Hi everyone, my first podcast interview went live today.
Because I name-drop, and because tarot is so visually intensive, I wanted to offer this post as a sort of “listener’s guide” for people who want to explore further the specifics I reference in our conversation.
You can find the Poema Podcast (hosted by James Prescott) pretty much anywhere you get your podcast, but
here’s one link: Season 6, ep. 7.
I love reversals. People who don’t use them insist that all the possible meanings are in a card, upright or not, but that’s a huge load to make a card (or reader) carry.
By including reversals, I only have to see half of that stuff at a time.
From the Monstarot deck
Reversals have been read a number of ways:
Something opposite the core meaning
The worst version of the card topic
a smaller or specific aspect of the card
intensifying the core meaning
in protection aspect (kind warning)
delay or resistance to the topic/essence
fear related to the topic of the card, or placement in the spread.
Not at all (every reader chooses for themselves, and have all of these element still available to them).
There are more, of course, but these are the ones I’ve run into personally.
How do you know which one it is? Read more