Lord of Despair and Cruelty – 9 of Swords – Golden Dawn

9 of Swords - Golden Dawn Minor Arcana

Golden Dawn title - Lord of Despair and Cruelty

Divinatory meanings of Nine of Swords

A move, such as a change of residence, or the intercession of a courier. An expected gift arrives, for good.

MacGregor Mathers

An Ecclesiastic, A Priest, Conscience, Probity, Good Faith, Integrity.


Wise distrust, Suspicion, Fear, Doubt, Shady character.

Astrological attributions

The second face of Gemini is ruled by Venus from June 1st-10th

The Magical Image of the Second Face of Gemini in Picatrix

In the second face  of Gemini ascends a man in whose hand is a Pipe, and another being bowed down, digging the earth: and they signify infamous and dishonest agility, as that of Jesters and jugglers; it also signifies labours and painful searchings.

Picatrix commentary

The comedy of clowns is rooted in cruelty in some form.

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