This article from Lisa Frideborg over at Love Dove Tarot is all about why she doesn’t read with reversed cards. I always like hearing other readers’ reasons for avoiding reversed cards. Mine is pretty simple: I think that the language of the Tarot is rich enough without adding a whole set of 78 additional meanings.
To make up for not reading reversed cards, I also make sure that my spreads include “negative spots,” where cards can show off their less-than-stellar aspects. For instance, see my favorite nine-card spread.
I updated this article on May 2020 to point to the Wayback Machine archive of the Frideborg article.
Here’s a Reddit thread about reading reversals: https://www.reddit.com/r/tarot/comments/48hzds/had_my_reading_done_by_a_tarot_reader_why_did_she/
[…] I don’t use reversed cards, the Second and Fourth positions in this spread give the strongly positive cards an opportunity to […]
The linked article is now here:
Thank you! I’ve updated the link in my blog post.