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Nine of Swords
What Do the Sword Cards Mean?

The Nine of Swords means it's time to share your burdens with someone else.

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Nine of Swords

In many divinatory traditions, the Nine of Swords is associated with mental illness, debilitating depression, and overwhelming misery and sadness. If you don't have someone to talk to about what's causing that inner pain, you need to find someone right now. Talk to a friend or family member, but don't wait any longer. The misery will only multiply if you keep it bottled up. Also, remember that burdens are easier to carry when they're shared.

Nine of Swords, Reversed

A reversed Nine of Swords is very similar to the upright Nine of Swords, in that it indicates a need to communicate when you're feeling down. However, this card in reverse is stronger - it means you may need a professional level of intervention. Do you have a therapist you can talk to? Now is the time to find one. Are you thinking about hurting yourself? Get help immediately. This card is a message not to delay any longer - time is of the essence!

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