Do I have to read tarot cards in reversed positions?

No! Some people don’t like reading tarot cards reversed and that’s okay. I’ve even heard of people going as far as arranging all the cards in upright positions before shuffling. But honestly, you can just shuffle them as you would normally and lay any reversed cards down in an upright position instead. I definitely think you can get more out of a reading when accessing all of the cards in their upright and reversed positions, but it’s just very much about what you feel comfortable with and what works. Also, if you’re new to tarot reading, this could be a good place to start if it all seems overwhelming. Keeping a tarot journal can help you to see what way works for you too. Feel free to play around with it before you start investing too much into their meanings if you are unsure as to how you want to read. Try some small questions and wait to see where the accuracy is in the positioning.

Some tarot decks can also be practically impossible to read in reversed positions. For example, I have a Hermes tarot deck that can be very hard to decipher which way is which due to the artwork. So for this particular deck, I never read reversals. But I do read reversals with my other decks. I’d say if you don’t read reversals with a particular deck – never read reversals with that deck, even on a special occasion. That could cause you to have some confusing readings with that deck and the goal here is accuracy. How do you read your cards? I’d love to hear all about your personal methods! Just drop me a line in the comments!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. orbb80 says:

    I think card reading is a personal thing. I read reverses, but everyone has their own style & they are all very powerful. Thanks for sharing your insights ;)

    1. You’re very welcome and thanks for being such an active member of site! I’m glad you are enjoying the lessons!

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