In the kabbalistic tree of life, Yesod is the sephira that serves as the channel between the upper divine emanations and our world below. Thus it is the bridge between heaven and earth, the link between what is and the ideal of what could be. This is a powerful place, but also one of fear and anxiety. When the ideal and the real do not match, we are unnerved and filled with uncertainty. This is the message of the 9 of swords—the feelings the keep us up at night. But this can also be the motivation for action. We should not live in the uncertainty, but rather use it to remake the world as it is into what it could be. What keeps you up at night? But also, what gets you up in the morning? How are you making the ideal real?