Buying your first tarot deck can be a daunting task. There are so many decks to choose from now that they can blur together when you’ve been looking for awhile. Here are a few tips to help you choose a tarot deck that is right for you.
What do you want from your deck?
Think about why you want a tarot deck and how you will use it. If you are using your deck to find spiritual clarity then you may want the art of your deck to reflect that in whatever way is meaningful to you. ￼
What do you find ascetically pleasing?
What’s your style? Your deck should reflect your personal aesthetic. I have found that my readings became more accurate and made more sense when the art of the deck resonated with me.
Consider the card quality
Over time your cards will begin to look worn and used, but you don’t want that to happen after a few uses. Find a deck with thicker card stock so you will enjoy your deck for a lot longer.
Get a deck with a guide book
Most decks do come with a guide book, but if you’re just starting out in the tarot it’s important to get a guidebook that’s in-depth. You will be able to have a better grasp of the meanings behind the cards and feel more comfortable with your deck.
Research the history behind the deck
If you can read up a little bit on the authors and artists of the deck see what their intention was when they created it. Research what symbols they used and why they are important to them. You want to make sure your deck isn’t associated with anything negative or a belief system or ideals that you do not align with.￼￼
Trust your intuition
Overall, trust your intuition and let that be the ultimate guide in buying your deck. After all, you are delving into the unseen mysteries )0(