Upright: Death, failure, miscarriage, delay, deception, disappointment, despair. Additional: An ecclesiastic, a priest; generally, a card of bad omen.
Reversed: Imprisonment, suspicion, doubt, reasonable fear, shame. Additional: Good ground for suspicion against a doubtful person.
Nine of Swords – Tarot Card Description
One seated on her couch in lamentation, with the swords over her. She is as one who knows no sorrow which is like unto hers. It is a card of utter desolation.