3. Do you have more than one deck that you use, and, if so, do you have a favorite? If not, why do you like the deck you have chosen?
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I feel like if I had a lot more moving capital I’d buy every deck that struck my fancy.
As it stands I have 6 working decks and 2 retired decks. I find I favor them for different things. One of the retired decks I spoke about previously in this challenge The Spiral Tarot.
I don’t think I have a favorite, I reach for different decks for different things.
The Wild Unknown Tarot
I have the second more colorful edition of this deck. I love that are no people in the deck, well; no human people. This my favorite deck for shadow work, introspection, and journaling. The divergence from traditional imagery makes me reconsider the cards and help me think about the relations between cards.
Universal Waite Tarot Deck
This is a riff on the “traditional” Smith-Waite deck. I have mostly retired this deck. It was the deck I bought to replace The Spiral Tarot circa 2005.
I use this deck to read for others. I was a bit disappointed that it does not have more body diversity.
The Smith-Raider-Waite Tarot
I use this deck as well to read for others. Generally if I get this deck out I’m reading for strangers.
Oh my is this deck GORGEOUS. I love the flowy water colors, I love the purpley color palette. This is my travel deck. It lives in the bag I carry around. If I give a random reading or pull a card on the train this is the deck I’m reaching for.
The Wildwood Tarot
As you can see below this deck uses non-“standard” suits for it’s minors. It also renames several of the majors. I have had this deck for sometime; however, I am still getting to know it.
Tarot de Marseille 1736 (French Edition)
One of the oldest compleate Tarot decks this deck comes in many varieties. Below is Le Bateleur, “The Mountebank”, the first trump in the Tarot de Marseille. (image links to the wikipedia article it comes from, I could not find an image I like, new computer problems). I got this deck when the spouse and I were talking about Tarot history. I don’t use it regularly. I do use it when teaching.
Motherpeace Round Tarot (Mini)
I wanted a round deck really bad and when I saw this at the local witchy shop I had to get it. The mini deck fits well in my hands, which is important because it’s not easy to shuffle. I don’t use this deck often for reading, but I do reach for it when I want to meditate on one card quietly. I feel like the circles sort of encapsulate the ideas and helps me circle back to it.
30 days of Tarot challenge – by The Tarot Sybarite (Full list here).
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