Ok, I worded my question/explanation wrong..
Okay, here goes. I have 2 decks. RW and Thoth. Because the Thoth doesn't traditionally use reversals, I shuffle my deck in such a way that reversals don't happen.
With my RWT, I use reversals. So I just shuffle it any old way so that reversals will occur.
Now, my question refers to when you actually lay the cards for a spread..
When I cut the deck into say three piles for a 3 card P/P/F spread for example using my RWT, I flip
the top card from each stack over. I flip the card vertically. It could be argued that I reverse reversed cards.
When I cut my Crowley Thoth deck into three piles for a 3 card P/P/F spread, I turn
the top card from each stack over. I turn the card horizontally like the pages of a book, so that the cards remain upright. Because every card in every stack of my Thoth deck is upright because I intentionally shuffle it that way. If I were to flip these cards vertically, they would all show up reversed.
So, today I wanted to do a 7 card spread. So I did. For some reason I felt I wanted to do it with my Thoth deck. I am trying to use it once in a while just because, even though I don't really understand it. So I spread the 7 cards (turning them like the pages of a book). I made an interpretation with the aid of my books.
Then, to kind of help me understand the spread, I did the same 7 card spread using my RWT. I thought basically the same results would come and I could help relate RWT interpretation to the Thoth.
On my table I had this:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 --- THOTH ALL UPRIGHT
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 --- RIDER WAITE, SOME REVERSED
When I referred to my books to help me interpret the RW spread, I noticed some of the cards that were reversed ... they applied more to the Thoth spread under their UPRIGHT meanings, even though in my spread they were reversed. Like, I'd read the reversed meaning.. think, read the upright meaning and notice that the upright meaning sometimes made more sense.
So then I got to thinking that maybe the way I flip the cards made the reversed cards in my spread appear upright, and vice versa... so I was actually interpreting cards in the RW spread under the wrong context.. some upright cards should have been reversed, but because I flipped it...
That's what I thought.. but maybe how I flip or turn cards doesn't matter and cards show up the way they are meant to regardless.. and so I turn to all of you for opinions.
What do you think? Does it matter? Do you flip or turn?
I've flipped from the start, and have been quite happy doing so, some of my books describe the recommended method as flipping, others turning.
What do you think??