Upright Meanings: fate, destiny, soulmates, progress, upheaval, unexpected events, advancement, cycles of life, change, good luck, decisive moments, karma, fortune
The Crow is generally an indicator of luck or destiny and it is a major signifier of change. When The Crow appears upright in your reading big changes are coming. These changes should be for your greater good, but remember not all change is easy even if it’s leading you to your destiny! The Crow signals that the universe is working in your favour to help you reach your goals. Make sure you make the most of this time by focusing your intention on what you truly want! Know that the universe has a plan for you even if that plan is not clear to you at this point. The Crow also represents the ever-changing cycles we go through in life. We must learn to accept this process as part of living, even if it’s uncomfortable at times. This trump card is also a karma card so remember to be nice to people on your way up, you may be meeting them again on your way back down!
Reversed Meanings: delays, disruption, outside influences, bad luck, interruption, disorder, external forces, lack of control, upheaval, unwelcome change, failure
The Crow reversed card still indicates change but this change is likely to be negative and unwelcome. In reverse The Crow is a strong indicator that there is a challenging time ahead and that the change coming may be difficult to adjust to. It can represent that things had been going well and have suddenly and quite unexpectedly fallen apart. This sudden deterioration can leave you feeling powerless, out of control and as if external forces are working against you. However, that is not the case. While there may be some outside factors, the current situation is most likely a result of decisions you made. You will need to take control of your situation and ownership of your choices in order to learn from this situation. Although things may be tough with The Crow in reverse, there is a big opportunity for you to learn karmic lessons here that will help you move on to a brighter and better future, seize the opportunity and don’t resist change. These ups and downs are part of life and often we learn more from hardship than we do from good fortune.