Your Chosen Card – Nine of Athames Upright Salem Deck
When upright, this card represents anguish of mind. Sometimes you feel so bad that youd like to run off to a sheltered refuge and cloister yourself like a monk or a nun. Worrisome thoughts may be keeping you up at night or having a negative effect on your health. Perhaps you have felt the sting of harsh words from a loved one (warlike Mars in mental Gemini), or you fear an impending split or separation in a relationship. Whatever is troubling you, just remember that matters look bleaker in anticipation and in the darkness of night than when they actually manifest in tangible reality. According to author Amber Jayanti, this card reflects ‘how painful it can be to let go of what you want and accept what is.’ 42
Keywords Upright: The need for acceptance, self-realization, legitimate fear, self-exploration, confronting self-doubt and negative thinking, moving toward resolution, accepting loss, looking at matters realistically, piety, faith, devotion, virginity, integrity, celibacy.
Timing: 10 Gemini20 Gemini. Tropical, 1 June10 June. Sidereal, 25 June5 July.
Astrology: Assertive and warlike Mars in the second decan of airy Gemini, the realm of the Prince of Swords (Fire of Air) and the Lovers (Gemini). Mars is linked to the Tower.
Number Symbolism: 9 – the final single digit, culmination, fruition, attainment.
Crowley/Thoth: Cruelty, despair, suffering, despondency, illness, pain, malice, psychopathy, fanaticism, primitive instincts.
When Nine of Athames is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Nine of Athames is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Nine of Athames is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for Nine of Athames using cards from the Salem Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Complete Book of Tarot: 1. This definition is a compilation and paraphrase of standard definitions of ‘divination’ found in several different dictionaries.
Complete Book of Tarot: Waite (1911): A man oppressed by the weight of the ten staves he is carrying. Divinatory Meanings: The chief meaning is oppression simply, but it is also fortune, gain, any kind of success, and then it is the oppression of these things. It is also a card of false-seeming, disguise, perfidy. The place which the figure is approaching may suffer from the rods that he carries. Success is stultified if the Nine of Swords follows, and if it is a question of a lawsuit, there will be certain loss; (R) contrarieties, difficulties, intrigues, and their analogies.
Complete Book of Tarot: Throughout history, any sort of random occurrence served as a ready vehicle for divining the future, including the pattern of stars in the sky, the appearance of clouds, the arrangement of tea leaves in a cup, the entrails of dead animals, and so on. By the early 1700s, the card readers of northern Italy developed a system for divining with playing cards, and around 1750 the French cartomancer Etteilla noted that he learned to tell fortunes by means of playing cards from three cartomancers, one of whom hailed from northern Italys Piedmont region. Etteillas publications spurred a contagious interest in the use of tarot for fortune-telling throughout Europe, an interest that has continued to modern times.
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Complete Book of Tarot: The pip cards of the Marseille deck do not contain scenes like the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. Instead the symbols of each suit are simply repeated on the pip cards the requisite number of times. For example, the Five of Cups displays five cups, the Six of Swords shows six swords, and so on. The court cards consist of a king, queen, knight, and page (roy, reine, chevalier, valet).