Tarot Card Interpretation & Meaning - 9 Of Swords

9 Of Swords
Introduction: The 9 of Swords is often a card about anxiety and fear. Look closely at what you are worried about. Try not to blame people or situations for how you are feeling. Pay attention to your breathing; this helps with a feeling of calmness.

General: You will need to guard against a feeling of anxiety. If you are feeling anxious, take a good look at whether or not any of that is under your own power or control (and thus, you could lessen it) or if other things or people in your life are contributing to this anxiety. If it is the latter, take a good look at that, and see whether or not something in the relationship can be changed to make it more workable for you. There's something about this time period that can cause people to feel like their life should be, in some way, "more" or "bigger" than it is. Try to take comfort and joy in the ordinary things. That's where the beauty is.

Work: Worrying about your job is not going to help matters. Focus on what you can control, and try to leave your anxiety by the wayside. If you are looking for work, think positively, and don't hesitate to ask for help in your search. The next person you talk to about may just be the one who knows of an opening which would be perfect for you.

Love: Something may be troubling you with regard to your relationship. Don't ignore your gut feelings. If you feel that something in your relationship is unhealthy, you are very likely quite correct. If you suspect that something is going on behind your back, your best bet is to ask your partner about it. If you've recently met someone, don't get too carried away that believing all is what it seems to be. Trust takes time to develop. Don't be in too much of a hurry.


Finances: You may be robbing Peter to pay Paul. If that's the case, slow down and look critically at what is happening. Are you trying too hard to make it on your own? None of us is an island. Find out what resources are available to help you if you need them and make use of them. Don't bother gambling or buying into get rich quick schemes. Miracles do happen, but don't be foolish. If in doubt, ask questions.

Health: This is a time to be very cautious about your intake of substances such as drugs or alcohol, because you may be self medicating, when what you really need is to get to the bottom of what is bugging you. Stress can be taking a mighty toll. Look at ways to mitigate your risk factors and to deal with stress. If all else fails, think about changing your lifestyle and the things you're spending your money on. Sometimes it really is money or your life, in more ways than being robbed at gunpoint.

Spirituality: When the 9 appears in the context of spirituality, it's a clear sign that you must slow down your rocketing brain and stress level. If you can do it on your own, meditation will bring you enormous benefits. If you don't have any idea how to begin, read a good book or take a class. Read up on the Buddhist concept of the monkey mind. Learn to silence the chatter.


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