Tarot Enlightenment

in-depth readings by Heather-Rose Ryan

Today's card for you, Wednesday, September 18

Nine of Swords

This card is from the Morgan-Greer deck, published in 1979.

This card is from the Morgan-Greer deck, published in 1979.

This is the “dark night of the soul” card. You may be in the grip of overwhelming depression or anxiety - the kind of feeling that keeps you awake at night, full of doubt, obsessing about what has gone wrong, or what could go wrong. Usually this card comes up to suggest to you that things aren’t that bad and that you’re catastrophizing. But sometimes it’s a warning that you could be heading down a dangerous path. These dark feelings might be your intuition trying to sound the alarm. In either case, you should look at your situation in the clear light of day and evaluate it as honestly and realistically as you can. Ask others whom you trust to give you their perspectives. And listen to what they say! Often we cling to our own perception, in spite of the facts to the contrary, because it’s comfortable. Even if it’s a negative one that keeps us mired in depressive mode. We humans are fearful of change, even positive change. This is a reminder to let go of your fears and look at things as they are.