I really want to say don’t stress but in a Tarot reading this is stress! When the 9 of Swords shows up it really is time you take stock and do something about it, as they say stress can be a killer… but please no I am not saying you are going to die of stress.
When it comes to sleep deprivation this doesn’t help you to think straight and to function well but more importantly this is a time when our body repairs itself, so when it comes to the quality of your sleep this is important. The importance of this card is that you get to the root of the situation, it could just be bad habits of playing games before bedtime, or not properly winding down before you go to sleep, eating late, are you into regular sleep times, if not then probably you need to break any bad habits and try to set regular times for sleeping and waking.
However, the 9 of Swords can be more serious and usually shows up If you are having restless worrying nights or nightmares even. If you can’t switch your mental activity off you can start to over-think about certain situations, thoughts can start to get out of hand and what is stressing you out might not be as serious as you think, so ask yourself what is really making you anxious.
Reach out for help, you don’t have to face your anxieties alone there are people and organisations out there to help relieve stressful situations that’s their job. See if there is someone you can confide in that can give you an outside point of view to help with the problem and perhaps give you another perspective.
If you feel the stress is coming from work and you are being over-loaded then now is a time to speak up. If a specific relationship is causing worries then come from the heart and let someone know of your concerns, especially if you feel that the relationship is no longer working for you.
Clarity to your stress and help is what is needed right now, you owe it to yourself and deciding to do something about it is where your empowerment will come from and to feel the weight taken off your shoulders.
Written by the Tarot Muse
9 of Swords card courtesy of Ciro Marchetti, Gilded Tarot Royale