It is fun and interesting to read about your tools! I'm with the majority, I think. My tools are whatever inspire me in that moment or I feel drawn to use. Lately I've been spending a little time each week to learn a new term for what I'm doing, or research an experience I have had. I've always been a witch but I've spent almost no time learning or developing my skills until recently. I do use Taro, some decks upset me and I don't like touching them, I can identify with the original poster, Firebird. For me the art of the deck informs my ability to use it, I first learned Taro on a normal playing card deck and had pretty accurate readings for my friends just for fun. Now I have a steampunk deck and both the art and the author of the explanations are pretty gentle and bright. They are appealing :) I also use my aura as my strongest tool, when I'm making a candle or a balm or charm I think what I am feeling towards it is probably the most powerful part of the whole thing. More so than any object. I have to believe in the integrity of my ingredients too, soy and beeswax candles...organic, etc.