I've heard people say in reviews that this is a very powerful deck, and I definitely get that. I did a "break-in" reading with just three cards, and it was painfully accurate. I am looking forward to continuing to work with it! The crux: do I use reversals with this deck or not? It is technically possible... the deck backs allow for it, and most of the cards are similar to traditional meanings. But the deck creators did not have this in mind when they made it. If I use the Wildwood only for personal meditations, etc., it won't matter at all. If at some point I choose to use this with "strangers" I might revisit the topic. Something about this deck feels so deep and primal that I'm not sure I even want to use reversals at all, or that they'd even really be necessary!
Illustration: Will Worthington
One final note: I've noticed that some people trim these cards, like they often do with DruidCraft. I also trimmed DruidCraft because they were truly so large that it was a turn-off to think of using them regularly. I did it, it turned out great, and it's one of my favorite decks. However Wildwood is a really normal size! I would cringe to think of cutting it. It's a great, average size, and shuffles just fine.