This Nine of Swords from the Zombie Tarot hits upon the cards main points pretty well—the patient isn’t talking! He’s isolated and alone, clearly worried about his nightmare coming true. Is he going to turn into a zombie himself? The nurse would like to help him, but he’s not engaged with participating in his own care because he’s fixated on the inevitable (to him) calamity.
This card tends to show up when someone is frightened, guilty and alone. Often, they won’t be sleeping well or having nightmares. Remorse, dread and overwhelm can keep a person immobilized under this energy.
I know that is dark. So the question becomes, if this is where you’re at, what do you do about it?
First of all, recognize where you are in the situational cycle. Tarot nines are close to the ending of a situation. Usually (in any suit), by the time we get to the nine, we’re tired but very close to conclusion. There is not a lot more to go, so take heart in that fact!
Secondly, understand that the WORRY is not the same are reality. Fear colors the world black, and impedes our ability to make good choices. Our patient here could probably help with his own recovery, if he’d only be willing to try.
In a Nine of Swords situation, STOP FOCUSING on the fear and pain. Move your sight exclusively to improvements. This card does show up in difficult times. And in difficult times, you need all your resources to recover. So don’t waste your energy on ruminations that no only do not help, but actually make you sicker. You know?
Most often with the Nine of Swords, the very worst of all the woes is the self-induced emotional pain, drummed up largely than life with worry and what-ifs. If you can look to let go of that part, intercept the thought loop when you begin imagining various disaster scenarios, you can short-circuit a lot of the stabbiness here and marshal your resources towards getting well.
Handing the situation over to the Universe and taking a nap is usually a good choice here.
How do you do with Nine of Swords fears?
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