When used in magical or occult terms, "reversed" means that the object, be in Tarot card or rune, is drawn the opposite of its normal rotation, either upside-down or side-ways. When an object is drawn reversed, its meaning is changed or augmented in some way, sometimes negatively and sometimes witha postive influence.

Re*versed" (?), a.

1.

Turned side for side, or end for end; changed to the contrary; specifically Bot. & Zool., sinistrorse or sinistral; as, a reversed, or sinistral, spiral or shell.

2. Law

Annulled and the contrary substituted; as, a reversed judgment or decree.

Reversed positivenegative Photog., a picture corresponding with the original in light and shade, but reversed as to right and left.

Abney.

 

© Webster 1913.

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