The numerical cards for the suit of Swords ends your journey at the nadir. Your soul is weary and, if you've landed low enough, the temptation to fall into a victimhood mentality can be great. I've mentioned this throughout the Swords, but when you fall into that trap and hand power and blame over to others, instead of acknowledging your responsibility in the choices you've made and the consequences you've suffered, its the equivalent of covering your ears and closing your eyes. Just because you can't see and hear, it doesn't mean it isn't there. Just because you ignore your problems, it doesn't mean they go away. If anything, they are infinitely more likely to get worse. I get how enticing it can be. If you weren't the one who caused the problem in the first place, it doesn't have to be your responsibility to fix it. You're absolved, you don't have to worry about it anymore. Unfortunately, that's not how any of this works, and you inevitably end up worse off. With that, I'll leave you with words of advice from The Golden Girls.
Much like the Nine of Swords, the situation is the same and the response is different. While upright, you are fighting every urge to react like an ostrich. Reversed, you are willing to face difficulties, strife, your own fears, knowing that doing so ensures you can move on, whether physically or emotionally, in a way hiding never can. You know that you might be wounded and weak, but you're still here. More importantly, after all of this, you'll still be here.
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