Masa - thanks for that - I agree ... I think with the heaviness of these cards means its hard to see any light at all
exmuse - LOL yes I felt the same way when I read these two cards together
nisaba - I think you are right and there really is no lessening of the negative aspects of these two cards
I think this is all round misery.
As the question related to someone's feelings for another person, I just wonder if Nine of Swords here is guilt at how they are treating that person or what they are doing to them or does it mean this person is just caught up in their own misery?