Nine of Swords
When the Nine of Swords is upright in a Tarot reading, it means you might be dealing with major worry. Worry is the most common torture we put ourselves through. Often, our fears and doubts overwhelm us and refuse to go away. We worry about whether we have done enough, whether things will work out all right, and what further course of action we can take. These thoughts trouble us like an unending record playing over and over again. The Nine of Swords can also be an indication of distress, albeit not a major one. Such cards are never pleasant to observe. The feeling of guilt for having done something wrong is hurtful. So is the feeling of guilt for not having done something that should have been done. Drawing this card is a warning that times are going to be difficult. This is the time when the situation needs to be examined and judicious choices need to be made.
When the Nine of Swords is reversed in a Tarot reading, it can mean letting go of fear. It can also mean recovery and working your way through hard times to a better way of life. It can also indicate things getting harder and major emotional turmoil.