I love this tarot deck. True, the cards are not what one would consider traditionally beautiful, but they are quite incredible in their own right. There is a lot of symbolism in the cards, and one of my favorite things about this deck is that it incorporates many different religious beliefs into the pictures. It may be a little difficult for a beginner, but it is worth the time to learn it. I use this deck when I need advice or council in nearly every aspect of my life, and it has always helped me. The only reason I would not give this 5 stars is because the book that comes with the deck is not very detailed. This deck would be perfect with one of the many other tarot books out there. I use this book with Dorothy Morrison's "Everyday Tarot Magic."