Nine of Swords Tarot Card Symbolism

Nine of Swords Tarot Card Symbolism

What is the meaning of symbols in Nine of Swords Tarot Card?

The Nine of Swords card almost always depicts a person sitting on the bed and covering his face with his hands. Waking up, he suddenly realized everything that was happening, and his epiphany is mournful. Nine swords above a person’s head point forward into the future. The bedspread depicts the symbols of the planets and signs of the Zodiac that govern invisible life processes.

Card Symbolism

Woman’s Pose
Symbolizes fear, remorse and regret.

Face covered with hands
It can mean fear, anxiety, closing oneself from something terrible or incomprehensible.

Black Night
Symbolizes depression, hopelessness. It also speaks of the unknown and obscure, or reminds of something forgotten, forced out of memory.

Swords Hanging on Wall
They symbolize the danger that a person feels. They also seem to form a grid, which may mean that these are not just individual thoughts, but a whole mental scheme. No clear mental vision at the moment.

Cheerful and Colorful Blanket
It hints that the experiences on this card are most often unfounded. But in another sense, it is protection.

Squares with Astrological Symbols
It gives hope that the patronage of heavenly bodies will help and bring the suffering on a straight path. But sometimes the arrangement of the stars is also against us.

Squares with Roses
They can symbolize her desires.
Roses are symbols of beauty and fidelity to your inner “I”, something that truly touches the heart.

Squares with Ominous or Negative Forces
They symbolize the unfavorable way of her affairs.

Battle Scene
It symbolizes internal discord, arrogance, unwillingness to see the other side of the matter. It can also mean conflict or fear that a conflict will occur.

The Nine of Swords Tarot card is considered one of the strongest among the Minor Arcana of the deck, which has a negative meaning.
This image of sleepless nights corresponds to a state of deep concern and depression. There may be a bad conscience that prevents you from falling asleep, or a feeling of some kind of danger to life, for example, illness or bereavement. The card depicts night fears, when we lie awake, tormented by our thoughts, and wait for dawn. At the same time, it does not tell us what exactly oppresses us: the feeling of our own guilt or shame, which drives sleep away, the feeling of lack of confidence in our strengths in front of a difficult test or some real danger threatening our life. It shows only our despair, melancholy, anxiety, sudden awakening, a sleepless night.

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