Nine of Swords
The Nine of Swords indicates that things are not as bad as they seem, as if the Transient is waking up from a bad dream. “awakening from a dream in which there is much trouble and all ways are blocked, to find that it was but a dream after all.” -Waite
– one awakens as from nightmare, things not as bad as feared.
9 of Swords: S + P. SOAP. “It all comes out in the wash.” I fall into a wash tub. Here I see some things taken as permanent stains fading out. To awaken from a nightmare, to find that things aren’t as bad as they seemed, said my kumu, Kahuna Nui Max Freedom Long about this card. This is the reverse of some of the
earlier cards, for this is the card of enlightenment about something which was misunderstood. This is a card of relief.