The Nine of Swords card is all about self awareness and connecting with the subconscious. The card portrays a woman sitting up on her bed.

It seems that she has had a terrible nightmare that made her sit up with a jolt. She covers her with both her hands. She appears to be visibly upset and distressed. She seems of be frightened and anxious about what she saw in her dream.

The bed she sits on has beautiful carvings on it that depict the scene of a duel where one person is being defeated by another. The quilt that the woman uses is adorned with motifs of roses and astrological symbols. The background is absolutely black and there are nine swords hanging from the wall behind the woman.

Upright Position: This card is about fear and anxious anticipation. Overall the card depicts a spirit of negativity. However, all the negative feelings are mostly psychological ones. It may imply that the subject is depressed and is isolating her/himself from peers. It indicates that the person is neck deep in worries and is too overwhelmed to find a solution to the problems. Traditionally, this card brings news of delay and disappointments. In certain situations, the card may also bring the news of death or miscarriage.

Reversed Position: Reversed, the card suggests that the subject is trying to overcome a stressful period of her/his life. The journey may not be easy, but the initiation has begun. The card may also indicate struggle, lack of confidence and defiance.

Tarot Horoscope Tarot Card Decks Tarot Card Meanings

Major Arcana
Chariot Death Devil
Emperor Empress Fool
Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
Star Strength Sun
Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune

Minor Arcana
Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
Valet of Swords Valet of Batons