues. You must admit and talk about them to get rid of them.

Nine of Swords Card Through Spirituality and Self-Development

Nine of Swords card is all about anxiety, trauma, and nightmares, particularly when drawn n a spirituality and self-development reading. When it occurs in your reading, it is a sign that you are going through emotionally challenging situations that seem to be too much for you. The Nine of Swords warns you to be aware of the things that are keeping you in a state of tension and anxiety and to take the necessary steps to get rid of them. It also tells you that you should learn how to let go or how to detach from the negative and disturbing thoughts because they are draining you and stopping you from moving forward.

If you are going through any type of trauma, be it physical or psychological, the Nine of Swords tells you that it could be dangerous for you to keep on going. No matter how strongly you try to shut out all thoughts and emotions, they will not go away. They affect us because we cannot live life without a balance of emotions. If you are experiencing any kind of difficult situation, Nine of Swords advises you to ask for help. You are not alone. There are people who can help you find comfort and relief.

Is Nine of Swords Yes or No Card?

If you are seeking an answer about whether Nine of Swords card is a yes or no card, then there is one single answer. Nine of Swords symbolizes a lingering problem that is keeping you from falling into deeper waters. Therefore, the answer is no. In a yes or no Tarot reading Nine of Swords calls you to take a look in the mirror. If your life is chaotic, you must make some changes. When it comes to money, nine can mean either lack or plenty. Either way, change is necessary.

Nine of Swords as a Person

A card describes a person who is plagued by mental health difficulties. When you draw Nine of Swords as a person, this tarot card meanings can also denote a person who is unable or unwilling to get treatment for mental health issues. This person is usually sad or in pain, and they can feel hopeless. Sometimes they feel they are going crazy. The Nine of swords is someone who is feeling hopeless about their situation and who is not coping. The Nine of Swords tells you that you or someone you love might be dealing with very stressful days and weeks right now. It might feel as though everything is falling apart and that you have no where to turn for help or comfort. Sometimes this is because we have dealt with some trauma or tragedy. Nine of swords tarot card meanings can also indicate that you need to learn to trust someone again. You need to let someone help you. Sometimes, this can be a stranger or someone you least expect. Sometimes this is your friend, family member, or partner, but sometimes it can be someone else like an older person or a teacher.

When reading emotional characteristics of a person Nine of Swords card indicates that the person is very sensitive and emotional. They get stressed really easily and always have a negative outlook in their life. Nine of swords indicates someone who has many inner insecurities which they feed by their constant lies. Their lies are their armor and they are scared of getting hurt. Most often they don’t even know the cause of their own pain. They avoid the truth due to their insecurities. The Nine of Swords tarot card indicates someone facing anxiety and stress disorders. They face many mental health issues like depression and anxiety, and they are unable to move on with their lives. The Nine of Swords tarot card shows up when the Seeker is facing issues like self-worth and inner peace, and most of the time they don’t even know the root cause of their anxiety and stress.

Nine of Swords as a Feeling

A card describes your emotional state, when you draw Nine of Swords as a feeling. Are you feeling anxious, depressed, afraid, and alone? It is time to dig deep and find the root of your emotions. The Nine of Swords tells you that the pain you feel is caused by something that happened recently.

Before you try to tackle the issue, you will need to work on your self-limiting beliefs. What is it that is telling you you are a failure, unworthy of success, and that you can never find a better job? Let these ideas go as a reminder of what you still need to defeat.

In a tarot reading, nine of Swords represents anxiety. You have been battling an ongoing problem for a while now. Nine of Swords indicates that you are getting a break from the issue that you have been struggling with. You have worked so hard that your body and mind are on the verge of collapse, but for now, your mental health is restored.

Now is the time to take it all in and give yourself a well-deserved break while you still have time to recover.

What Is Nine of Swords Card as a Positive Card, Strength, and Advantage?

Nine of Swords symbolizes a time of healing after a difficult situation, especially when the card appears in a positive Tarot position, or as strength and advantage. You have faced the troubles and have overcome them. This is a strong card for a number of reasons. You are able to see all the circumstances from a wider perspective and understand that they will not be as problematic as you believed. The bad time is behind you, or maybe not quite yet, but you have a clear understanding of what is required to fix your current reality.

Nine of Swords represents negative thoughts as mental health problems. You have been in a bad mood or a period of depression for a while now, and the thoughts in your head are taking a toll on you. You need to get help from a trusted person because you are feeling as though you can’t get out of this condition on your own. The Nine of Swords suggests trying anything that won’t cost much, like a treatment.

The Nine of Swords suggests that you are avoiding dealing with problems and not coming to terms with them.

Nine of Swords as an Obstacle

Nine of Swords means that you are unable to shake off the pain of the past and are suffering from anxiety and depression, especially when the card appears in a negative, weakness, or obstacle Tarot spread position. You have been going through trauma of some kind that made you feel hopeless and anxious for a long time now. This card shows that you might have been living in darkness for a long time and is the effect of your insecurities and negative thinking. The Nine of Swords indicates that you need to start working on accepting yourself the way you are. You need to understand that life’s problems are not that difficult and that if you have been struggling with them, you are neither a failure nor a loser. You are merely experiencing a time of weakness and an obstacle for a short period.

At the same time, because of your thoughts, you have been feeling depressed and gloomy about everything. However, this card asks you to understand that you will get to that place soon, and sooner than you imagine. The Nine of Swords indicates that you should look within yourself and change your perspective.

Nine of Swords Card as a Future Outcome

You may be experiencing intense mental agony, anxiety, worry, or panic due to a painful or stressful experience you have had in your life. When Nine of Swords appears in a future or outcome Tarot spread position, it could be difficult to let go of this negative thought, and you might struggle to trust any new opportunities that come your way.

The Nine of Swords suggests that negative, distorted views are preventing you from moving forward in your life, or your negative beliefs could be preventing you from finding peace. You may believe that you have no control, that there is no end to your suffering, and that you will never truly be free. You may think about suicide, or you may do something to hurt yourself, but you find yourself unable to escape this despair and agony. The Nine of Swords may also be a sign that you are so overwhelmed with your thoughts and feelings that it is difficult for you to see a new beginning. You might believe you are experiencing something for the rest of your life, and no-one can help you.

Nine of Swords encourages you to practice mindfulness, concentration, and forgiveness.

It depicts a lot of pain, when Nine of Swords appear in a future outcome position in a tarot reading. The Nine of Swords suggests that you are feeling like you have been stabbed in the heart many times and are emotionally fragile and stressed. You have been through some terrible experiences in the past and are still suffering from the effects of these. The card is warning you about the stress you are feeling because you are experiencing the negative memories. However, the Nine of Swords is also telling you to be careful about the things you say and how you react because hurting the people around you can be the worst thing you can do. This card in the tarot card deck is asking you to find inner strength to overcome the issue.

The Nine of Swords has a negative representation of the thoughts that we have in our mind. You may be wondering about all the things that you are suffering from in your life.

Nine of Swords Card as a Prediction of When an Event Will Occur

Nine of Swords card in the reading signals that much of your worries are coming from your fears. The Nine of Swords means that you are scared of failure, suffering, abandonment, and pain. As the pain is what stops you from moving forward in your life, make a plan to get rid of fear – if your question is about when you will get the things you want, then soon your desires will be realized. Nine of Swords tarot card also means that you need to take some time off and think things through before making any decision.

Nine of Swords card through a perspective of a time frame tells you about your life that you cannot cope and you have become a victim because of the suffering and pain you have been through. You have been through tough time in the past and you know that pain never goes away. It stays with you forever. But this card is a sign that you have forgotten how you got out of the suffering before, and this time is hurting more than any other time before. There are so many things that you have forgotten that this time is hurting more than ever. You have to face that you cannot continue this life for much longer. You have been doing the same daily routine for a long time now. The suffering that you had in the card is a reminder of something that happened to you in the past. You need to understand that you are not doing anything to change your situation. It is in this time that we must find out a way to change our lives. Nine of swords can be interpreted as you are facing depression and mental health issues. You need to check that first.