12/30/13: Overblown / 9 of Swords Rx

reversed 9 of swords

“What’s the worst case scenario? What’s the best? You can bet your ass, it’s going to be somewhere in the middle.” –Dixie’s annoying anxiety advice

Don’t make those night terrors out to be legitimate threats. The reversed Nine of Swords says your fear is getting the best of you. Whatever worries we’re talking have reached the point of irrationality.

I most often see this card when someone is feeling guilty as well as anxious. The guilt factor tends to create isolation. Who wants to ‘fess up to stupid mistakes, poor choices, or otherwise acknowledge behavior that may feel shameful?

But talking it out usually does help. Almost invariably, fears I see with this card reversed are blown out of proportion or just flat-out unrealistic. Plus, you’d be surprised how much less harsh other people judge you than you judge yourself. (And if you don’t find that the case, may be time to look for some new friends!)

Do what you can to get fears off your chest. You’ll find yourself sleeping a lot better afterward, too.

Are you seeing this dynamic?

12/30/13: Overblown / 9 of Swords Rx 2 Tarot of the New Vision (English/Spanish)
by Lo Scarabeo

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  • Angela says:

    I commented on Facebook, but I just read the last part. I have been judged harshly, and one woman had me sobbing a few months ago – I couldn’t stop, even though I knew she was wrong. Again, just over a month ago, too, and regularly where a family member is concerned. I judge myself even more harshly – I guess that’s why it hurts so much. It amplifies my own fears, although it also just plain hurts when you realize that someone has been building up resentments towards you, and hurls it at you when you can’t handle it.

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