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A, maybe strange, question about reversals

Thread originally posted on the Aeclectic Tarot Forum on 30 Sep 2001, and now archived in the Forum Library.

seeker_11  30 Sep 2001 
namely: how can you get those?

I shuffle my deck the classic way (not like you see in movies: lifting two half decks to make one) because I want to keep my cards in good quality. Shuffling like this automatically means that all your cards keep the same position so how can this result in reversed cards?
Do other people shuffle their cards differently? And if so, what is the best way to shuffle cards without deforming them?


EveAnna  30 Sep 2001 
Hi Seeker_11,

If I'm using reversals, which I don't do too often, I spread my deck over the table where I do my readings and shuffle them like that, mixing them around until I feel they're mixed enough then I bring them together into a deck again. Then just to make sure I deal the whole deck out into 5 separate piles then put them back together again giving a hand shuffle to finish. I don't do this everytime but for reversals I do. 

Talisman  30 Sep 2001 
'Lo Seeker,

My shuffle resembles EvaAnna's.

I never break the deck in half, bend 'em, and blast 'em in half -- riffle, riffle, riffle.

I too want my cards to last. I don't want them to wear out.

There is an interesting thread on reading reversals you might want to read.


StarShine  01 Oct 2001 
If you want to encourage reversals, as you shuffle, every so often, turn part of your cards when you cut them to shuffle. Do this every so often, and I promise, you will have reversals.

Personally, I don't deliberately encourage reversals, but every now and then, I get one. When this happens, I know that there is no question that it is supposed to be that way. 

The A, maybe strange, question about reversals thread was originally posted on 30 Sep 2001 in the Using Tarot Cards board, and is now archived in the Forum Library. Read the active threads in Using Tarot Cards, or read more archived threads.

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