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A Tarot Deck for Everyone

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I firmly believe that there is a tarot deck out there for everyone. I realized this as I was looking down at my Joie de Vivre deck and wondering, “What kind of person would choose this deck?” Someone that is fun-loving and appreciative of the whimsy in life.

I’ve said before that when choosing a tarot deck for yourself, you must choose something that you really like the art on, otherwise you won’t build a strong connection with your deck. No strong connection, and you won’t have the mind-blowing experience of a truly accurate and catered tarot reading. I would liken it to the selection process of a wand in the Harry Potter universe… sometimes it truly is the deck that picks the wizard, and not the other way around!

So, how do you choose a tarot deck, or how do you know if a tarot deck is choosing you?


Choosing a Tarot Deck


  • Does the imagery appeal to you?
  • Do the Major Arcana cards “speak” to you in a symbolic language or theme you personally resonate with or understand?
  • Do certain cards in a deck appeal to you?
  • Do the Minor Arcana cards have a storyline running through each suit you can understand and follow from Ace to King?


When the Tarot Deck Is Choosing You


  • Watch out for the synchronicity of clusters of “threes”: if you keep hearing about a certain deck, from different spaces and places, it may be a signal that deck wants to work with you.
  • Someone hands you a deck… literally. I’ve heard of quite a few readers that have had their first tarot deck plopped in their lap!




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Has a tarot deck “called” out to you? Have you been drawn to one deck, and how? Share your experiences in the Comments section below.

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