What’s the best Tarot deck for you? There are endless options to suit your personality and aesthetic. Unleash your Big Deck Energy by finding the cards that most speak to you.
Tarot, Tarot, everywhere—how’s a muse to choose? We’ve spotted Tarot and divination decks everywhere from Etsy to the local occult apothecary to museum gift shops. But finding the one that matches your personality, aesthetic taste and expertise level can take a little research.
Each Tarot card deck has its own distinct charm and symbolism, and hey—nobody said you could have only one! Among Team Astrostyle our collections include inspirational decks for daily card pulls, traditional decks (because you gotta have at least one of those on-hand), and fun ones that we connect to on an energetic level, or simply because we love the artwork. Some Tarot imagery and color palettes are so beautiful, some of us have even bought framed, poster-sized replicas.
Still, if we must opine on this very personal journey for year, here’s what we recommend for your collection, based on your Tarot experience level.
Best Tarot Decks for Beginners:
Traditional Tarot decks, like the The Rider-Waite-Smith, feature classic imagery and are widely used for their rich historical significance. We recommend starting with this deck as you learn Tarot.
Spiritual seekers may also resonate with popular decks like the Crowley-Thoth Tarot Deck, renowned for its esoteric symbolism and deep spiritual insights.
Esoteric Tarot Decks (Intermediate Level):
Goddess and Divine Feminine Themed Decks:
Tarot Decks with Inclusive Motifs and Artwork
When you choose a Tarot deck, trust your intuition. Feel how its energy resonates with your emotions and spirit. Remember, the true power lies within you! The cards are simply tools to unlock your inner wisdom. Enjoy!
How to choose a Tarot deck if you’re not quite sure which one is right for you
Choosing a Tarot deck is a personal process, and totally subjective. As we mention above, different decks resonate with different individuals. Many people like to choose the artwork they like best. But if you want to consider more criteria, the following will help you:
Do a little homework: Read about different Tarot decks online (you could start with the ones we suggest or do your own searching). Read the reviews to see if the feedback about a deck resonates with you. And while artwork may not be your top criteria, aesthetics do play a role: look for tarot decks that catch your eye or appeal to your personal interests.
Consider your purpose: Why do you want to use Tarot? What do you hope to gain from it? Are you looking for personal growth, spiritual guidance or creative inspiration? Different decks may align better with your intentions.
Check the symbolism: Each tarot deck has its own symbols and symbolisms. Some decks adhere closely to traditional meanings, while others have a unique twist. Consider whether you prefer a deck that aligns with traditional tarot symbolism or if you’re open to something unconventional.
Handle tarot decks: Visit a metaphysical shop or attend a Tarot event where you can hold and shuffle different card decks. Hands-on experience can help you get a sense of the deck’s size, weight and feel in your hands.
Trust your intuition! Which is basically a theme of Tarot! What’s your gut feeling when you see or hold a tarot deck? Pay attention to how it makes you feel. If you get a good vibe, the deck is for you! If not, move on (there are SO many to choose from!)
Remember, there is no “right” or “wrong” deck, only the one YOU like. Once you find a deck you connect with, spend time studying the cards and developing your relationship with the deck’s energy.