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When should you read Reverse cards?
I do not read Reverse cards in the Tarot. Whether you do or not is entirely up to you. The idea of a Reverse card allows one card to have more than one meaning. For example, the Three of Swords can indicate sorrow when appearing in an upright position. When it appears upside down, or “reversed,” it can indicate recognition and overcoming sorrow. I like to read cards in a fashion of “high side” or “low side.” Realize that there are many places of energy to read from the lowest low to the highest high. One card can have many variations of the same energy foundation. It is important to look at the position of the spread that the Tarot Card appears in and also the rest of the cards and how they form a story. Every card in any spread influences the whole reading. Just like in energetic healing, you want to look at the whole not the parts by themselves.
So, in essence, you get to decide whether you wish to read the cards upright and reversed as a rule or not. Personally, I do not like rules. I like guidelines and I love to think outside the box when my brain allows it. I do not want to lock in a vibration of energy on a high side or low side unless I am certain that is exactly what the querent is experiencing. In addition, I want to always give tools and techniques of empowerment so that the querent can learn to navigate from the lower vibrations into the higher vibrations by understanding the inherent energy that is surfacing. When you understand the card present in its fullness of expression, you will learn how to offer the help of self-empowerment and guidance.
As a Tarot reader, the most important part you play is to be of service and to help other people become empowered in their own lives. It is truly about the love and sharing of information, Universal Truths, and psychic guidance.
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“Let go to grow.” You are ready to move forward in life with new direction, a clear focus, and divine intent. Your ability to transform your conscious states of feeling is the fuel that propels you forward. You are turning grief into love, sadness into joy, neediness into self fulfillment. You are mastering your skills at allowing the feelings to move through you, transforming them to a state that can raise the conscious vibration of your being. Once you have mastered this new state of conscious feeling, you will be unstoppable on your path to wholeness. Connect with the four “P’s” of The Chariot. Patience may be required to refine these moments. Perseverance will be your “go to” state to reaffirm your conviction to your divine journey. Practice makes perfect. Playfulness will bring the joy with you on each step. May love light the way.
You may have to agree to disagree today. The Queen of Cups is going to ask you not to get too emotionally invested in the struggles going on around you. You may have to set strong emotional boundaries in order to change the direction of your energy. You may have to cut off something or someone in order to shift your energy for it to be productive in your own life. Bring the love and compassion into your bubble today and be firm in your convictions. This can be an act of self love, not defiance. You can still be attached to the stories you will hear, but please remember to detach and not take them all personally. Sometimes the opinions and attention from others makes it harder to detach. Follow your heart, it will never steer you wrong!
Energies blend effortlessly when you allow them to. This is not a time to second guess yourself. Have faith that you can blend and share energy with ease and grace. Everyone has the power to heal. You can tap into the cosmic egg, the great circle of life and access healing energy. Don’t worry about the “technique” and details of learning a healing modality. Have faith and take a risk. Being human means you have the healing potential. Is there a right way to take a risk and heal? Return to the spontaneity and childlike wonderment and use your imagination. What you can imagine, you can achieve. Is there a part of you that would like to share your energy with another so that healing can occur? Open to the expansive cosmic energy and allow it to flow through you. Healing is not a “doing,” healing is a BE-ing.