If you pull the Nine of Swords reversed in your reading, the card illustrates a change in energy. You must have started to see solutions to your problems and you are beginning to see a way out of your stress. Your problems are becoming more manageable and you are learning to cope with your issues. Even if the darkness is still present around you, you are managing your anxiety and moving closer to finding a solution. This card also shows that the nightmares you are having are becoming less scary and more of a reality. You are gradually accepting your situation and finding the strength to move forward and deal with the problem.
The reversed Nine of Swords tells you that your feelings are currently manageable and that you are learning to deal with your stressful emotions. You have come to accept and face the situations that have caused these feelings and now you have turned them into energy. You understand that you can find solutions to your problems in the end, by making the most of the energy you have right now. Instead of being terrified, you are starting to see the positive side of your problems.