5 Tarot Decks for beginners

5 Tarot Decks for beginners

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I was looking at the Tarot deck I gave my partner when he showed an interest in learning how to read cards for himself. It was the same deck I used when I first started back in 2012, funny enough it is not a traditional deck most people would go for, but I found the symbology really easy to understand.

With my huge collection of decks, I realize there are other Tarot decks that can be quite good if you are just starting out.

In this post I’m sharing my top 5 Tarot Decks for beginners !

 


5) The Happy Tarot By Serena Ficca

28AF8F8B-DAC6-4810-B5FA-20174F75AF30This is perfect if you are starting out but you are still a bit uncertain about Tarot, (or if you have children). These cards are just so uplifting, cute and harmless looking. You can’t get scared with them. The only thing I will say for beginners is that because it has such a sweet look it’s hard to rely on your emotional reaction to the images when learning to read without a guide book, because its a gentle deck. This is ideal if you just want to start playing with Tarot but you are not ready to commit. If anything you can create a nice game with you kids with it.

4) Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

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This is a beautiful deck created by . It is whimsical, fantasy like and FILLED with details. So many that you can totally get lost in one single card for hours decoding and intuiting what each element means. I would definitely recommend for someone who enjoys whimsical atmospheres and if you like picking on details. I don’t think it’s a good deck to start with big spreads, but rather to keep it to a minimum and even better a 1 Card a Day kind of deck. There is just so much information in one card, you really don’t need more.

3) Crystal Visions by Jennifer Galasso

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Now this is an interesting deck with a lot of female characters in it. If you watched series like Outlander, Game of Thrones and you enjoyed the female characters I think this would be a good fit for you. It keeps most of the symbology from the classic Rider-Waite Smith deck but with a twist. I really enjoy the scenes depicted in it and I find it easy to intuit. I actually cut the white borders of mine and the images just became even more poppy ! I would definitely use this one if you are moving ahead into small spreads like 2 or 3 cards

2) The Mythic Tarot and guide book by Juliet Sharman & Liz Green

7300D6E5-9CC2-4DF1-9420-2D620E451A8EThis is a tough one and I am biased because it was my very first contact with Tarot and my very first deck. What I love about it is that once you learn the GReek Myths surrounding each group of cards it becomes sooo easy to tell a story visually. Besides, I love history and specially ancient history so this really sparks to me. I definitely recommend this one if you are learning to connect the characters and tell a story within the cards. Why ? Because the story in each card is already there you just have to make the connections ! Great to start learning larger spreads and why not even try a full on 10 card Celtic Cross.

1) Rider Waite – Smith Tarot  (RWS) by Rider Waite and Pamela Coleman Smith

The WorldOf course this had to be the first one ! One it is the one that inspired the majority of the modern English Tarot tradition decks (the French Tradition does not have pictures in the minor arcana cards) and there are just soo many books out there about it. It is the “industry standard” deck. Easy to find information about the meaning of each card, and it is the most commonly used deck by many of the professional Tarot readers and Authors out there. So this is a very safe choice and perfect for a variety of things : 1 card a day, small spreads, large spreads, telling a story ! It really is my go to deck and the one I use in my Client readings !

Now some people might have come across a beautiful deck called The Wild Unknown Tarot. The reason I don’t recommend this one for beginners is because the symbology cannot really be matched to the classic RWS which makes understanding the cards more difficult. It does come with a beautiful booklet, but you have to be very good at listening and understanding your intuition if want to read with this one. Which is why I recommend this one for more advanced readers.

So there you go : you now have my top 5 tarot decks for beginners ! 

Tell me which one is your favorite ?


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You’ve won and lost battles, but you still stand – Astro / Tarot Forecast

You’ve won and lost battles, but you still stand –  Astro / Tarot Forecast

Did you know that our minds love rituals ? Not necessarily spiritual rituals, but a form of routine that breaks an ongoing action.

It helps us shift from one energy into another and it gives us time to integrate the progress.

For example, since the beach re-opened here in Bali, Mathias (my partner) and I enjoy going for a little sunset walk at the end of the day to cut from work and allow ourselves to get into the mood for a cozy night.

And as our time here in Southeast Asia comes to an end, we are really taking the time to acknowledge all the blessings and learnings we have received for the past few months. IT hasn’t been always easy, being far from family and friends, quarantine but it has had its share of positivity too. I mean surfing without a wetsuit in a 30° Celsius water, what could beat that ? 

But don’t let me take you away from the important energies surrounding us for the next seven days ! Check out next week’s Astrology Forecast below :

FORECAST  HIGHLIGHTS : 

Monday – Jupiter  Conjunct Pluto 24° of Capricorn JUNE 30th

We start the week as Jupiter the planet of expansion, blessings and optimism comes together with Pluto the planet of death, rebirth, transformations and transmutations the changes that we have been seeing in a collective level will begin to feel even more real and everlasting. Hopefully, since Jupiter is such a positive planet, we will start seeing how positive these changes really are for the long term. 

Tuesday – Saturn goes back into Capricorn 

A planet of responsibilities and discipline, Saturn which has been retrograde in Aquarius, goes back to Capricorn and stays there making sure we are keeping up with our promises and doing the work we have to do to evolve. Saturn transit is often feared because it makes you work hard to be able to enjoy the benefits. It understands that hard work pays off and the important role of delayed gratification. In Capricorn, this energy is extra strong and is reminding us of our responsibilities and discipline ! Pull out that to do list ! It’s about time you start checking off some items.

Weekend – July 5th Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 4:44 GMT in 14° Capricorn

And why not close the week with a blast. We are finally wrapping up a cycle of crisis and changes that we have started on July 12th 2018 ! Can you remember what was your life back then ? This Full Moon and Eclipse are here to stir a few last things up and make sure we release Capricorn’s authoritarianism and need for control to fully embrace the nurturing, intuitive, caregiving side of ourselves. Not only individually but also collectively. These set of Eclipses won’t happen for another 9 years, so whatever we are finishing up now we started way back in 2011. As Justin Timberlake says it goes around.

The card of the Week :

5C6E31F4-527B-4FEC-BB6D-C2AEF76F6B0A9 of Wands Reversed

Can you believe how far we’ve come and how many battles we’ve had since the beginning of the year ? It’s definitely exhausting and we are still hurt and trying to recover from all that has been going on. Inside we are feeling low in energy, but we KNOW that there is a light at the end of tunnel and despite all the hardships we are still standing. We stand together. This card is asking us to reflect and acknowledge all that we have gone through, all the adjustments we have made, all the battles we’ve won and lost but is also reminding us that through these lessons we still know how to get up back to our feet.

Stay strong, harness your gifts, hold on to your passion, better times will come.

 


 

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