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What is your favourite Tarot or Oracle deck to work with? I have three of each but find that I work better with certain ones.

 

I have the Celtic Dragon Tarot which I love, I do read quite well with it and I think it is a beautifully done deck. I also recently aquired The Mystic Faerie Tarot and it is stunning. I'm still learning to read with it but I seem to be doing well so far. I also have the Gilded Tarot but for some reason I can't connect with that deck at all.

 

I also like working with Oracle cards and have The Oracle of Shadows and Light, a gorgeous deck that I read very well with, from the moment I saw it, I had to have it. I also have Wisdom of the Hidden Realms and the Druid Plant oracle but I've not worked with them so much.

 

I have found that it is so much easier to read with decks that call to you. The Celtic Dragon, Mystic Faerie and Shadows and Light decks were decks that spoke to me, pulled me toward them and I think, when choosing a deck for Tarot or Oracle, that feeling makes all the difference.

 

 

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My go to deck is my Thoth tarot, I just love the imagery though I've also got the Haindl deck which I've yet to try.

I've had/got others which I've acquired but never jelled with them - one (dragon tarot) I gave away and the other is in a drawer (a fluffy one my mum bought me 'cos it looked nice lol)

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My first and most used deck is the Sharman-Caselli deck, which a few people have mocked in the past as it was a deck designed to go with a 'beginners kit' it's a Rider-Waite-Smith clone (I work better with those than with Thoth based decks, I've found) and softly coloured which I like, with interesting alterations in the symbolism from the parent deck.

 

I also have the Ancient Egyptian Tarot by Clive Barrett and despite the authors obvious bias the deck is symbolically closer to RWS with more bold colouring and diagrams, it's also larger so my tiny little hands sometimes struggle with it. It's a good deck for passionate affairs I've found with a flair for intense readings. This is partly I believe due to the author signifying fire as the 'highest' of the elements and representing a state of spiritual perfection which melds in a strange way with my own correspondences.

 

Ones I am eyeing up to buy are the the Buckland Romani Tarot, not for the historical accuracy as I understand they are severely lacking, but having seen the deck it's an interesting set of cards with a very down to earth feeling to them. The Llewellyn Tarot as I, again, love the imagery and the welsh mythology interests me in it. Finally the Shadowscapes Tarot is ethereal and evocativewith a great deal of imagination and otherworldy qualities instilled in each illustration.

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I have to say it's hard for me to pick a favorite because each deck I have serves a different purpose depending on the query, but if I had to choose one, it's the Paulina. I'd have to say it's definitely my comfort deck.

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I have tried a few and my Nova mini deck is still my favorite. With the way I choose to read, these are more comfortable in my small hands and the symbolism is simple and speaks to me.

 

THIS was my very first tarot deck! biggrin.gif

 

I couldn't keep track of all the little cards, though. Lost a lot of them, and with my hands, they were hard to shuffle.

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So I have somewhere around 20+ tarot and oracle decks. But most I own just to collect. There are only 5 I use regularly as reading.

 

Personal readings: The Astral tarot (really rare deck. I made a post about them a while ago).

 

Soul Cards (oracle deck)

 

Public readings:

 

Robin wood

 

Deviant moon

 

Either personal or private:

 

Thoth

Or

New Orleans Voodoo tarot deck (this one reads more like an oracle than a regular tarot)

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The Mythic Tarot are what I use, when I use Tarot. I've had them a fair few years now and can't imagine using anything else-not sure why, I've looked and liked other sets. I'm just familiar with them I guess like a favorite pair of slippers. We fit each other well. I feel a loyalty to them somehow.

I have'nt picked them up for while, perhaps that was the reminder I needed.

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Not necessarily favorite, but I've never used anything but the Rider-Waite and Lenormand. Of the two I definitely prefer the Lenormand, but would like to experiment with others. Really want to paint my own but haven't gotten around to it.

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The Mythic Tarot are what I use, when I use Tarot. I've had them a fair few years now and can't imagine using anything else-not sure why, I've looked and liked other sets. I'm just familiar with them I guess like a favorite pair of slippers. We fit each other well. I feel a loyalty to them somehow.

I have'nt picked them up for while, perhaps that was the reminder I needed.

 

 

 

 

Hi Pye,

 

 

What dyou think of the new deck? leaves me cold personally, I think it was a serious bad case of gilding the lilly...

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Do you know, I was'nt even aware there was a new set. LoL. I've just checked them out-Mmm..I'll stick to my old ones. They're well loved, when they're used.

I see what you mean by gilding the lily.

 

I have Leormand but I've never felt comfortable with them in the same way as I do the Tarot, though they are a lovely set and gifted by a dear friend.

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I have tried a few and my Nova mini deck is still my favorite. With the way I choose to read, these are more comfortable in my small hands and the symbolism is simple and speaks to me.

 

Wow... I've never seen that deck before, but I love the colors and the simplicity of it.

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Started off on the Rider-Waite deck when I was younger. Over time though the more I delved into Crowley's works the more drawn I became to the Thoth deck. Took me a looong time to get comfortable enough with it for a decent reading. That being said, concious/deliberate divination is one of the weaker aspects of my Craft.

 

 

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I have always wanted to make a deck, Jevne. I dont use tarot very often but my favorite deck is the World Spirit Tarot,.. Lauren, the artist, is a friend..

 

My sister is blessed with artistic talent, so technically she helped with the creation. She has a similar deck with only slight differences in styling. I won't share over the Internet; however, my deck shows my love for simple, but meaningful symbolism.

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