The majority of time when I read cards if it comes up reversed I will simply flip it back over and disregard it. Most times. There have been a couple of instances where that card upside down has been significant in the reading I am doing. However, I take it on a case by case basis. When I do use it, it has to do with something in the picture that makes more sense upside down to me. I don’t use the actual meanings of reversed cards. Hopefully this makes sense! :)) Does every tarot reader do this? No. You will find many out there who interpret these reversed cards differently. I am in no way saying one way is right, I just am more comfortable not using reversed cards. For me, the best way I can explain it is the energy on the cards. It just feels better to me not using them that way.
When I first started learning the cards, I was paying special attention to these cards. It always drove me nuts when one showed up reversed and honestly it disrupted my reading! It’s funny I was going to pick out a picture of a reversed tarot card for this article and I am unable to as I find the energy on them disruptive and it makes me a bit queasy. Yes, I am hyper sensitive. lol
When I was learning the tarot from Sheilaa Hite, she said something in one class that made me breathe the biggest sigh of relief. “The rules in tarot are, there are no rules.” I loved it! A huge smile crossed my face and it was an enormous turning point in my tarot reading. From that day on I have not used reversed cards.
For those of you that do want to learn reversals there is a great page on Aeclectic Tarot that goes into the reversed meaning of each of the cards. They do a really nice job with it. You can find that page here: Reversed Tarot Cards.
Love and Blessings,