9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Won't hold your interest for long,
By A Customer
This review is from: Starter Tarot Deck (Cards)
I bought this deck before really knowing anything about tarot, and now I wish I had chosen a bit more carefully. The pictures on the cards are very simple and are of the "pip" variety, so it is difficult to develop your own associations. Also I find I have become a little too dependant on the keywords and meanings actually printed on the cards themselves. Now I have found out a bit more about tarot, I would prefer to rely more on my own feelings about the cards, rather than just what is written on them. I've only had the deck for about 2 months, but already want to move on to a deck which "speaks" to me a bit more. I was hoping to learn the basics from this deck, but I found I still needed help from a book..... my advice, buy a book first, then choose your deck. Many beginners books include advice on choosing a deck anyway. Starting with a more traditional deck may be more complicated at first, especially as you will have to refer to a book on a regular basis, but probably worth it in the long run. Try a book like "Step-by-Step Tarot" by Terry Donaldson for example, which helps you get to know the cards for yourself.