Reversed tarot cards are tarot cards that will present themselves jumping out of your tarot deck in the opposite position, giving the card a different meaning and interpretation as to when it would come out in the regular upright position.
On the other hand, reversed Tarot cards are internally expressed energy. That is, energy that is held within ourselves or that is more private or even secretive. For example, the upright Empress may represent taking care of others, whereas the reversed Empress may represent taking care of yourself.
What is the difference between reversed and outwardly expressed tarot cards?
That is, the energy of that Tarot card is expressed outwardly into the world and is experienced in your external environment and in your relationships with people and situations. On the other hand, reversed Tarot cards are internally expressed energy.
What does it mean when a tarot card is upside down?
If a Tarot card appears in the reversed position, look at the imagery of that upside-down card and see what comes to you intuitively. For example, in the Ten of Swords reversed, it appears as if the swords are falling out of the man’s back.
Upright, it means nightmares, anxiety, and inner turmoil. When reversed, this card may instead mean that you’ve recently experienced all the pain that comes with this card, but you are slowly seeing a way out, and recovering. This is one of the examples where the reversed tarot card is actually more positive than the upright.
What is a reversal in tarot?
However, a reversal can be so much more than that. Tarot cards represent energy and situations in your life. No matter who you are or what you’re going through, there are going to be easy and challenging aspects of any situation. This can actually be mirrored in the tarot.
Next, you need to get some reversed cards into your Tarot deck. My favourite method is to cut the deck into three piles. Turn one pile from top to toe, 180 degrees, so that those upright cards will become reversed cards, and vice versa.