Your Chosen Card – Nine of Swords Reversed Golden 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 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.
Mathers: An ecclesiastic, a priest, conscience, probity, good faith, integrity; (R) wise distrust, suspicion, fear, doubt, shady character.
When Nine of Swords 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 Swords is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Nine of Swords 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 Swords using cards from the Golden 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: With regard to reading the cards, I will devise and order for my clients the best tarot consultations, according to my judgment and means; and I will take care that they suffer no hurt or damage. Nor shall any persons entreaty prevail upon me to read the cards in a manner that brings hurt or damage to anyone; neither will I counsel any tarot reader to do so.
Complete Book of Tarot: The incantation myth: you must say a special prayer or perform an incantation before reading with the cards.
Complete Book of Tarot: Crowley cautions that merely intensifying ones study of the cards as objective things rather than as living individuals is not sufficient. The student must live with the cards, and the cards in turn must live with the student. The tarot novice and the living cards must take time to get to know one another. How else can a relationship form and grow?
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