From the Witches Tarot, Nine of Swords and King of Pentacles.
One of my most disliked cards in the deck, the Nine of Swords is stress, worry and anxiety. It encompasses those sleepless nights when you just can’t switch off. Your mind races, turning over on a problem that you’ve no hope of solving at three o’clock in the morning! Yet, you can’t seem to let it go, tune out and go to sleep. If this is a regular occurance, the constant stress can lead to depression and anxiety disorders if let to continue unresolved.
The King of Pentacles could possibly represent the source of your worries. He represents an older man, who is solid, dependable, patient and conservative. He likes the old ways and doesn’t hold much value in change. I think of this King as The Old Farmer.
While he does make a great Husband and Father, he can also be frustratingly stubborn. He does things his way and refuses to even entertain suggestion that there could be another way of doing things.
Also, while he is extremely loyal and dependable, cause him embarassment or shame, and he will never forgive you. He is the type that will disown a son or daughter for being gay, or going against the grain in any way.
The King of Pentacles can also represent an aspect of yourself. Combined with the Nine of Swords, our King speaks of grounding yourself. Letting your well-developed sense of practicality and reason override any useless and pointless worrying.
Find a practical way to get out of your head. Start a journal, pour out all that is bugging you onto the page before bedtime.
Talk to a loyal and trusted friend, who could well be the King of Pentacles. If you recognise his qualities in someone you know, this would be the one to turn to.
Also, meditation. I know, it’s always my advice, but if you already practise it, then you know how amazing it really is. If not, what are you waiting for? I promise the pointless, nocturnal anxiety, will be a thing of the past.