Nine of Swords

Card No s9


Death, failure, miscarriage, delay, deception, disappointment, despair.

Additional Meaning

An ecclesiastic, a priest; generally, a card of bad omen.


Imprisonment, suspicion, doubt, reasonable fear, shame.

Additional Reversed

Good ground for suspicion against a doubtful person.

Nine of Swords

Card No s9


One seated on her couch in lamentation, with the swords over her. She is as one who knows no sorrow which is like unto hers. It is a card of utter desolation.



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