The Nine of this suit hints at the tragedy to come in this card.
Have I mentioned that this suit is a bummer? When a long-term romantic/sexual relationship was imploding right around the time I started delving seriously into tarot, the Eight of Feathers kept coming up again. And again. And again. It seemed appropriate then and is even more so in hindsight.
I should probably mention that I will be tabling this Saturday and Sunday at the Zine Pavilion at the ALA Conference in Chicago this weekend. If you’re going to be there, definitely stop by. I’ll have copies of most of my zines for sale.