Failure, miscarriage, disappointments, despair, death, misery, anxiety, doubt, solitude, grief, conflict, illness, suffering, misery, deceit, sadness, fear of loss.

Aquarius, Virgo, Taurus

Mercury, Venus



8th to the 14th of November

The herb Valerian is a nervine, an anti-spasmodic and a tonic.

Valerian is a warming stimulant in some cases, and it is used for nervousness, pain and insomnia.

The Nine of Swords speaks of attainment, accumulation, experience and completion.

The IX of Swords is a card that speaks of inner-feelings of guilt, sorrow and confusion. It asks you to take time for inner reflection in order to overcome debilitating emotions. Although our fears may be ungrounded, they can nevertheless prevent us from enjoying our lives to the fullest. Sometimes the fears derive from deep-rooted guilt, which is the most crippling of emotions.

The 9 of Swords relates to the number 63 / 9, and gives the energy of the wisdom of Universal Love. It is the number of the humanitarian, of completion and of service and responsibility. The number 63 / 9 depicts one who has a need to assume heavy responsibilities, and suggests an even balance between the heart and the intellect.

9s appearing in a reading indicate the completion of events and implies that there is a focus on suffering and anxiety.

When the IX of Swords appears in a reading it may be an indication of despair and anxiety, which is causing misery. A sense of hopelessness may also be prevalent.

The 9 of Swords tells of sad circumstances, unfortunate events and on-going unhappiness. It also suggests dark thoughts, nightmares and troubles of the mind, even though the actual reality may not be so negative.

The Nine of Swords is often associated with miscarriages and accidents, and the unbearable mental torment that follows such events. You may be feeling very low at this time and may find it difficult to keep the strength needed to carry on.

The Nine of Swords implies that this may be an introspective time for you and others who wish to seek help, but find they get little response.

The 9 of Swords tells of a preoccupation with past experiences; particularly those of a hurtful or painful nature.

As you may be feeling very low at this time you may have little energy, so the best way to cope is to let fate run its course without fighting it. Eventually this depression or 'dark time' will lift and happiness will re-enter your life.

The 9 of Swords can suggest that an anxiety and worry about what others think and say about you is keeping your mind in a negative state and you are encouraged to rest and still the mind.

The Nine of Swords indicates a fear of the future and an inability to relax. This leads to anxiety, sleeplessness and depression.

When the IX of Swords appears in a reading it is a message to be patient as better things are coming along soon. You are asked not to try to rush things at this time as you may hinder your own progress. The Nine of Swords reminds you to maintain faith and trust.

The Nine of Swords implies that either yourself or someone close to you may be going through a time of inner-conflict, anger and/or mental anguish. You may be asked to share in someone else’s suffering and offer comfort and support.

The 9 of Swords tells of an unfortunate set of circumstances and/or inconsolable unhappiness and deep personal loss. It asks that you look at what you have in your life, and stop feeling negative and sorry for yourself.

Health-wise, the 9 of Swords may be indicating a serious illness or major operation. When the Nine of Swords appears in a reading, you are asked to check the spread carefully as it may be forewarning of a serious illness, an operation/surgery, or tragedy. It may also imply the death of a loved one.

Next to

The 9 of Swords appearing next to The High Priestess in a reading is telling you to be prepared to face certain truths. It asks you to have no fear as this will only hinder you. It is time to face facts and take responsibility. It brings a message that you must be prepared to face truths and not be afraid or fearful.

Next to The STAR:
When the Nine of Swords appears in a spread next to The Star, it asks you to have faith and be grateful for the gifts already received in your life. Gratitude should be your attitude.

Appearing next to The Star in a reading, the 9 of Swords is telling you that ‘all is not lost’ and you are asked to faith and trust. Things may not seem as though they are going as you would like at this moment, but this will turn around in quick time, so keep the faith.

ACES on all Sides:
The IX of Swords appearing in a reading with Aces on all sides asks you to see the positive side to a situation. Realize that all that has taken place will work out for the best. It is a message that all that has happened, happened for a reason. 

You are asked to look to positive and beneficial new beginnings and to make the most of your experience.

Two Nines appearing in a reading suggests a house move and a change of address.

Three Nines implies good luck and/or a surprise windfall.

Four Nines appearing together in a reading suggests that your brightest hopes, dreams and wishes will be fulfilled.


Doubt, suspicion, imprisonment, fear, guilt, shame, hardships, sorry, confusion.

Reversed, the IX of Swords tells of a deep depression which is intense and persistent. It also implies that there may be some cause to suspect unfairness and cruelty from or by others. Outside assistance may be required.

Appearing reversed, the 9 of Swords can indicate that you may be depressed because you are feeling guilty about something. This depression could effect your physical wellbeing and you should try to seek help for your condition.

When the IX of Swords appears in a reading reversed, it is a message to look to your own behaviour. If you expel negativity towards others, you will receive the same energy in return.

Reversed, the Nine of Swords tells you to be aware of your true intentions as if they are of a negative nature, you will not move forward positively.

Reversed, the IX of Swords is indicating that good news is on the way and positive changes are about to take place. You are asked to be patient and rely on faith and trust. Good news is on its way and you are asked not to attempt to rush things nor to be too hasty at this time. Try to remain patient and optimistic. Blessings are on their way into your life.

When making important decisions, the 9 of Swords reversed asks that you consider the consequences of your choices and actions, and be sensible in your decisions.

In regards to health issues, when the IX of Swords appears reversed in a spread, it is an indication that medical assistance may be required at this time. Prevention is better than cure, so if there are and niggling concerns, the reversed 9 of Swords is a message to seek assistance now.

Joanne Walmsley

Sacred Scribes

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  1. Hello,
    what does it mean in a relationship future-question when the first card is the Devil and the second card is the Nine of swords reversed?
    Thanks for the answer!