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Nine of Spades meaning​

9 of spades

The nine of spades means death. This is the worst card of the whole deck. This card is cruel and does not make any distinction. The nine of spades can signify death of a relative, a friend, an enemy, or of an indifferent person. In the worst case it can announce death of your parents or spouse. In the very worst it means your death.

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Detailed meanings for the Nine of Spades​



09 of spades meaning french deck


This Nine of spades is the worst card of the whole deck.

It is the sign of death.

Its meanings are very varied.

Isolated, this card says: News at night that will tell you about the death of a person. The card is cruel. It does not make any distinction: it can be death of a relative, a friend, an enemy, of an indifferent person, or in the worst – death of your parents or spouse.

According to the accompanying cards its meaning changes a lot.

You will be the judge of that.

Having on the right a

Spade: Sadness for you. – Long illness of a friend.

Heart: Break-up between friends.

Diamond: Bad news.

Club: Death of an man who is just your acquaintance.

Having on the left a

Spade: Dangerous, but not fatal, accident, very slow to heal.

Heart: Death of a close relative you do not love and will inherit.

Diamond: Death of a sincere friend.

Club: Death of an enemy.


Near the Ten of Spades: Deadly Disease; the other card that touches the Nine of Spades is null; it does not count.

Between two cards of the same value: Infections disease.

With a heart or diamond face card: A relationship ruined due to illness or addiction.

With an Ace, Seven or the King of clubs, the Nine of Spades has no value; it must then be considered as not drawn from the deck of cards.

Placed between two Club or spade figures, it destroys everything that the other cards have announced and forces the consultant to repeat the consultation.

09 of spades

Nine of SpadesUpright.  

This is justly regarded to be the most unfortunate card in the pack, as it portends maladies, malignant diseases, family dissensions, defeat in enterprises, constant disappointment, and even death. The primary significations of this card, when in its natural position, are a priest, mourning and disappointment.

The secondary significations, derived from these sources, are:

From the priest: Pastor; church; church services; ritual; sanctity; piety; devotion; religious ceremonies; celibacy.

From mourning: Regret; desolation; affliction; sadness; sorrow; calamity; grief; heart-pain; funeral; burial; tomb; grave; church-yard; loss of relatives; wailing.

From disappointment: Obstacles; hindrance; delay; disadvantage; contrarieties; misfortunes; suffering.

Nine of SpadesReversed.  

When this card appears in the oracle reversed its evil influence is augmented two-fold, although its primary significations are modestly expressed as failure, abandonment and delay. The secondary significations are of the most disastrous character.

The synonyms employed for these terms, in this instance, are:

Misery; indigence; famine; necessity; need; poverty; adversity; misfortune; deep affliction; disagreements; correction; chastisement; punishment; reverses; disgrace; imprisonment; detention; arrest; captivity.

But when this card, reversed, comes before the consultant and the eight of spades, in the same oracle, it signifies mortality, with the following synonyms:

Death; decease; last sigh; end; finish; extinction; annihilation; destruction; utter ruin; abjection; humiliation; prostration; depression; alteration; poisoning; corruption; putrefaction; paralysis; lethargy.

Still in all these sinister aspects the influence of this card can be materially modified, but never counteracted, through intervention of bright cards.

Nine of spades English Cartomancy meaning

As Master-Card, Nine of Spades means a Lie, or unwelcome Meeting or Visit.

Influenced by like suit, if a high card a Lie ; if a low, a piece of undesired News or Letter.

By a Heart, a sudden Alarm or Anxiety.

By a Club a Broken Promise : or a Secret told.

Sibylle des Salons cartomancie meaning 9 of spades

9 of spades Card title – Death

Omen of death. Serious illness. Mourning. Loss of loved one.

If reversed – Loss of distant friend or relative. Bankruptcy.

Nine of Swords meaning tarot


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.

Divinatory Meanings: Death, failure, miscarriage, delay, deception, disappointment, despair.

Reversed: Imprisonment, suspicion, doubt, reasonable fear, shame.

9 of spades birth cardNine of Spades: The Selfless Saviour Card

27 SEP to 3 OCT

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi.

Owners of big hearts, the people with the Nine of Spades birth card are incredibly kind, selfless, and successful. The power that they hold to help others are like no other. When it comes to their career path, they can be successful work around finances. However, they often find their purpose when pursuing a path as a politician or even as a spiritual leader as they have a great potential to lead others.

The compassion to help the ones who need clarity the most are often their inspiration to become even more selfless people. They are incredibly friendly and love to be around people. Their energy can lift a room, and they have a way with words. They are also highly intuitive and can be one of the wisest people in the room, even though they will be humble towards their power in helping others emotionally and mentally.

They can easily control their emotions, which can justify their ability to channel negative energy and switch it into positive and kind actions. They make a difference in this world, and their presence doesn’t go unnoticed.

Personal Message: Your perspective of the world is entirely different from many others. Where some see despair, you see opportunity. And is that ability to spot the good in the bad that enables you to help even the most hopeless people. You may not see, and sometimes you may even feel like nothing you are doing is making a difference. Yet it is not about how many times you made someone believe, but which hearts you have touched. Our paths intertwine on purpose, and you are meant to connect the right ones.

Your journey needs no explanation. The lessons that you have left behind will make a difference. Follow your intuition and share your wisdom with every soul that crosses your path. You never know who else you will save. Don’t underestimate your power to change the world.

Famous People Who Share the Nine of SpadesBirth Card

Gwyneth Paltrow, Mahatma Gandhi, and Gwen Stefani

Which playing card is My birth card? 

Look it up in the full list of cards sorted by birth date

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Nine of Spades meaning in a card spread. Try the original Cardarium readings.

9 of spades meaning

Cartomancy is never based on the interpretation of a single card. It is the interplay of the cards that creates the most interesting insights.

Go ahead and try the card reading below.

If you get the 9 of spades on the first go – that’s a sign of good luck. The Fortune  will smile gently and generously upon You.

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