A highly emotive card where the figure is in despair, living a nightmare. The message is that while things are bad, a nine card means it is nearly over. You may think how much more can happen, but it gives some hope that things will nearly be over.
The swords are suspended in the air, which indicates the figure may not be aware of all that has happened and maybe in denial. The figure cannot literally face things as the palms of the hands cover the face and the quilt covers the body. It symbolizes that the figure cannot see what is happening and is unaware of a way out. They feel trapped and out of control, it might be a feeling of guilt that has been repressed, so there are deep meanings to this card, to search the inner emotions. The black background of the swords indicates that the worst has happened, you must acknowledge and learn from this to continue.