9 of Swords: clinical depression, and even thoughts of, and attempts at suicide. Dark night of the soul: give me enough rope, and I will hang myself, or take enough Tolvon to go to sleep, permanently. Transit or return of Saturn, the greater malefic? She seems such a beautiful planet, with those rings; only sometimes she just feels her distance from the sun, as the love of her life. I had to take the long view, get a cosmic perspective, even put on a Leonard Cohen record to cheer myself up. After all, what would this separation mean in 200 years?
Thank goodness that this comes up today at least in the company of the rune Ken, the rune of light and knowledge, driving away darkness and ignorance and revealing hidden truth. This rune also brings forth images of friendship and comfort. Ken appears as the light of inspiration, the light of imagination, and a beacon in the darkest hours, so we wish this also upon all who may apparently undergo a 'dark night of the soul' even as we speak! ;-P