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Vice Versa Tarot

PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:00 pm
by RedRavenFox
I bought this deck. I don't know how great it will actually be for divination but the concept seems very interesting.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0738754366/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Re: Vice Versa Tarot

PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:54 am
by SpiritTalker
I seldom know if I’m coming or going so this would have to help!

Re: Vice Versa Tarot

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:21 am
by NeverMoonAWerewolf
Just how do you shuffle them? Without knowing what you'll get?

Re: Vice Versa Tarot

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:39 pm
by RedRavenFox
I don't think there is any traditional way to shuffle them. In fact I haven't opened it yet and might return it. 78 cards can be difficult...156...I just don't know.

Re: Vice Versa Tarot

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:50 pm
by RosieMoonflower
Very cool deck. I agree that some would say you shouldn’t be able to tell what cards your holding before you turn them over. But, if you’re using them for yourself and it works for you, go for it. Regardless, it’s a cool deck to collect and ponder over. And, yes, the endless meanings to memorize! What a pain! With a normal deck there is 78 (upright) and 78 reversed (upside down) already! So new meanings for the backs for both would be 312! But, there are ways to shuffle so that you don’t turn cards or upside down while shuffling to keep it narrowed down. Congrats on the new deck, it’s always fun to get a new one!

Rosie

Re: Vice Versa Tarot

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:14 pm
by SapphireRoad
Good point Rosie.
Standing on my head is a thing that happens quite often.
Casting a shadow is a thing that happens all the time when light is present.

How would you, though, interpret these differences?

Re: Vice Versa Tarot

PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:05 pm
by RosieMoonflower
I googled this deck and the Author meant only for two meanings per card, the front and the back. Hence the name, vice Versa. And, it looks like it comes with a booklet so that should be helpful!

Reversed or upside down cards are sometimes opposite meanings of that card, but not always. And not often enough to even make that a rule. You can look the standard meanings up online easily. There are a lot of free websites and apps that help you to memorize the meanings of the cards.

Rosie

Re: Vice Versa Tarot

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:06 am
by SapphireRoad
How about an example?

Let's say we draw a Magician card and interpret is as a need to use magic and/or wit.
Let's say we draw it reversed ... I don't know?
Let's say we draw a backside of a Magician and interpret it as a need to observe the consequences of spellwork and/or witty conduct and how big of a shadow they cast affecting lives.
Let's say we draw this backside reversed ... to observe how other's magical/witty conduct might have flung a shadow on us and in what fashion?

Vice Versa Tarot

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:18 am
by RosieMoonflower
I like those interpretations! While upright Magician can show a spark, desire, or need to use magick, spells, etc. the reversed can be seen to show frustration in not knowing how to use these skills properly.

I think you hit he nail on the head with the consideration for who all is affected by your magical reach when drawing upright back side. Almost as if you’re looking over your should at what you leave behind. But, I feel one interpretation might show using magic and powers of the universe either unwisely or manipulatively, so I would say that’s back reversed. Whether that’s warning you about others or yourself would be up the the interpretation of the reader.

Rosie