It’s enough to make you wonder….
Choosing the right tarot deck is a wonderful adventure…You know the scene. A week or more wondering which deck of cards to get. Finally cards in hand overwhelmed with excitement you shuffle, lay the cards out and now you’re wondering what they mean. An insence stick later you’re searching the internet only to find three different people saying three different things…
After a bit of this, “Wonder,” isn’t really the right word to describe what you’re going through anymore. If by some chance you were just getting started with studying one of the occult sciences such as astrology, Kabbalah, alchemy, etc. You may be more confused than the person that’s just left with a bunch of wonder.
It’s important to keep in mind that a deck of tarot cards is a tool. Regardless of what the person who owns them purchased them to do they were created with a specific task in mind. Things are going to go a lot easier for you if you have purchased the right tool for the task at hand.
Some decks were created for playing games and slowly turned in to being used for divination, others were created for performing magic rituals, some for just studying the occult arts and attaining a level of enlightenment, there are decks for just studying astrology, alchemy, Kabbalah, various combinations, and more. But for the most part the large majority of decks of tarot cards are clones of the three most prominent “classic tarot” decks.
“When the wrong man uses the right means, the right means work in the wrong way.” Chinese proverb
The tarot is the means to an end. so it’s pretty important to make sure you’re the right person for that deck. Or else your tarot deck will be full of ambiguity and skewed results when you use it. Which would be a shame since tarot cards exist, in great part, to remove the ambiguity involved with purely intuitive divination.