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Should I read Tarot cards reversed?

When it comes to Tarot readings, some readers prefer to include reversed cards in their readings, while others choose not to. Reversed cards are when the card is upside down or appears in reverse in a Tarot spread. This position can change the meaning of the card and add a layer of nuance and depth to the reading.

Some readers believe that reversed cards offer additional insight into the querent’s situation, highlighting the challenges or obstacles they may face in their journey. For example, a reversed card could indicate a delay, blockage, or internal conflict that the querent may need to work through in order to achieve their desired outcome. In this way, reversed cards can help the querent gain a deeper understanding of their situation and offer guidance on how to navigate through it.

On the other hand, some readers prefer not to use reversed cards, arguing that the meaning of the card can be interpreted differently based on the reader’s perspective. They believe that reversed cards can be confusing and add unnecessary complexity to the reading, especially for those who are new to Tarot. Many tarot readers believe that the deck already encompasses all facets of life, both positive and negative, visible and concealed, and therefore, do not consider reading reversed cards as necessary.

Ultimately, the decision to use reversed cards is up to the individual reader and their personal preference. However, it’s important to note that reversed cards can add an extra layer of meaning to a reading and provide valuable insight into the querent’s situation.

If you choose to include reversed cards in your readings, it’s important to remember that they should be interpreted in the context of the surrounding cards and the querent’s situation. Reversed cards can offer a warning or a call to action, but they should never be interpreted as a negative omen or a definitive outcome.

It’s also important to note that some Tarot decks have a different interpretation of the reversed meaning, so it’s always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the specific deck you are using and its meanings.

In conclusion, whether or not to use reversed cards in a Tarot reading is a matter of personal preference. While some readers find them valuable and insightful, others choose not to use them. Regardless of your preference, remember that reversed cards should always be interpreted in the context of the surrounding cards and the querent’s situation.

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