The meaning of the Nine of Swords Tarot card is ‘anxiety.’ When this card makes an appearance in a Tarot reading, it means you’re about to go through a time of great emotional anguish.
Nine of Swords General Tarot Meaning
The Nine of Swords is associated with those dark nights we all experience. We lie awake in emotional agony, worried about the past, present, and future. We think about all that we regret. Usually, times like these are associated with the potential breakdown of a relationship, infidelity, pregnancy difficulties, or plans for the future that we were so close to but which fell apart. You are (or will) experience this emotional turmoil at the time represented by the Nine of Swords.
Nine of Swords – My Thoughts
“The Nine of Swords can predict anxiety and worry. Sometimes, the Nine of Swords can mean that things are not as bad as they seem. Other times, the Nine of Swords is just as bad as you think that it is!” – Lisa
Often, the Nine of Swords card is associated with females and can predict health problems that are typical of a female. Perhaps you’re going through something related to hormones? The anxiety of the Nine of Swords usually goes hand in hand with hormonal problems.
If the Nine of Swords appears in an outcome position, it can symbolize the sudden loss of something, but you don’t know why. You will be unsure how everything turned out as it did and will be kept up at night worrying. You may never get the answers you crave.
Things are not always as they seem, however. Although you will spend your time imagining the worst of a situation, it’s often not so bad. In some scenarios, you may have nothing to fear but fear itself; you should wait until the situation unfolds so that you can learn more.
Nine of Swords Love Tarot Meaning
In love Tarot readings, the Nine of Swords is usually pulled by individuals who let their insecurities affect their relationship. You are paranoid about your partner and worry about the future of the relationship constantly. You expect the worst from people.
While it’s desirable not to be delusional about the state of your relationship, your negative attitude means you’re not enjoying the relationship. If this romance is not a pleasurable experience, what’s the point? If you’re constantly on edge worrying about your relationships, you’re just as well off (if not better) being alone.
(If you would like more love and relationship Tarot meanings for the Nine of Swords, be sure to check out my Love Tarot Meanings e-book.)
Nine of Swords Feelings Tarot Meaning
Are you wondering what a partner is feeling about you? If you’ve pulled the Nine of Swords, this can mean that they’re the one feeling a little insecure. Perhaps they need to know that you have an interest in them?
There’s a high probability that your lover/potential lover has been burned in the past. The Nine of Swords in your love reading just means that they need a little emotional reassurance.
Nine of Swords Career & Business Tarot Meaning
The Nine of Swords in a business reading is not an encouraging sign, especially if it appears in the outcome position. This card reflects anxiety around your business. You are advised not to take out any large loans or make any major monthly commitments, because you may not be able to fulfill them.
Alternatively, the Nine of Swords can mean that, when it comes to your business or job, your own thoughts are the enemy. You spend so much time worrying about the future that you don’t take any risks. You are very self-critical. The Nine of Swords is advising you to do some confidence work so that you can actually enjoy your chosen career path.
Nine of Swords Future Tarot Meaning
If the Nine of Swords appears in an outcome or future position of a relationship reading, this is not a good omen; it can mean that your relationship will end at the hand of your partner and you will not get a reason why. As stated in the general description of this card, you may never get the closure you crave.
Similarly, the Nine of Swords in the future or outcome position of your Tarot spread can be a sign that something you love is going to fail because of your own anxiety. Make sure you’re not pushing people away with your insecurities.
Yes or No with the Nine of Swords Tarot Meaning
General – The Nine of Swords does not answer yes or no. It is generally a neutral card because all is not as it appears to be.
Do they like me? – They like you more than you think. It’s possible that they don’t believe that you like them.
Am I pregnant? – No, but stress over pregnancy and fertility is causing unnecessary drama in your life.
Is this relationship going to last? – The future could be better.
Does the future of this look promising? – No, the future of this does not look promising.
Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – Reconciliations do not seem likely just now, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be an opportunity for one in the future.
Nine of Swords as a Negative, Weakness, or Obstacle
If the Nine of Swords appears in a spread position that represents a negative, blockage, or weakness, this means that bad things are going to happen because you worry about them. You focus too much on negativity.
You will be drawing negativity toward you through the law of attraction. Like attracts like. If all you’re thinking about is negativity, that’s all you’re going to get.
The Nine of Swords in a negative spread position can also mean that you’re pushing those who you care about away. You are not enjoying your relationships. Try not to worry and just let other things go if this relationship is something you want to pursue.
Nine of Swords as a Positive, Strength, or Advantage
When it appears in a positive, strength, or advantage Tarot spread position, the Nine of Swords can predict that all is not as bad as it seems. The worst is in your head, and you have nothing to fear but fear itself.
Closing Thoughts on The Nine of Swords Tarot Card Meaning
The Divinerism community would love to know how you interpret the Nine of Swords Tarot meaning, so feel free to share with us in the comments section below. For you, is it a card of anxiety and stress? Or, do you interpret this card differently?
(Please note that I do not interpret other people’s readings for them. If you’re looking for help interpreting your Tarot readings, feel free to check out the Love Tarot Meanings e-book).
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