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Randall
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posted February 09, 2011 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you read reverse? It seems like a lot of people no longer do. Do you or don't you, and why or why not?

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posted February 10, 2011 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for snarly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I never have read the cards reversed - I think each card contains messages that are both positive and negative, and also, you've gotta look to the cards nearby for a full picture.

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posted February 11, 2011 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for EverEvolvingSpirit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I dont read reversed.

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Randall
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posted February 22, 2011 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did the ancients read them reversed?

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posted February 26, 2011 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aselzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Greetings...

I went through various phases in the time I have studied Tarot. I began by trying to learn upright and reversed meanings for each card.

Then I went thru the "I don't need reversals, the cards will tell me what I need to know all upright!" phase.

Now I have come full circle. I respect everyone's opinion, but my feeling now is that the cards can come up Upright and/or Reversed, and that means something. So I read with reversal and recommend this to people to whom I teach Tarot.

Like everything else, it is a Choice, and one must do what is in one's heart to do. "In my Father's House there are many Mansions"... and "All roads lead to Rome".

I think you should try it all, and see what works for you.

Blessings...

A

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Randall
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posted February 27, 2011 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love the way you worded that.

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posted February 27, 2011 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aselzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Greetings...

We try!

Blessings...

A

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posted March 16, 2011 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nightingale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Because I use elements I feel no need for reversals. For example the Magician is ruled by Air, so if he were surrounded by Earth cards he would be effectively 'reversed' and read that way.

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posted April 11, 2011 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
*bump for Newflakes*

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posted April 11, 2011 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lechien     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i read reverse for majors only. i usually interpret the reverse as weakened, or not a full-culmination of the cards' meanings. minors i just read them as they are.

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posted April 14, 2011 03:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SilverStone     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Never read them reversed and it works perfect for me; the reason for this is because it changes meaning next to any card-I read them like a book, and the more I use them, there's no need for one beside the other... but whatever works for people- I always like to hear new ideas, or what works for people.

Tarot is a tool to help the mind expand.The cards are coded with the true spiritual ideas of God-Mind

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posted April 15, 2011 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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"All deaths are suicides, do you realize that? Every single one. The only distinction is that, with some people, suicide is a subconscious choice, and with others it's a conscious choice. Otherwise, those who commit suicide and those who succumb to accident, illness or "old age," die for exactly the same reason: belief in the inevitability of death." Linda Goodman

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posted April 18, 2011 01:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for starzy54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I find it a little bit confusing.

If i were to shuffle the cards would i shuffle them all while they were in an upright position? or should i spread them out all over the table than swoop them together and than shuffle? I find whenever i shuffle after swooping a majority of the cards come out reversed and I wonder how much of that is predetermined by the way i shuffle.whats random? and whats not? I tend to read upright.

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posted April 18, 2011 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nightingale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can mix up the Tarot either way starzy.

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posted April 19, 2011 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm careful with shuffling, so when a card falls out, it's a big deal, and a reverse card would be rare.

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posted April 25, 2011 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You should be clear in your mind about whether or not you are using the reverse meanings before you do a reading.

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posted April 25, 2011 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SilverStone     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Randall:
I'm careful with shuffling, so when a card falls out, it's a big deal, and a reverse card would be rare.


Keep in mind that depending how it feels, you may have dropped that card, as that's your answer!

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posted April 30, 2011 01:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SilverStone     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bump

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posted May 17, 2011 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, if a card falls out, that is all that's needed for my answer.

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posted May 18, 2011 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sometimes, the best thing to do is just close your eyes and keep cutting the deck until a card falls.

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posted June 22, 2011 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for starfox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No I don't use reversals.

I don't use them in any type of reading, one way only.

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posted June 23, 2011 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Star.

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posted July 10, 2011 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GypseeWind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't use them either, for the reason Leichen said.

And I don't shuffle anymore.
I just hold my cards, think of the issue, and cut them 27 times.
Yes, that's alot but it's my favorite number and it works for me.

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posted July 11, 2011 08:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jupitersgirl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't use the reversals either, I agree with Snarly here, the cards nearby tell the story.

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love being Aries
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posted September 28, 2011 06:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for love being Aries     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what i do for my oracle cards ad now doing same with tarot cards is i divide the deck into that many number of piles and then take one off each pile for each position

e.g if i'm using 5 cards, i will divide into 5 piles and take one off each pile for each position.

lifting 5 top cards off the top of a shuffled deck, or from same point in deck, doesn't feel right. it makes me feel like i'm going to take out same one again and again..

but where the number is large, e.g 9, then divide into three piles, and pick one off 1st, two off 2nd, 3 off 3rd, 4th off 1st , 5th off 2nd and go on till i get nine

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