Anonymous asked: Hello Allie. I hope all is well. I am trying to get to know my new deck of tarot cards and I was wondering, do you acknowledge reversals in your readings? I want to get as much out of my readings as possible but I also don't want to overthink them. On top of which, I'm quite intimidated by trying to figure out how to interpret reversed cards as my deck didn't come with any information on how to go about it. Any thoughts would be so much appreciated. Blessed be.
hello, and thanks for asking my advice! i do think it’s important to acknowledge reversals; some readers disagree, and that’s fine, it’s just my personal preference. to me it’s always felt like ignoring an important part of the reading to try and interpret it without the reversed cards. some of the clearest and most significant messages i get are from reversed cards that i pull.
if you’re a beginner, it might feel less intimidating at first to just disregard the reversals, and that’s absolutely fine. but as you get more comfortable with reading, i’d definitely recommend getting a more detailed book geared to your deck (not sure which one you’re using) that contains more information about reversals, especially how to understand them in the context of the cards around them - i think context is particularly useful when trying to interpret a reversed card. sadly it’s not as easy as just assuming the reversal means the opposite of the right-side-up meaning; that’s often the case, but a reversal can also mean the same thing as the card turned right side up, but to a much greater or lesser extent, so it really depends.
a final note: if you are getting readings with a lot of reversals, to me that indicates that there is a lot of blocked energy in your life, so maybe try cleansing or smudging your deck?
good question, hope this helped!