If you have decided to buy your first deck of Tarot cards, you’ll find that the choices can be a little overwhelming.
These days it is common for people to go online to source their Tarot cards, so it does not matter if you have no access to shops selling cards. The one thing that has been lost, though, is the personal touch when it comes to selecting a deck. Most psychic tarot readers will tell you that the selection of tarot card deck will not necessarily affect the outcome of the reading.
Where a few years ago many people would have visited a store and spoken to the owner about their selection, taking into account the owner’s recommendation, browsing online is a different experience.
You can select your own deck based on how they look, and know in advance what you're getting. But it is useful to get guidance from others so if you’re opting to buy your deck online it’s useful to refer to online forums where the relative merits of different decks are discussed. People are willing to share their experiences, and it pays to take some time to consider the options if you are buying your first deck as you could potentially be using them for decades.
It can help to short-cut the process if you take a look at the most popular decks first. There are a number of sites that list their decks according to popularity, giving explanations for each.
Cost may well be a factor in choosing a deck, but most people are guided by the designs of the cards, the make-up of the deck (how many cards, how many suits etc) and the companion materials available.
You can go to an online retailer and often see reviews written by previous customers. They will talk about the merits of the design, but also assess how user-friendly the deck is.
There are many decks that come packaged with companion manuals, which explain everything from tarot basics to advanced interpretation. For a first-time buyer, this is very helpful. There are certain theories that can be used regardless of which deck you are using, but the person who created the deck will have put a lot of time and effort into their practicality and ease of use.
However, learning to read Tarot cards is something that will take plenty of time and effort, so you could opt to buy a pack that has almost no accompanying information and read a book or watch a video to help get you started.