Tarot Tip: Inverse Cards
It took me a while to get the meaning of Inverse cards.
What is an inverse/inverted card?
This is when you flip the card over and the picture is upside down. Inverted cards have their own meaning that is usually quite different than the rightside up version.
I heard it means the opposite
Well, no, not exactly. Some people may interpret them this way, but I find it more accurate that it means that the intent/meaning/symbolism of that card is either Repressed, or Excessive.
You are struggling with this concept/idea. It’s not coming as easily, or causing a battle within yourself.
Example: if right side up the card has to do with creativity and imagination, you may be struggling with your creative juices when the card is reversed.
This is when the card’s meaning has gotten excessive, gone to an extreme, or become toxic. There must be Balance in all things, and when things become excessive, they ultimately become destructive. Continuing with the example of a card to do with creativity and imagination - perhaps your imagination has run away with you. Or you are neglecting necessary responsibilities in pursuit of creative outlet.
How do I know which is which?
Your intuition should be able to tell you pretty quickly if you are struggling to manifest the concepts in the card, or if they have been taken to an unhealthy extreme.
Protip: Pay special attention when there are inverse cards involving relationships. Relationships can become toxic far too easily and your intuition may be warning you of a situation or relationship that needs to be brought back into a healthy balance. It is easy for us to let our emotions run away with us. Use your intuition and the cards to help you maintain healthy situations, and when something becomes toxic or unhealthy - take steps to resolve it or walk away if it cannot be resolved.