When the Ace of Cups and the Star show up reversed together in a reading, it is a strong indication that the querant is going through an emotionally challenging phase of their life.
The Hierophant can represent conformity, structured, formalized education, organized religion or a combination of any or all of them. It can also represent a person or an institution that displays those characteristics. The Six of Wands is about success, leadership, and being acknowledged for your achievements. Reversed, it is more probable that this card is referring to someone who is not much of a leader, and not very successful.
The Page of Wands is all about youthful energy, creativity and passion. They’re keen to start new projects but don’t always follow through. The Seven of Pentacles has worked hard and gotten results, but there is still plenty of work to be done. So what happens when they get together in a reading.
The Eight of Pentacles is all about mastering your craft, often about work, but really anything related to the material, such as financial matters or health. So when this card reverses it can signify that something is amiss in this area. When the two of swords comes up with it, this can indicate that it is time to consider and decide what to do about it, perhaps before a decision is made for you.
The Six of Cups reversed can indicate that the past has too much of a hold over someone. That past might include trauma experienced in a family situation or a relationship. The Four of Pentacles reinforces this inability to let go.
The Sun is such a positive card of energy, vitality, happiness and success that when it is reversed the energy is more diminished than blocked or twisted. There may be clouds blocking the Sun, but it is still there trying to shine down on you.
No one wants to see the Tower come up in their reading, but if it does the Star is a wonderful card to follow it.
The pairing of the Five of Swords and the Lovers reversed is an unwelcome sight in a relationship thread, unless you’re looking for confirmation that the relationship is off the rails, and in that case you probably already know that. Of course, Tarot is a great tool for telling you what you probably already know, but it does help you focus.
The theme is rest, recuperation, contemplation, and meditation. The Bonefire version makes it look that much more inviting than in the corresponding RWS card.
Sixteen, the number of the Tower, reduces to seven. A great big honking seven.