For centuries the Tarot has been a mystical and fascinating practice for the professional and the novice alike.
Its origin varies from culture to culture, but its deep message transcends all ancient and modern societies and has links to religion and in particular to the Kabbalah in Judaism.
The most popular modern deck is the Rider-Waite deck which is illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith back in the early 20th century. Now this deck may not be to everyone’s liking as it has so much symbolism contained in every card, but I feel if you really wish to unlock the hidden Universal message then this is a must go to deck.
Of course, there are now thousands of decks based on the original Tarot and by all means it is important to go with a deck that resonates with you, however if by chance you wish to enhance your reading skills be it for pleasure or professionally, I strongly recommend you familiarise yourself with the basic foundation and understanding that the Rider Waite deck offers.
Having said that any 78-card deck based on the original Tarot still has the relevant information and guidelines essential to knit all the information together.
Then of course we have the Lenormand and Oracle cards, but I will be covering those in a future post.