Using Reversed Tarot Cards and Elemental Dignities

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I’m often asked about using reversed tarot cards and elemental dignities together, and if the process becomes too complicated in doing so. Some see no need to use reversed tarot cards and elemental dignities at the same time, while others relish the challenge. In the end, it’s really up to you.

In my elemental dignities tutorials, I do not use reversed tarot cards purely to keep the lessons clearer. However, if you would like to see how to apply reversed tarot cards and elemental dignities together, read on.

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Past, Present, Future Tarot Spread

One of the first tarot spreads we learn as budding Tarot readers is the classic Past, Present, Future Tarot Spread. It can be found in nearly all Tarot deck companion books and is featured in a large number of other tarot books too. This is for good reason – it’s a nice simple spread that’s easy to remember and easy for any new tarot reader to learn and understand when used for themselves or for their friends and family.
It deals with any question, of any nature and gives a great deal of insight into where you’ve come from, where you are and where you’re heading. A simple Past, Present, Future Tarot Spread looks like this:

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The Elemental Dignities Dictionary

The Elemental Dignities Dictionary

Promoting the study and application of elemental dignities in tarot readings was one of the reasons I began writing my tarot blog. I was fortunate enough to be personally tutored on them and even with that assistance there were times when it proved a little difficult. During my time of study it became apparent that what I needed was a visual guide to all of the possible combinations of elemental dignities – every single one of them, in one place.

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Sub-Elements In Tarot Cards

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A phenomenon you will come across during Tarot card study and Tarot readings are sub-elements and contradictory elements. Mainly associated with the Rider Waite-Smith Tarot deck and decks inspired by it, at its most simplistic explanation, sub-elements are those underlying elements that are secondary to the main one normally associated with a Tarot card. They can either compliment the main element and theme of the Tarot card, or they can in fact appear contradictory.

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