Deck: The Witches Tarot
Spread: Card of the Day
Date: Thu Jun 25 10:05:51 EDT 2015
Nine of Swords (Upright)
A woman wearing a nightgown lies dramatically in her boudoir at night. She has the back of her hand on her forehead, in a swoon from being either emotionally or physically drained. She is clearly overwhelmed, and her other hand trails limply to the floor. Her long hair flows back across the pillows and reveals a bite mark on her neck—two puncture wounds as if from a vampire. The waning moon illuminates the gothic window, while nine swords are arranged on the wall, cagelike and blocking the view out of the window. The yellow primrose flowers embroidered on the bed linens symbolize sorrow. The woman may be reaching up towards the handle of the bottom sword…perhaps she is finally ready to defend herself, to break free and to stop the drama. Or maybe she needs to feel sorry for herself just a bit longer.
This is the “drama queen” card. When it turns up in a reading, it symbolizes a person who is always having a crisis or causing drama in coven dynamics or social situations. They may be an emotional or psychic vampire, or they themselves could be the willing victim of such an attack. As this is a nine of the suit, it also symbolizes that you are near the end of the problem. Things have reached their peak and should begin to settle down—as long as you do not give way to dramatics. Decide to pick up the sword, to be proactive, and to defend yourself and your personal energies. Furthermore, this card can represent the karmic repercussions of poor judgment or backlash from a manipulative magickal act. I think of this card as a perfect illustration of baneful magick that has returned to its sender times three.
Keywords: “Drama queen” card. Psychic or emotional vampire or victim. Baneful magick returned to its sender times three.
Reversed: Suspicion, fear, anxiety. Morbid fantasy, cruel behavior. Uninvited, unrepentant psychic vampire.