If you are a beginner, selecting a perfect deck can be a tiring job. With varieties of tarot decks available, each offering its own myths and energies, it is overwhelming to choose one.
But don’t worry here we present 9 ways that will simplify the process for you. Have a read!
- Feel the Personal Connection
When you visit a store to buy a deck of tarot cards, handle all the decks available in the store. Look for a deck that keeps getting your attention.
The right deck for you will make you resonate as if it is your extended self. Feel that connection and choose the deck that feels right.
- Study the Tarot Cards
Look to the details of each card inside the deck, see if they appeal you. Try interpreting the images and the artwork on the cards.
Consider both Major Arcana and Minor Arcana cards. Also look at the back side of the cards.
- Consider the Information Available
In case you are looking for a deck that has numerous guides on it regarding the symbols, images and their interpretations then the Rider Waite deck is perfect for you.
The guides to the Thote, Osho and Spiral Tarot decks have also been available in various standard books.
For tarot cards other than these, you have to rely on the little guide that comes with the deck or your own understanding of the symbols, images, myths and numerology etc.
- Your Experience Level
Don’t forget considering your experience level in tarot reading. If you are a beginner, we suggest you to buy the Rider Waite deck. You can find a lot of information about the symbols and pictures on this deck. Also, it is quite simple.
If you are an experienced tarot reader, you may go for a complex deck that has more conceptual meanings related to the symbols.
- Select the Tarot Cards that Fits you the Best
There are different sizes of tarot card decks available. The size is more important for handling and shuffling the cards. To avoid clumsiness, select the size that fits you the best.
Try handling it before you buy one and also practice shuffling before making the readings.
- Your Purpose to Select a Tarot Card Deck
Determine the purpose why you want a tarot deck. If it’s just a collection item that appeals you then you don’t have to worry about anything.
In case you want one for tarot reading, pick one that interprets something meaningful.
If you are reading for someone else, then consider a deck that appeals your client.
- Quality of Tarot Card Deck
There are tarot cards that are thick and can be used for years but some cheaper low quality reproductions are also available. Such cards are easily torn and don’t last a few months.
If you are a regular tarot reader, go for quality.
- Buy your Own Deck
Modern tarot readers say that there’s no problem in buying your own deck. It is not necessary that you receive one as a gift, go to the store and grab one that feels right.
- Read the Reviews
Reviews from other card readers can be a great help to select a perfect deck. Read the online reviews on various tarot cards before you decide to buy one.
Follow these simple tips and you have the perfect tarot cards in your hand.