5 Tarot (and 1 Oracle) Decks I Love

Looking for a new deck that subconsciously inspires you? The options are plentiful. It’s not just about picking your favorite artwork: a powerful deck has enough clear symbolism to deliver a clear and simple message, while also guiding you to deeper conclusions.

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Here are 5 Tarot decks I love…

5. Light Seer’s Tarot: A 78-Card Deck & Guidebook Cards — December 3, 2019, by Chris-Anne

By re-imagining the traditional tarot archetypes and symbols in a contemporary, boho, and intuitive style, The Light Seer’s Tarot expresses the light and shadow sides of our natures and explores the lessons that can be learned from both.

I use this deck for both work & personal daily card pulls. These cards tend to soften the blow of some of the harder messages with their gorgeous imagery and inspirational outlook. I prefer Chris-Anne's take on the shadow sides of cards to the traditional doom & gloom reversals often bring. These cards expect you to do the work, so don’t expect them to go easy on you just because they’re pretty.

They also pair perfectly with The Sacred Creator Oracle by the same Author.

4. Fortune-telling: Book And Card Deck

by Dennis Fairchild, Julie Paschkis

This was the first tarot deck I ever purchased for myself. My mother had gifted me my first deck, along with the warning that you’re not supposed to buy your own cards as she believed it was unlucky. As a 12-year-old, I was annoyed that her cards were large and uncomfortable in my hands (as an adult I’m only 4' 9" ), hard to hold, and harder to shuffle. In my early 20s, after a brief period of refusing to touch the cards at all due to how clumsy I felt with them, I finally decided bad luck be damned. Armed with zero knowledge, I headed over to Amazon and looked around for anything claiming to be a “mini” deck, and purchased the cheapest one I could find.

When it arrived I was impressed to find that it came in a large box along with a guide booklet & a mini hardcover book about palmistry which I still haven’t found much time to look at (13 years later), but it seems to have some good information.

The deck itself is small and easy to shuffle for even the clumsiest of small-handed people. Its brightly colored RWS clone images on a stark black background & simple pip cards make it feel whimsical.

3. The Modern Witch Tarot Deck (Modern Tarot Library)

by Lisa Sterle

I love the modern feel of this deck. Lisa Steele does a marvelous job of making something old feel new again. I know there are a lot of readers out there, myself included, who often feel restricted by the antiquidated symbolism of a traditional RWS deck. This deck eliminates that feeling and breathes new life into your readings by including modern themes and ideas.

2. The Rider Tarot Deck

by Arthur Edward Waite, Pamela Colman Smith

This deck is pretty standard, but don’t let that fool you. It’s the #1 best seller on Amazon for a reason. While I don’t currently own or work with a standard deck, if I did, this would be the one.

1. Spiritsong Tarot

by Paulina Cassidy

This is currently my hands down favorite working deck. Its based on the RWS deck, with it’s own flair. This deck combines the power of an animal oracle deck with the traditional tarot. The imagery is beautiful and the pictures of this deck do not do it justice. The suits have been changed to match their elements. I find it easier to tell a captivating story with this deck than many others and the watercolored whimsy brightens my day whenever I read them.

So, which one is your favorite?

Did your top deck make the list?

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