Message: The Bat card is all about messages, symbolic or literal such as phone calls, texts and emails. It’s a card of minor warnings and guidance regarding people and situations in our life.
Wings: The Bat can represent wanting to spread your wings, feelings of boredom or being held back, often relating to work/career. Stay-at-home parents may relate. It can suggest wanting out from a relationship.
Journey: The Bat can represent literal travel but more often a life path journey. This can be any major life change for the better – better career prospects, a relationship commitment, buying a house, finding your spiritual path, improving your diet.
The Bat can indicate a person or situation where we feel badly let down On a brighter note The Bat can also be a sign of developing intuition and psychic abilities.
Upright Meanings: intuition, subconscious, vagueness, deception, error, misconception, danger, instability, trickery, disillusionment, anxiety, disgrace, double-dealing deception, fear, dreams, illusion
The general meaning of The Bat card in an upright position is that everything is not as it seems. It is also an important card of intuition. The Bats tells you that something about a situation or person in your life is not what it appears to be and you need to trust what your instincts are telling you in order to see past this illusion. The Bat also indicates that you should pay attention to your dreams as your subconscious may be bringing your attention to some information you’ve missed. The Bat can also signify that you are letting your anxiety or fear overwhelm you which may be having a negative effect on your outlook and causing you to suffer from mood swings, instability or insecurity. It can also represent a woman’s menstrual cycle. The Bat can also signify dormant insecurities or repressed issues resurfacing. The Bat card can represent underhanded or dodgy deals or illegal behavior. If it appears in this context it is a warning to clean your act up before your behavior is exposed. If you are awaiting a decision on something, The Bat indicates that the answer will either be delayed or be so vague it will add to your confusion rather than clarify matters
Reversed Meanings: negative advantage, truth, subsiding anxiety, regaining composure, unveiling secrets, releasing fear, trifling mistakes, deception discovered, self-deception
The Bat card reversed can signify releasing fears or negative energy clearing. It can also indicate secrets or lies being exposed. If you have been experiencing fear or anxiety it should begin to subside. If you have lost something, The Bat reversed is a sign you will find it. This major card may also be an indication of self-deception or delusions. You may be kidding yourself about your role in creating your current circumstances or you may be struggling to separate your own deception or fantasies from reality. The Bat reversed can also indicate that any depression or mental health issues you have been having will begin to lift and you will begin to see the light again. You will work through any repressed issues or insecurities to find new confidence and clarity. If you have been awaiting a decision on something, The Bat reversed indicates that you will get an answer or clarity on the matter.