The world of tarot is a fascinating and exciting discovery. The tarot can answer virtually any of your questions about life. Our advisors have come across a resistance to tarot, and mainly because it is deeply misunderstood, yet the tarot is probably one of the best psychic tools on the market. In fact, many psychics will use the images of the tarot to jump start their intuitive feelings and use it was a doorway to psychically connect with their clients.
Our advisors believe that the problem with tarot resides in the fact that those that become interested in tarot are overwhelmed by the number of decks on the market. Some of them are very hard to understand are best for advanced readings.
We have compiled a list of the Top 10 Tarot Decks for Beginners:
- Rider Waite Smith – The Rider Waite Smith deck is the most popular tarot deck in the world. Designed during the earth 20th century by Pamela Colman Smith under the direction of occultist Arthur E. Waite, the RWS deck is the father of all beginner tarot decks and the inspiration for hundreds of new decks called “RWS clones”. Many of the beginner books on tarot use some derivation of the RWS decks in their illustrations. This is an incredible beginner’s deck for someone who wishes to seriously study tarot.
- Gaian Tarot – The Gaian Tarot was released in 2011 by Joanna Powell Colbert, and is very popular with the bulk of the tarot community. Although the Gaian Tarot follows a numerical sequence consistent with most tarot decks, it diverts from traditional scenery in favor of a more nature oriented deck. Although you could successfully use this deck to predict, the primary tone of this deck lends itself more towards healing and introspection. The Gaian Tarot is an incredible deck for those that want to use tarot for journaling work.
- Legacy of the Divine Tarot – The Legacy of the Divine Tarot was created by award winning graphic artist Ciro Marchetti. Although Mr. Marchetti claims that he is not a tarot reader, his understanding of tarot’s depth and nuance are noticeable and leads one to believe that he is just being humble. The images (for the most part) follows an RWS format, yet are created with stunning imagery and colorful hues. If you are interested in beautiful tarot cards this is a highly recommended deck.
- The Gilded Tarot – The Gileded Tarot (like the Legacy of the Divine Tarot) is designed by Ciro Marchetti and was his first leap into the artist world of tarot. The Gilded Tarot is a traditional RWS clone with stunning CGI graphics. The text for the Gilded Tarot was written by accomplished tarotist and author Barbara Moore. The companion book describes the cards and provides significant information for interpretation.
- Tarot of Ascension – The Tarot of Ascension is a deck released in 2010 by Lo Scarabeo. This deck focuses around the ever popular Mayan Calendar lore, and the belief that the world will enter into a spiritual enlightenment in 2012. If you are interested in what spiritual ascension and enlightenment then this deck is the one for you. This deck is great for predictive work or self-discovery readings.
- Wheel of the Year Tarot – If you are attracted to Pagan or Wiccan themes this deck by Lo Scarabeo is a great tarot beginner’s deck. The deck created in vibrant watercolors reveals our yearly passage of the seasons and what seasonal symbolism means on an inner level. This deck is great for predictive work or those experiencing health or aging related issues.
- The Wizard’s Tarot – This deck was designed by prolific tarot author Corrine Kenner. If you are a fan of the Harry Potter series the themes within the Wizard’s Tarot may speak to the adventurer or the hero in you. The cards are done in beautiful CGI graphics and the book penned by Kenner is one of the best books packaged with a tarot deck. The Wizard’s Tarot is excellent for any type of tarot work.
- The Fairy Tale Tarot – Are you one of the 10 million fans of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time?” If you are, you will surely enjoy this deck! The Fairy Tale Tarot was designed by one of the best tarot artists of our time – Lisa Hunt. The deck takes you through the world of Fairy Tales, and introduces you to the inner meaning of these timeless stories. This is an incredible deck for children or those interested in self-discovery. The book included with the Fairy Tale Tarot is a must for any tarot library.
- The Mythic Tarot – Originally published in the 80’s, the Mythic Tarot was re-illustrated as the New Mythic Tarot and released again in 2011. The images now in CGI graphic (the most popular new medium of tarot) are vivid and colorful. The Mythic Tarot explores the world of Greek Mythology, and is one of the best decks for predictive and psychological work. The deck includes (probably) the best book written on tarot penned by Liz Greene and Juliet Sharman Burke.
- The Sharman Casseli Deck – This is the most recent deck designed by Juliet Sharman Burke (co-creator of the Mythic Tarot) and illustrated by Gionnani Casseli. This deck is a very close Rider Waite Smith clone stripped of its excessive religious symbolism. For those that are interested in studying tarot and NOT esoterica this is an incredible all-purpose tarot deck.
These are our picks for the Top 10 Tarot Decks for Beginners. If you have one of your own – feel free to post in the comments below.