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9 of Swords Tarot

9 of Swords Tarot-Minor-Arcana

Tarot Minor Arcana

The Minor Arcana cards contain answers to questions from everyday life, thus complementing to the aspects of the main Tarot cards. There are 56 cards in the Minor Arcana, divided into 4 Suits times 14 Cards. Each suit is represented by a symbol, Pentacle, Wand, Cup, or Sword. There is a one-to-one correspondence between these symbols and the four elements of the esoteric science: earth, water, air, and fire.

9 of Swords

The image is of Ananda, the cousin and disciple of Gautam Buddha. He was at Buddha's side constantly, attending to his every need for forty-two years. When Buddha died, the story is told that Ananda was still at his side, weeping. The other disciples chastised him for his misunderstanding: Buddha had died absolutely fulfilled; he should be rejoicing. But Ananda said, "You misunderstand. I'm weeping not for him but for myself, because for all these years I have been constantly at his side but I have still not attained." Ananda stayed awake for the whole night, meditating deeply and feeling his pain and sorrow. By the morning, it is said, he was enlightened.
Times of great sorrow have the potential to be times of great transformation. But in order for transformation to happen we must go deep, to the very roots of our pain, and experience it as it is, without blame or self-pity.


Quotes on 9 of Swords

This pain is not to make you sad, remember. That's where people go on missing.... This pain is just to make you more alert--because people become alert only when the arrow goes deep into their heart and wounds them. Otherwise they don't become alert.
When life is easy, comfortable, convenient, who cares? Who bothers to become alert? When a friend dies, there is a possibility. When your woman leaves you alone--those dark nights, you are lonely. You have loved that woman so much and you have staked all, and then suddenly one day she is gone. Crying in your loneliness, those are the occasions when, if you use them, you can become aware. The arrow is hurting: it can be used. The pain is not to make you miserable, the pain is to make you more aware! And when you are aware, misery disappears.


Gemini

Gemini Zodiac Signs
The Air element of Gemini brings communication, intellect and speed! This is one of the joy-of lifesigns, one that reaches out, expands and expresses. Ruler of Mercury. Gemini is aninquisitive student with a quick grasp of subjects. Mutable motivation brings adaptability. This iswonderful because variety-loving Gemini needs change. A flexible personality ensur...

Saturn

Saturn Zodiac Planets
Saturn rules our conditioning or the way we were taught and brought up in the world. It is associated with restriction and limitation but with this it brings structure and meaning to the world and our lives. It reminds us of our boundaries, responsibilities and commitments. It is often associated with a father or authority figures. Saturns lessons actually help us to grow. In you chart the positio...

Mars

Mars Zodiac Planets
Mars represents our ambition, energy, action and desire. It rules our basic instincts of aggression, anger and survival. There is often no contemplation before action when it comes to this primal energy. All our sexual desires come under Mars. This is the raw physical energy as opposed to the creative energy of the sun. With good Mars placement we are assertive, directed and forthright with bad pl...

Mercury

Mercury Zodiac Planets
Mercury represents our rational mind and is the planet of everyday expression and communication. It signifies our curiosity and what areas of life we find mentally appealing and stimulating. It analyzes and organises and defines the way we interact with others. Mercury in your chart reveals how you get your point across and in what style....

3rd House

3rd House Houses
The Third House is commonly referred to as the House of Communication. In this House, much of the communication is going on between the individual and those he or she holds close: brothers and sisters, as well as neighbors. While communication here can be both written and verbal, it also has a conscious quality to it. Think about kindred spirits and mental connections. This serves to highlight ...

Air

Air Elements
Those with too much emphasis on the air element have an over-active mind which must be guided and controlled. This is the sort of person that lives in his head and, if there is little earth or fire to motivate him to act on the ideas, he can become a dabbler in all sorts of curiosities without having much effect or developing much depth within himself. These people cant do anything without thinkin...

Hematite

Hematite Crystals
Hematite overcomes weakness or timidity of all kinds and enhances self-esteem. By wearing Hematite, you can strengthen personal power and magnetism bringing out latent charisma. It was used traditionally to cool the blood. The stone also draws off heat from the body in conditions such as inflammation and arthritis. It is a powerful masculine stone and it balances feminine energy within the subtle ...

These are some Tarot cards that are connected 9 of Swords. It is interesting to note similarities between each card such as the objects and ideas pictured and the colors that are used. One aspect that is particular interesting about the Osho Tarot Deck is its use of color and interesting symbolic concepts.. These symbols give us understanding into underlying ideas and thought patterns that can be used for meditation. The Inner Guide Meditation connects astrology to the tarot with amazing practical meditation exercises to expand your awareness.

The Tower

The Tower Tarot Major Arcana
The card shows a tower being burned, destroyed, blown apart. A man and a woman are leaping from it not because they want to, but because they have no choice. In the background is a transparent, meditating figure representing the witnessing consciousness. You might be feeling pretty shaky right now, as if the earth is rocking beneath your feet. Your sense of security is being challenged, and the...

Aeon

Aeon Tarot Major Arcana
The butterfly in this card represents the outer, that which is constantly moving and that which is not real but an illusion. Behind the butterfly is the face of consciousness, looking inward to that which is eternal. The space between the two eyes has opened, revealing the lotus of spiritual unfoldment and the rising sun of awareness. Through the rising of the inner sun, meditation is born.<br ...

5 of Cups

5 of Cups Tarot Minor Arcana
The figure pictured in this card is so preoccupied with clutching her box of memories that she has turned her back on the sparkling champagne glass of blessings available here and now. Her nostalgia for the past really makes her a 'blockhead', and a beggar besides, as we can see from her patched and ragged clothes. She needn't be a beggar, of course--but she is not available to taste the pleasu...

3 of Pentacles

3 of Pentacles Tarot Minor Arcana
The angelic figure with rainbow-colored wings on this card represents the guide that each of us carries within. Like the second figure in the background, we may sometimes be a little reluctant to trust this guide when it comes to us, because we are so accustomed to taking our cues from the outside rather than from the inside.The truth of your own deepest being is trying to show you ...

Queen of Swords

Queen of Swords Tarot Court Cards
Morality has restricted all the juice and energy of life to the narrow confines of her mind. It can't flow there, so she really has become 'a dried up old prune'. Her whole manner is very proper and stiff and severe, and she is always ready to see every situation as black and white, like the jewel she wears around her neck.The Queen of Clouds lurks in the minds of all of us who have been ...

Prince of Swords

Prince of Swords Tarot Court Cards
The figure in this card is completely covered in armor. Only his glare of rage is visible, and the whites of the knuckles on his clenched fists. If you look closely at the armor, you can see it's covered with buttons, ready to detonate if anybody so much as brushes up against them. In the background we see the shadowy movie that plays in this man's mind--two figures fighting for a castle....
These are Animals that have characteristics similar to 9 of Swords. Animals have a profound effect on our subconscious and many traditions know how we are drawn to certain animal types. The Animal Wise Tarot is a great way to understand what animals can mean to us both consciously and unconsciously. Notice the similarities between these animals like what family they belong, how many legs they have, whether the swim,run or fly. Click on the animal that connects to you the most to find out more about them.

Raven

Raven Animal Totems
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Fly

Fly Animal Totems
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Eagle

Eagle Animal Totems
The Eagle is the universal emblem of the gods of the sky. A symbol of strength and death in Norse mythology. The eagle was also an image of the battle-field, for it often ate at the dead bodies.An eagle was one of the three birds of odin&mdash;the other two were ravens&mdash;who was the god of death, among other things. Odin is often pictured with an eagle. He occasionally took...

Hawk

Hawk Animal Totems
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