Nine of Swords - Minor Arcana Tarot Card
Below is an excerpt from the Dark Days Tarot Guidebook by Emily Mundy:
Nine of Swords
Querent, just as you wrestle, tense and restless, against the hellish stress that a nightmare brings upon your unconscious mind, so too can your alert self suffer. The Nine of Swords is associated with despair, dread, and worry in its most profound nature. It points to emotional addictions and self-destructive thought patterns that must be clarified. The opportunity this card brings to us is a chance to confront our worry and weaknesses so that we may summon eventual relief within. You must choose to wake from your lucid nightmare – only then will you find illumination and clarity, only then may you move forward, eyes bright and open. You do not have to be your own worst enemy.