Tarot? How do you do it? What is a good Tarot card deck?
I just want to know how to get into it if your a beginner.
Maybe some useful information.
could tell me the “NO’S”
I just want to learn more about it and
I want to to start learning how to do it.
Suggestion by Miss 6
Everyone has their own way of tuning into the deck for them. My advice would be for you to go to the bookstore and study the decks that they have there. If you find a deck that “speaks” to you then get it. Most decks come with a companion book that goes over the meanings to the cards as well as the spreads you can use.
Believe or not a pretty good book is the Idiot’s Guide I know some people who have it and they really like it.
Suggestion by philebus
OK. There are broadly two main uses for tarot cards and the answer to your question depends on how you choose to use them.
The original use, unfamiliar to the English speaking world but popular throughout continental Europe, is for a family of card games. In fact, the picture cards of tarot were the first trump cards! These games are all what we call point-trick games, this means that like bridge, whist, or spades, players win cards in tricks – but unlike those games, different cards carry different point values and so it is not the number of tricks won that wins you the game but the number of card points contained within them. There are two types of tarot pack used for playing games, there are those that feature the old traditional Italian designs, and there are those that have French suits with various themed trump suits (such as Asterix comics, or local scenery, ect).
For rules on how to play the games and where to buy the cards for them:
The other – and in English speaking countries, the most familiar – use for tarot is for divination. This practice only dates to the end of the 19th century in France.
There are a huge number of methods offerend for this use, so I would suggest looking here:
You will find a lot of useful material along with a friendly forum.
Suggestion by SadharaSatguru
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How much does a “raider waite” tarot card deck cost?
Suggestion by Gypsy
Around 10-20$ where I live. In the US, it’s probably cheaper.
Suggestion by blue chaos soɐɥɔ ǝnlq jpa
It depends on where you buy it. I believe $ 24.99 is average.
Suggestion by Lori G
Check out EBAY. There are lots on there – you should get a good deal.
Best Tarot Card deck for me?
I want one that will show every aspect of life, not just for like love or family or anything. Whats the best deck for me?
And by the way, i don’t know much about tarot card reading but i DO NOT want a beginners card deck. And i would prefer to buy it at Books A Million, or waldem (spelling?) books.
Suggestion by Raith the Glitter Ninja
There aren’t really such thing as a “beginners deck”. Beginner books, yes; beginner decks, no.
You could always go with the classic Rider-Waite deck.
Suggestion by hudsongray
You need to look at the art to see what you’re drawn to. There are several REALLY good sites for that. Plus reviews on the deck.
This site is great–you pick the style of deck first, then look through the selections. Cards are compared side by side.
http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/ This site has reviews and decks. You can search by deck or by artist.
www.tarotgarden.com you put in the theme you would like in the search box on the top left, she’s got 6,000 decks for sale.
Tarot Passages stopped adding decks a while back, but they do show cards in the deck, just use the list and click through.http://www.tarotpassages.com/deckrev.html
Suggestion by Matt
I recommend the Crowley deck…but honestly you should see them (and handle if possible) yourself and see what draws you.