Tarot Reversals for Beginners by Leeza Robertson
For those of us who calculate such things, 2020 is the Year of the Emperor. The digits in 2020 add up to 4, which is the number of the Emperor. Many of us have a challenging experience with this card because it is associated with political leadership...and many of us have a challenging relationship with political leaders, or at least some of them. The Emperor is an important and necessary energy and we definitely need to heal it by knowing that human examples of Emperor energy are not always the best examples. Maybe reflecting on our ideas of the Emperor reversed will help us understand the upright Emperor better.
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Leeza Robertson, author of Tarot Court Cards for Beginners and the new Tarot Reversals for Beginners.
The wind blew her hair like a directionless sail. Rain pelted down, cold and unforgiving on her thinly-clad body as she began to create a muddy bog beneath her bare feet. Forced to rely on her other senses, thanks to the blindfold, she becomes increasingly aware of the scents and smells the storm is creating around her. She knows that somewhere close by there are obstacles in her way, yet she senses that if she is careful, she could avoid them, maybe. She exhales one more time, allowing herself to take in all that is on offer to her before
Whether or not to read reversed cards in a spread is a decision each reader must make for themselves. For those who choose to read reversals, they must then decide how to interpret the reversals. Most do not use the older methods, such as reading them as the opposite of the upright meaning or using a memorized traditional meaning (which often have nothing to do with either the upright meaning or the image). Instead, readers struggle to find a coherent method. Leeza Robertson focuses on five distinct aspects in her new book, Tarot Reversals for Beginners. Here is what she has to say:
When a card lands in your reading reversed, there is more going on here than just an upside down card.