Divinatory Meanings of the Fews*
Upright meaning: Beginnings, new possibilities, potentials. Renewal and rebirth. A favorable sign in most matters, though there may be some discomforts involved.
Reverse meaning: Blind alleys, wasted effort. Creative blockages. Remaining fixated on the past, or on things that have been lost.
Upright meaning: Clarity and attention to details. Concentration on the task at hand. Purification. Danger avoided or overcome. A choice between two paths.
Reversed Meanings: Confusion, uncertainty, deception, delusion. Lack of defenses. Something is not what it appears to be. Someone may be misleading you --- possibly yourself.
Upright meaning: Connection and transformation. Relationship to a larger context. You are part of the wider world. Events may be more important than they appear.
Reversed meaning: Isolation and self-containment. You are separated from what is going on, for good or ill. Boredom and lack of initiative may blind you to possibilities in present.
Upright meaning: Protection and guidance, a bridge over deep waters. Steadfastness. Good advice received from others or your own inner depths. Spiritual guidance and insight, the presence of gods. An unexpected way past a difficulty.
Reversed meaning: Willful blindness, refusal to listen to advice. Arrogance and lack of insight. You are out of your depth.
Upright meaning: Moving with the flow of events. Intuition, dreaming, the unconscious. Letting go of fixed ideas and responding to the moment. Faith in a personal vision.
Reversed meaning: Inability to move with the situation due to rigidity, confusion, or lack of awareness. Unforeseen dangers. A difficult time, which will pass eventually.
Upright meaning: Patience, reserve, retreat. A time of waiting and planning rather than action. Obstacles that can be overcome. Success after a delay. Temporary obstacles.
Reversed meaning: Inappropriate action, rushing ahead when patience and planning are called for. A risk of failure. You need to stop and reconsider.
Upright meaning: Success, forward movement, attainment. Power and energy; you have all you need to accomplish your goals. A door opens in the outer world.
Reversed meaning: Help from those in positions of power or authority. Success despite inadequate means. Borrowed strength. A gift.
Upright meaning: Conflict, challenge, struggle against opposing forces. Victory against the odds. A change of fortune. Decisive action is favored.
Reversed meaning: Inadequate strength or skill, the possibility of defeat. Lack of direction and balance. You need to build your strength and understand the nature of opposition.
Upright meaning: Knowledge, intelligence, talent. Transformation and flexibility. The beginning of a new stage in life. Learning. Communication and teaching, new information.
Reversed meaning: Creative and intellectual blockages, lack of insight. Often, fear of failure, leading to a retreat to familiar ground.
Upright meaning: Happiness, healing, and recovery. Awakenings and new experiences. An unexpected gift. The rewards of success. An opportunity to live more fully.
Reversed meaning: An unavoidable choice among alternatives. Mixed gain and loss. A temptation to scattered effort or procrastination that must be overcome.
Upright meaning: Inspiration and prophecy. Community. The influence of spiritual factors on the situation. Unexpected truths. Freedom from limits and restrictions.
Reversed meaning: Burdens, difficulties. A need to relax and unwind. You have been trying too hard in unproductive ways.
Upright meaning: Slow and indirect progress, movement by roundabout paths. Purpose, determination, self-control. A difficult but viable path.
Reversed meaning: Entanglement in circumstances, or in your own egotism. Think twice about what you are doing and why.
Upright meaning: Swiftness, sudden movement, instability. Healing, change for the better. A message or an opportunity. You are not yet finished with your work.
Reversed meaning: Stuck, inability to act. A need for healing. Patience. You are not yet ready to begin.
Upright meaning: Necessity and inevitability. The hard realities of life. Something that cannot be changed. The results of one’s own actions. The influence of fate.
Reversed meaning: Pain, difficulty, retribution, unavoidable suffering. A difficult path that must be taken. Every choice leads to unhappiness.
Upright meaning: Healing, resolution, completion. Transitions from one state of being to another. Difficulties permanently overcome. An omen of success in most things.
Reversed meaning: Endings and departures. The need to release things that are past their time. Facing up to facts. Embarrassment and shame. Illness and disability.
Upright meaning: Insight, transformation, expanded awareness. Change for the better. The ability to see things in perspective. Peak experiences, dream and visions.
Reverse meaning: Lack of perspective, ignorance of the broader picture. Unrealistic ideas. You need to step back and assess the situation more carefully.
Upright meaning: Gathering together, combination of forces. Energy, life, vigor, sexuality and attraction. Opportunities, though not without potential problems.
Reversed meaning: Difficulties and delays, overconfidence. Desires out of touch with the realities of the situation. Uncoordinated efforts. Problems, but with potential benefits.
Upright meaning: Spiritual power, the forces of nature. Fulfillment. The coming of a new life. A door opens in the inner world. Passion, power, and magic. Creation.
Reversed meaning: Weakness, dispersed energies, loss of contact with nature and the spirit. Dreamy neglect of realities. A need for recuperation and reconnection.
Upright meaning: Courage and tenacity in the face of opposition. A struggle in which victory is possible but not certain. A quest for inner strength.
Reversed meaning: Declining strength. Compromise and negotiation. Prudence. If you continue in your present path the results will not be good.
Upright meaning: Enduring realities, that which remains unchanged. Old age, legacies from the past. The consequences of present actions.
Reversed meaning: Stagnation and immobility. Things lingering past their prime. The past as a burden not yet overcome.
Upright meaning: Complexity, the presence of many factors. Capacity from freedom. A place of balance from which many possibilities open.
Reversed meaning: Confusion and bewilderment. There may be too many factors at work to allow successful prediction.
Upright meaning: Radical transformation, the flash of lightning bolt. Sudden change, illumination or destruction, set in motion by forces outside the situation.
Reversed meaning: Patience and preparation. The path before you is slow and cannot be hurried. Wait for outside forces to act.
Upright meaning: Secrets and revelations, the influence of the subtle and seemingly insignificant. Small causes with large effects. Insight into the nature of the situation.
Reversed meaning: Situation is not what it seems. Hidden factors are a source of complications. The information you need is not available to you.
Upright meaning: Knowledge and lore, learning, study, education. The wisdom of the past as a guide to the present and future.
Reverse meaning: Ignorance. Lack of attention to existing knowledge. Failure to learn from experience.
Upright meaning: Unexpected change, the arrival of a new influence. The effects of destiny.
Reversed meaning: Sudden endings and disruptions, the dissolution of the familiar
*These are the correspondences found in Greer's "The Druid Magic Handbook" and the ones I started with.