“Can I Buy My Own First Deck?”
I get this question a lot.
The Answer is a Resounding YES.
People want to add mystery and ritual to the tarot, so they have created this story that makes it seem more like a club that you need to know someone to get into.
Unless you’re already in a coven with a matriarch who is about to bequeath you with your first deck, please buy your own deck.
A tarot deck is a work of art that speaks to you, and it’s best if you choose it for yourself. Find one with images that draw you in and speak to you.
If your mind can wander across symbols and details as you gaze at each card, this will help you get into your elusive right bring as a reader.
A traditional Tarot deck has 78 cards in 5 suits that relate to the major arcana from Fool to the World, and minor arcana suits related to the 4 elements.
It’s fine if they threw in an extra beyond that, like the Happy Squirrel card (inspired by a Simpsons episode).
Check that the minor arcana (typically aligned as Cups, Swords, Pentacles and Wands) are all richly decorated with stories and symbols.
It’s a lot harder to interpret the meanings of a picture that just has 4 Swords on it, rather than a portrayal of a person resting peacefully.
While a used deck can be fine, it’s best to cleanse it before reading with it. Put all the cards in sequential order. Sage it. Interview it (learn more about this is my class). Make sure the cards resonate well in your hands and feel right to you.
If you are getting a new deck, please be sure to purchase your decks from the artist who made it or their publisher, and not a knock-off illegal reprint.
Learn more about the ways we can read with real rituals in my upcoming April edition of The Art of Reading Tarot Course
If you and your friend want to learn together, you can both get the class for an extra 10% Off with the code 2FORCLASS
Just mention each other’s names in the sign up form and register within 3 days of each other.
Scroll down for a YouTube with more details on how to Choose a Tarot Deck wisely. (This was one of my earliest productions, as you can likely sense, but the information is valid.)
To learn anytime with me on your own or with a friend, Tarot Reading Lessons are available with me online. They are the same rate for 2-for-1 so you can split the expense with a buddy.
In the meantime, come and get a Tarot Reading with me to align with your best life path right now.
Hope to see you soon!
Jenna Lynne Roberts