The nine of a sword
Anxiety, insomnia, depression, worry, self-imposed torment, despair.
The Nine of Swords is sometimes referred to as the Nightmare Card. No card talks so much about anxiety, sleeplessness, and the physical toll that torment can cause to our bodies and our lives. Is there something that keeps you awake at night? Are your thoughts jostling at breakneck speed? Do you keep brooding over questions to which there really isn't an answer? Although this card is dark and negative, it is a reminder requiring that his own mindis the main cause of its current difficulties. You don't really have to worry about constantly. Concentrate on the sword which is pointed at your intellect and thus you will be able to penetrate to the heart of the truth of the matter. Stop worrying and start taking action. Sometimes there are things in life that you cannot change, so your only option is to accept and find out how to move on. In my illustration, instead of illustrating a woman in a bed, I chose a fox as a symbol. The fox has its eyes lifted up to the night sky with a haunting expression on its face. The beast forgot that foxes are nocturnal beings and that night is their natural environment. Human beings often reach their full potential in times of adversity: tonight is yours, welcome there.
But rest assured, even though this card is very negative, backwards (especially in the past) it indicates that your period of turmoil is over. It is good to allow your mind to find peace. The nine of a sword could also mean that your stress and anxiety has come to a head and is truly affecting your health and life. If you have reached a level of stress that could make you sick or have destructive thoughts, this card may indicate that you need outside help. "