When upright, the Nine of Swords signifies the deluge of anxieties plaguing the user to the point of keeping them up at night. You are ruminating on them, fixated on everything that could go wrong. Obsessing over your anxieties is a double-edged sword. If you allow yourself to give in to fear, your worst nightmares may, in fact, just come true. Thankfully, much of the fear causing your sleepless nights resides only in your head. Try to replace negative thoughts with positive ones, and reach out if you struggle to remain optimistic. Lean on those you trust to steer you towards a positive solution. The best way to combat the monsters under your bed is to turn on the light.