Flip It, Let’s Reverse It: How to Read Reversed Tarot Cards

Let’s face it, trying to learn and memorize seventy-eight meanings for each tarot card is very intimidating on its own. Adding another layer when the cards are upside-down can make a newbie (or even a seasoned practitioner) question why they even bothered to read the cards at all. Trust me, I have been in that position when I experimented with using reversals (or inversions) in the past few years. Frankly, I’ve had a very tumultuous relationship with it and, I admit, using reversals has become a mood of some sort for me. It comes and goes. With that said, let’s address the elephant in the room…

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3 Friendly Tips for the Tarot Curious

Overwhelmed.

A word that basically summed up what I felt when I decided to learn how to read the tarot. Frankly, it was a fair assessment given that I grew up in a small Filipino Catholic household and have no one to teach me firsthand. When I thought of memorizing seventy-eight card meanings and piecing them together to form a coherent reading made me question why I even wanted to do it. However, I was able to push through those anxieties because I had a genuine interest and curiosity in this craft. With the Halloween Tarot, its guidebook, and theĀ Predictions Library: Tarot by David Barrett on hand, I decided to forge my way into the fun and (sometimes) frustrating study of the cards.

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