hello~ in this ongoing series i aim to post the interpretation of a Tarot card every week. This interpretation is based on my study and experience of Tarot over the years. Ultimately, the interpretation of each card depends on the situation, so this description is of course not complete. hope you enjoy ^_^ kitty hugs to all~ Joouna~
the card of this week is: 9 of Swords
This card is about fear, worries, anxieties, noisy thoughts, and monsters under the bed that keep us up at night. There may be something in our life that causes us to feel insecure or unsafe, and thus makes us worry. Worrying and racing thoughts can develop into a very persistent habits that have very negative impact on physical, mental and emotional health. When the 9 of Swords appears in a reading, it is a warning for us to examine our life for present or potential sources of such problems, and a prompt to take steps to heal the situation.
Very often it represents monsters under the bed that only exist in our mind. They have little to no basis in reality, and are a result of us projecting negative emotions and thoughts onto situations. Despite not originating from “real” causes, they still feel very real to us, and will become a very destructive cycle if we do not become conscious of it and take measures to put an end to it.
It can also be warning us of other things that deprive us of sleep. Perhaps we should reorganise our schedule to a more healthy one. Perhaps we have some bad habits that rob us of sleep. In any case, this card may be warning us to make sure we are sleeping enough.
This card may also indicate issues of mental or emotional health, such as depression or addictions, that are deteriorating our wellbeing.
While this card points to unpleasant things, it also tells us that there is a possibility of a solution, and it is within our reach. The Mystic Dreamer 9 of Swords for example depicts a little box and a cozy white teddy bear under the bed, things that could definitely help the girl. The Shadowscapes 9 of Swords shows a person in an anguished state, but he could at any moment unsheath his sword, fight his enemies and fly with the crows who are guiding him back towards the light.
We may be going through a period of misery and anxiety, but it is not the time to give up. Comfort is close by, we need to open our eyes to see it.