Your Chosen Card – Nine of Swords Reversed Rider Waite 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 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 Rider Waite 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: Astrology: Assertive and warlike Mars (dignified) in the first decan of watery Scorpio, realm of the Waite King/Thoth Prince of Cups (Air of Water) and Death (Scorpio). Mars is linked to the Tower.
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: Myth(s) 10: There are certain rules you must obey when doing tarot readings. Some of these are:
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Complete Book of Tarot: Ruled by the warrior god Mars, Aries comes first in the zodiac. An enterprising cardinal sign, Aries the Ram marks the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, which in many cultures is the beginning of the new year. As the first sign of the annual cycle of seasons, Aries is associated with the Emperor, trump IV, a card often depicted in fiery red tones. The Queen of Wands falls largely under Aries, a sign whose natives are characterized by these traits: