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Re: Which tarot deck do you like?

Postby MistressOfTheMoon » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:13 am

Jade Rose wrote:Ooh thanks for bringing up this topic again!

I'm currently on a deck buying spree lmao. There aren't many that I like (five only). They're Shadowscapes, Paulina, Joie de Vivre, Steampunk, and a beautiful self published deck called The Tyldwick.

What spread is that, lilgeekess?

I remember I've seen it somewhere, I think it has something to do with relationships or a couple if I'm not mistaken. Worst part is I don't remember where I've seen it but I know it was a good source. :(


I'm jealous! There are no decent tarot cards currently sold in my city and I checked online throughout Asia - NO LUCK.

This is an Ex-Lover's Spread dear. I also found it online :)

Wonderland wrote:This is my Mystic Dreamer Tarot deck. I've been using it for like 2 years but it's not working for me anymore so I'm on the lookout for a new one. I love it though because it's super pretty and detailed and it spoke to me right away. I'll still keep it but not for readings:

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That is soooo beautiful!
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Re: Which tarot deck do you like?

Postby Jade Rose » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:33 am

lilgeekess wrote:
Jade Rose wrote:Ooh thanks for bringing up this topic again!

I'm currently on a deck buying spree lmao. There aren't many that I like (five only). They're Shadowscapes, Paulina, Joie de Vivre, Steampunk, and a beautiful self published deck called The Tyldwick.

What spread is that, lilgeekess?

I remember I've seen it somewhere, I think it has something to do with relationships or a couple if I'm not mistaken. Worst part is I don't remember where I've seen it but I know it was a good source. :(


I'm jealous! There are no decent tarot cards currently sold in my city and I checked online throughout Asia - NO LUCK.

This is an Ex-Lover's Spread dear. I also found it online :)



I'm still waiting for the Tyldwick Tarot, I hope it reaches me safely because now I'm getting worried.

But yes, if there's one that I absolutely recommend then it's definitely the Shadowscapes! I love it so much and so far it's what I found out to be the most accurate (or maybe it just likes me back haha)

Try Amazon, that's how I got most of them. They're not sold where I live as well, and even they were they would be around 3 times the original price. :(
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Re: Which tarot deck do you like?

Postby HippieWitch » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:03 am

My current deck is a zombie deck. The best are only what's best for you though, as everyone's preference is different.
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Re: Which tarot deck do you like?

Postby Vesca » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:54 pm

I don't use tarot much anymore, I prefer the oracle decks. But this is the deck I usually use for Tarot:

http://www.shadowscapes.com/Tarot/
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Re: Which tarot deck do you like?

Postby Alura Noel » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:05 pm

I have a few tarot decks but my favorite are:

The Housewives Tarot

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Shadowscapes Tarot

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Postby MistressOfTheMoon » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:59 am

Jade Rose wrote:I'm still waiting for the Tyldwick Tarot, I hope it reaches me safely because now I'm getting worried.

But yes, if there's one that I absolutely recommend then it's definitely the Shadowscapes! I love it so much and so far it's what I found out to be the most accurate (or maybe it just likes me back haha)

Try Amazon, that's how I got most of them. They're not sold where I live as well, and even they were they would be around 3 times the original price. :(


Will definitely look up Amazon! Thanks :) Hmm. As far as decks go, so far only my Esoteric Deck worked for me. But I do intend to collect tarot cards for their artwork. I'm a sucker for things that catch my eye!

I hope your Tyldwick deck arrives safely. Feel free to PM me to share your experiences with them!
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Re: Which tarot deck do you like?

Postby Pinkpower_80 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:15 am

This thread makes me wish it was Christmas and/or my birthday. :lol:
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Re: Which tarot deck do you like?

Postby Heartsong » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:53 am

I found a beautiful deck while shopping with my mom two weeks ago. It was called the Wild Woods Deck and I was instantly attracted to it. The cards are gorgeous and I've been successful in using them in divination and in other ways. smileylove
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Re: Which tarot deck do you like?

Postby scaravich » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:52 am

My favorite is this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Witches-Tarot-Ell ... 0875426697

Which I never see anymore. I used to see it all the time. But that's the one I carry with me and use most regularly. I also like having a trusty RW deck :)
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Re: Which tarot deck do you like?

Postby Vervain » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:07 pm

I started with the Tarot of the Dead/Tarot de los Muertos. It has really well-done majors that I love, and it drives me crazy that the pips are not fully illustrated with scenes. No amount of love I have for the majors can make me want to read with that deck, because I simply cannot get as much out of it as I can from a deck with fully illustrated minors.

My next deck was the Mary Hanson-Roberts deck. One of the posters above really recommended this and it seems to be a pretty popular deck, so I guess this is a prime example of to each his/her own. I really don't like this deck. The way the hair looks on many of the characters is just so weird to me, and I feel that many of the illustrations are shallow or irrelevant. Also, after years of not being used, the paper box decayed and I lost a few cards. So, I set aside the cards I DID like for crafts, and put the ones I didn't like (about 2/3 the deck) aside to donate to my favorite little craft store.

My third deck (thank the gods) was the Rider-Waite deck by US Games. I have accumulated many decks since, but I still use the RWS regularly. This was the deck with which I actually succeeded in learning to read Tarot. With my first two decks I struggled to memorize definitions and pored over books, finding no mnemonics to aid my studies. With the RWS, not only is the imagery on the cards incredibly detailed, relevant, abundant, and well-researched, there is SO much academia out there on this deck, and it references so many branches of magic that it is an excellent pathway to learning about them--you don't need to understand kaballah or astrology or color symbolism to read the cards, but they link up and there are myriad correlations if you are interested in expanding your knowledge base. Waite wrote a pretty good book for his cards, but you don't need it by any means. For one, you can find it free online; for another, there is just so much academia out there. The artwork is not beautiful, but there is something comforting about it, I think.

I wouldn't recommend this deck if you are not very familiar with Rider-Waite, but if you read with RWS often and are looking to spice it up a little, I HIGHLY recommend The Tarot of the New Vision/Tarot de la Nueva Vision. The artwork on this deck is VERY beautiful, and it is a 180 degree flipped imagined view of the RWS. The card meanings play off of the RWS, but the new point of view and newly included information give each card a whole new meaning. This is a wonderful deck.

I recently purchased the Mystic Faerie Tarot, as well. I bought it on a whim, realized AFTER I bought it that it was a full moon, and it turned out to be one of the best Tarot purchases of my tarot reading life. It's a slightly different system from RWS, but each suit has a faerie tale, told by the Ace-10 of that suit. The minors and majors are all incredibly well done, and I cannot say enough good things about this deck. The book that comes with it has changed the way I read other decks. In fact, I had so many good things to say about it that I wrote this review: http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/my ... view.shtml (third one down, by Erica Heath).

I have the Tarot Art Nouveau by Antonella Castanelli that is stunningly beautiful but very hard to read. I recommend it as a collector but not necessarily as a tarot reader. It has one of the best wheels I have every seen, and I love all the Kings, but the cards are very complex and not obviously related to the meanings, which are not necessarily aligned with any system I know.

Another deck that's fun but not great if it's your only deck is the Gummi Bear Tarot. Very cute, approachable, but it would help to be very familiar with RWS.

The Housewive's Tarot is fun, but difficult to learn by. I acquired it very early on because I liked the imagery, and was unable to read with it. Now it makes more sense to me, but for years it puzzled me. This will be a personal thing for you.

I recently acquired the Revelations Tarot as well, It is very beautiful and very complex. It is very, very well constructed and well thought out. I highly recommend it if you like the imagery. Each card is reversible, and the reversed picture aligns with a specific (described in the book) reversed meaning. The accompanying book is very good. I like this system, but I also like being able to interpret reversed cards in whatever way seems relevant (which you can't really do with this deck). I highly recommend this deck.

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TLDR: If you're looking for a deck to be your only deck (rather than to begin or build a collection) I would most highly recommend the Mystic Faerie Tarot, The Rider-Waite-Smith, and the Revelations Tarot, depending on your personal style. If you'd like to do further research, http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/ is a FANTASTIC website, you can browse tarot decks by a number of variables, and every listed deck (I've never found a deck that isn't listed) has pictures of majors, minors, court cards, and the backs, as well as very informative reviews. The reviews have to pass a certain standard of informativeness and writing to be posted and every deck does have at least one review, so there is no shortage of information there.
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Re: Which tarot deck do you like?

Postby Vervain » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:14 pm

Also I know what you mean about the watery death of Tarot cards. I'm very sorry for your loss.
I was lucky-- I woke up to my Mystic Faerie Tarot in a puddle of spilled seltzer water, and IMMEDIATELY got out the iron. I missed my first two classes that day because I was at home un-sticking and ironing each of my faerie cards individually to save them. Usually my boyfriend convinces me to go to class when I want to skip (he's very useful to have around, I like this guy), but he didn't even argue that morning.
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Re: Which tarot deck do you like?

Postby Vervain » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:18 pm

Sonkido wrote:I also plan to get myself the invisible Tarot and the Tarot if the New Vision.


I did a quick google and I can't find anything on the Invisible Tarot. Would you mind giving a little more info? I find the concept fascinating and I'd like to know more.
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Postby Jade Rose » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:20 am

lilgeekess wrote:
Jade Rose wrote:I'm still waiting for the Tyldwick Tarot, I hope it reaches me safely because now I'm getting worried.

But yes, if there's one that I absolutely recommend then it's definitely the Shadowscapes! I love it so much and so far it's what I found out to be the most accurate (or maybe it just likes me back haha)

Try Amazon, that's how I got most of them. They're not sold where I live as well, and even they were they would be around 3 times the original price. :(


Will definitely look up Amazon! Thanks :) Hmm. As far as decks go, so far only my Esoteric Deck worked for me. But I do intend to collect tarot cards for their artwork. I'm a sucker for things that catch my eye!

I hope your Tyldwick deck arrives safely. Feel free to PM me to share your experiences with them!


Hello there!

Oh dear, it's been a while since I've had the time to visit the forum, but I'm glad to be back albeit for a really short time. :(

And yes! My Tyldwick arrived safely! :)

I haven't been using it at all to be honest, I too collect tarot decks for their artwork. But I have been using Shadowscapes a lot lately and I would love to share my experiences with them! Hopefully soon! I've been getting really REALLY accurate readings with it, it spooks me haha. Like every time I ask about this particular childhood friend, the 6 of cups turns up. Anyways more on that later!

I'm just waiting for school to calm down haha, so much work right now. But I hope you're doing wonderfully well lilgeekess! :)
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Re: Which tarot deck do you like?

Postby autumnmoon » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:13 am

My deck is the wildwood tarot. I was wanting to get into learning and reading. Although the store had many choices, that one was the only one that spoke to me. It's been a little difficult, since its not a beginners deck. However, the cards and I have bonded. Readings have gotten easier to do and I'm working on learning new spreads for more in-depth readings!


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Re: Which tarot deck do you like?

Postby syngerin » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:43 am

Up until now I've used one deck only, Shadowscapes. It' strange because I've been thinking about getting another deck, but I don't feel attracted to others yet. I guess I have pretty fallen in love with Shadowscapes:) I am a very visual person, so its images help me a lot when doing a reading, especially those which at first look obscure or not quite related to the original question. It was quite difficult at the beginning because of all the symbols, but now we too have bonded and I believe that I will always use this one, at least for personal matters.

But I have to say that the Tyldwick Tarot looks pretty intriguing:)...
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