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I think the difference in the flowers is that this is Valeriana officinalis, and the other poster is thinking of Greek Valerian (polemonium caeruleum) which is not a true valerian.

You can see the minor arcane cards in Constellation 9.

Description: A woman is sitting, surrounded by valerian, with her head in her hands. There are nine swords above her.

Significant Details: The swords represent strength and protection. Valerian symbolizes the need for peace and quiet.

Keywords: Worry, Anxiety, Sleeplessness, Depression

Medicinal Uses: Valerian is a nervine and is used for easing pain and as an aid in sleeping. It is tranquilizing without having side effects. Culpeper’s Color Herbal. “In Medieval times valerian was considered a cure-all.” American Nature Guides Herbs by Anna Kruger.

My Interpretation: You may be worried or depressed during this time. You may suffer from anxiety right now. Take time to yourself, and relax, so that you can see the true situation.

Number Significance: 9 - Bringing things to completion, Fruition, Nearing the end. The 9 of Swords is ruled by Mars in Gemini. Valerian is ruled by Mercury. The Nines are in Constellation 9 with IX Hermit and XVIII Moon. Completion. Perfection. Patience. Integrity. Authenticity. Illusion (Delusions vs. Reality). Karma. Culmination. Journey into the Unknown. Prudence. Reason vs. Instinct.

Thoughts/Points to Ponder: The woman is in a nice quiet place where she will be able to clearly think things over.
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