Note: This is a guest post by Tarot reader Cher Green. Enjoy!
Reversed Tarot Cards
By Cher Green
To achieve a full reading, it is important to include the meanings of reversed cards that appear. It is just as important to ensure the possible appearance of these reversed cards. These additional meanings will bring more depth and knowledge to your reading.
To ensure their appearance, simply do so during the shuffling process. One way is to divide the cards into three stacks and to reverse one. This will also allow for previously reversed cards to become upright for the reading in progress.
Before beginning, you should be clear as to how you will interpret the reversed tarot card. There are a number of ways to do so.
One is to interpret the card as a delay to the upright meaning. In this process, if the upright interpretation of the Three of Cups is a celebration or coming together of friends, then the reversed meaning could be a delay in the intended party.
Another is the opposite of the upright meaning. With the Three of Cups, the reversed might mean an argument among friends, a possible third interference.
A blocked energy is another method. The reversed meaning would become the ability to enjoy others company but not allowing oneself to do so.
There are many other ways, but the important factor is to decide upon your method and to continue using the same method.
Do you use reversed meanings in your readings? What method do you use?