Nine of Swords
man sits up in bed with his face in his hands in extreme distress.
Nine swords hang on the wall beside him and a fierce black dog
watches him menacingly.
frustration and powerlessness.
no denying it - this card is bleak. Troubles and worries are
weighing you down. Depression and pain are pulling you in a
downward spiral. Illness
or injury to someone close to you - frustration that there is
nothing you can do to help. Things
may get worse before they improve, but take care to keep perspective.
There are always others who are worse off than yourself, and
wallowing in self-pity won't help the situation. Possibly an
association with a priest.
Depression, fear and strong feelings of guilt or remorse).
to v1.0 card as I've added more symbolism
to assist readers and made it far more similar to the Rider-Waite
card. The main difference between this and the RW card is that
the person in bed is a man, and nude to show the feeling of
vulnerability this card signifies. I have also added a menacing
black dog, symbol of depression. The character is Adam, in despair
on his eviction from Paradise.