A lot of tarot readers do not like reading Reversed Tarot Cards. A lot of gloom and confusion is associated with reversals. But I love reading reversed tarot cards, as they bring a lot of insights and layer of depth to my readings. The reversed Tarot cards show you when the energy is blocked in certain aspects of your life. that’s how reversals help you turn around things!

If you are a beginner or if you have completely avoided reading reversed tarot cards, this is the post that will hopefully change your perception about reversals As you will learn how to use them in the most empowering and positive way.

Once you know the meanings of all 78 tarot cards you can very easily master the reversed tarot cards. Then you only need to take the upright energy of the cards and apply to the reversed energy of the cards. The reversed cards most of the times shows blocked energy or opposite meaning of the upright cards.

You can see the reversed cards in your readings and identify where to release the blockages in your life and turn around things in your favor and understand which area of your life needs attention or work.

reversed cards expand our understanding of what’s happening within us and knowing how to make impactful changes and work on self -development.

There are various ways of interpreting reversed tarot cards in a reading. but I use these below methods more often

1: A simple yes or no

You can ask your tarot deck a particular question to get a simple Yes or a No.

Below is the Sun card from the Rider-Waite tarot deck

The sun card upright always means a big YES!! A card of triumph and new beginnings.

2: The second method of using reversal tarot cards is for self- development, below is an example

As you can see in the above image the Emperor cards are reversed, and a reversed emperor usually indicates instability, confusion and inability to make the right decisions. This spread represents an individual struggling with things like indecisiveness and confusion and lacks maturity like indicated in the surrounding cards. So it’s very clear as to where the blocked energy is and one can work towards it.

3: Energy work

Energy work or internalization is a method which can be used to track ones spiritual or emotional growth. I personally use this method almost every day to know about myself by drawing a single card from the deck and yes this technique involves reversed cards for deeper understanding of blockages or attitudes which needs working on. For example:

As you see in the above image, I have pulled out a reversed high priestess card. Usually, a high priestess in an upright position represents wisdom , knowledge and the ability to learn higher knowledge, etc. But a reversed high priestess represents all the opposite things like Ignorance, superficial knowledge and the inability to understand or prejudice towards things. This is how you know what needs to be changed within one’s self. These were just one of the few methods I use with reversed tarot cards 🙂

There are various ways you can use these reversed cards for gaining a better understanding and finding more clarity in your readings or helping others gain better clarity. Hope the next time you use your deck you will not shy away from the reversed cards 🙂