Tarot Card Question: How do you know if a card is reversed?
In the book that came with my Tarot cards it says the “Positive” meaning if the card and the “Negative”. Am I supposed to you the Negative part when the card is reversed? And if so, how do you know if the card is reversed in the first place.
I usually just shuffle and cut the cards and deal them out in a spread. Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks so much for the answers!
Suggestion by CC
When you flip a card over from the deck, you have to flip it over side to side to retain its orientation. A reversed card is one that is upside down.
Suggestion by mrtwondo
If it’s upside down, when you flip it over, onto the floor / table, it’s reversed.
Suggestion by Ladye Falcon
There are so many misunderstanding about the Tarot. Ok yes typically if the card is reversed it is construed to be ‘contrary’ however depending on the placement of the card and the spread you are using an upright card can have a contrary meaning, and a reversed card can signify an end to a particular difficulty. If you would like to learn more about the Tarot please email me and I will send you a link to an online group that meats once a week to discuss the Tarot and its uses. And to the Christian trolls out there don’t even bother emailing me your hate rants as I just delete them.
What do you think? Answer below!
Should Tarot cards be sold in the USA for playing actual card games?
In European countries such as France, there are Tarot cards sold to play actual card games similar to Spades and Bridge. According to most historians, Tarot cards were originally intended for card games and not for divination. However in countries such as the US, Tarot cards are only sold for fortune telling purposes and most Americans only associate Tarot with divination. Do you believe this situation should change? Would you play actual card games with Tarot? Should Tarot publishers supply game rules with Tarot decks?
Suggestion by dragonlady
I use tarot cards for divination and I don’t think they should be used for a game. Tarot cards have a different energy than regular playing cards do and it wouldn’t be a good idea. Tarot cards today are different than Tarot cards in history, they like everything else have evolved.
Suggestion by Lykaios
I agree, tarot cards are not for game play. They have a purpose and any use outside that purpose will foul them for their intended use. Other than when you are told by the reader to shuffle/cut/select the cards no one but the reader(owner) of the deck should handle them as this will allow them to absorb energies from outside sources and make it hard on the owner to get a proper reading from them.
Suggestion by Lillith
As a tarot reader, I would love to have instructions for the game Tarocci (sp?). I love to play cards, in any shape or form.
Any cards, anything as that goes, can be used for divination.
Situation change? well, add instructions for the game, but don’t exclude the divination use of the cards.
Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!
Fool card and magician card from the rider waite deck of tarot cards. Interactions of the two cards and how the meanings change and alter with the cards in the upright and reversed positions.