Your Chosen Card – Nine of Athames Reversed Mage Deck
When reversed, this card can indicate that you are either avoiding or refusing to face up to your deepest fears. A well-known refrain from the self-help movement goes, ‘What you resist persists.’ Acknowledge that you are worried and try to look at matters more clearly in the light of day. In the words of the serenity prayer: ‘God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.’
Keywords Reversed: Nightmares, insomnia, desolation, despair, worry, mental anguish, anxiety, sorrow, self-doubt, a guilty conscience, preoccupation, shame, bad dreams, cruelty, depression, ill health, miscarriage, gloomy thoughts, resigning oneself to negative thinking; ‘I cant get no satisfaction.’
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 Knight 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.
Nine Of Swords: A Cloistered Nun Suffers Insomnia
When Nine of Athames is reversed 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 reversed card reading for Nine of Athames using cards from the Mage 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: Equilibrium re-established, harmony, fairness, equity, communication, sharing, compassion
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.
Tarot Triumphs: The Hanged Man may look alarming on first viewing. He is often taken to be a dead man, a criminal who has been hung, or a traitor suspended by his feet according to the Italian custom, and his name at first (Le Pendu in French) seems to support that theory.35 But the way he is depicted suggests that he is in fact an acrobat. In nearly every version, he looks calm and happy, a man who is in control of what he’s doing. Reverse the usual meaning, and you will find a man studying the world in reverse!
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Reversed Cards: Because Mars rears his head in this card, it is not a long stretch to believe he is quite enjoying the pain he is inflicting. Could you be playing Marss part in someone elses life? People often find it easier to chastise others when they see them being foolish or emotionally overindulgent. They think nothing of adding to this misery and creating more suffering in someones life. With this card in the shadow aspect, just be mindful that you are not doing the same to someone in your current orbit.