Nine of Swords

The Nine of Swords shows us the power of the mind. In our card we see a man sitting up in bed in the middle of the night with swords—his thoughts—circling ominously above his head like a tornado. When this card appears for you, you are being asked what it is that you sweep under the rug. What is it that pinches your conscience and makes you uneasy? The Sufi path is one of unlearning, one in which we learn to unknot our hearts and minds. Whether fear, guilt, or a troubling memory, you do not need to remain in it. The Sufi approach is to feel it, to understand it, and to then move through it.