We live in world of options. Unlike the good old days when television only received 3 networks and ice cream was only available in 2 flavors, we are now given the chance to choose from a variety of options. For instance, some ice cream parlors offer more than 30 flavors. We also get to choose from about 200 channels. Today, the same can also be said about tarot cards.
Metaphysical shops usually carry more than a dozen decks of tarot cards. While this gives consumers the freedom to choose, it usually creates confusion. This is especially true for those who are considering getting their first deck of tarot cards.
So how do you choose a tarot deck that’s right for you? Here are some tips.
Consider your experience level
If you are new to tarot, we suggest that you start with the Rider Waite. It is one of the easiest decks to work with. The images are straightforward and it’s easy to understand. Plus, you won’t have a hard time finding books and information for this deck.
Explore the imagery
Do you prefer classic, traditional, medieval style imagery? Or do you want to go with more modern decks? Go through the cards and take a good look at each of them. Are you drawn to the images? It has to be pleasing to the eye and suit your personality. Never pick a card that strikes you as boring, unpleasant or odd.
Look for a connection
Your friend may have recommended the Rider Waite, but if you don’t feel a connection with the card, then it’s not the right one for you. Find a deck that speaks to you. If a certain deck calls out to you, go with that one.
Since you’ll be spending a lot of time with your cards, choose a deck that makes you feel comfortable and secure.
Consider the quality
If you are planning to use the card on a regular basis, we advise that you invest on a deck that is of good quality. This way, you can ensure that you can continue using them in the future without getting damaged or tearing easily.