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I'm thinking about buying a deck of tarot cards. Any reccomendations as to what kind?

There’s WAY too many variations.


  1. The best deck to get is one you connect with.
    my first few decks where themes that I already had an interest and knowledge of, such as King Arthur, dragons, flowers….
    There are MANY decks as you know, with that, I’m sure you can find one that works for you

  2. I recommend the Rider-Waite-Smith deck to my students as their first deck. It is rich in symbolism and there are a ton of books out there that use it for as a basis for meanings.
    For those who are overwhelmed by the plethora of meanings for a given card, I recommend the Quick and Easy Waite deck as it has the meanings on the card. The picture is a bit smaller, but it is nice to have the meanings readily available.
    The Hanson-Roberts deck is a good derivative of the Waite deck if you have smaller hands. It’s easier to shuffle.
    After you get familiar with the cards and meanings, then explore decks that just appeal to you. You can certainly start with a deck that you are drawn to, but if the drawings are very different from the “norm” such as the Voyager Tarot, your set of meanings may be limited to the Little White Book (LWB) that comes with the deck.

  3. Hello
    The most common & popular deck is the Rider Waite.
    They are a very good deck, drawn full of symbolism – excellent. They have many books about them to buy, I run a tarot homestudy course & I choose them for all of the reasons above, thia particualr deck makes a good meditation tool.
    Have a look online or in stores as you may feel drawn to a partcular deck.


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