The 10 Best Tarot Card Decks
This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in April of 2020. Although science cannot confirm whether fortune telling devices, like tarot card decks, magic 8 balls, and Ouija boards, really reveal glimpses of the future, down-to-earth researchers can easily comment on their superficial qualities. Comparing features such as illustration, card composition, and other considerations, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best for your convenience. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
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Outside the realm of superstition, items such as tarot decks and Ouija boards pose no immediate physical threat to users. Just like astrology, it’s better to think of any form of fortune telling as a fun way to pass the time introspectively, and not as a reliable or realistic way to forecast the future. We in no way suggest you use tarot card readings to guide your decision making in the real world.
While there are many wonderful tarot decks out there, we sadly can’t include them all here. Other than The Rider-Waite, Kawaii Magic, and Miss Cleo Power, most of the options listed have boxes that are as much a part of the set as a good cover is on a hardbound book. Think of the other three as being included because they’re still wonderfully illustrated and printed despite the shortcomings of their containers. Just imagine how they’d do if they had a more substantial, gilded box like The Keegan Illuminated or Mystic Mondays, both of which would look great on a shelf mixed in with a nice book collection.
Tarot Heritage While purchasing tarot cards, learning how to use them, and performing actual tarot readings are all one leg of the beast, we know there's those of you out there who want to see the creature in full. Where do tarot cards come from? How far do they date back? What's with all the different types of decks? These and many other questions are addressed in a range of articles on this historically-focused site. tarot-heritage.com
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