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Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : I found two different Tarot Card Sets, Wood and I believe Waite. Which would you recommend for a beginner.?

I went to Barnes and Noble Online and there are so many Tarot card sets with directions, I am not sure which to buy can anyone suggest the best set to buy. Also what is the difference between Celtic card sets and the other sets. Is Celtic a good set also for a beginner?

Answer by lolwut
I would definitely say get your hands on a Waite deck,
They’re excellent for beginners.

Oh, and Celtic sets are no different from other sets, all sets work the same way, they just have different illustrations and designs. Some of the symbolism might be changed around a bit, though.

Answer by Lil Mena.6.4 all da est of us!
I am an eperienced tarot reader since i was 5 years old. My mother started me off by useng goddess cards or oracle cards because you need a minimum of years worth of experience before using the death card. i suggest that you really consider using the basic set. Don’t buy cards online because they have no magical value. Buy from a local witchcraft shop because those ones are actually worth using. Celtic is more advanced than beginer, so use goddess cards or oracle cards, then move on to celtic cards, then go to a proper fortune teller and aske her to recommend a deck by a proper supply store.

Celtic is a ten card reading with a special map layout.

Answer by ziplizard
Both the Robin Wood Tarot (that what you meant by ‘Wood’, right?) and Rider-Waite are based off of the Rider-Waite symbolism so both should be easy to learn as you can find books easily that explains the symbols.

Personally I would pick the Waite. My main reading deck is the Universal Waite (a recoloring of the original Waite).

Also, if the tarot ‘set’ you’re buying doesn’t come with a book, I suggest paying a few extra dollars for the card and deck set if there is one.

You can see some of the cards from each deck here:
Robin Wood: http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/robin-wood/index.shtml
Rider-Waite: http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/rider-waite/

Also, that’s a great website for beginner (and advance) tarot readers. Check out the forum for some real fun.

PS: Don’t threat over tarot myths (like your first deck has to be a gift or there is a certain way you have to shuffle). You can read all the fake myths here for a good laugh: http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.php?t=85841

Answer by Goblin g
I myself, personally like the Rider-Waite Tarot Card deck best myself. This being said, however, it really is all up to you in whichever deck you feel most comfortable with.

Have a lovely rest of the evening. Bright Blessings.

Answer by erisian trubble
I personally love the Robin Wood deck, but it does vary significantly from the Rider-Waite. I always recommend a Waite deck (Rider, Universal, there are a couple others) for beginners for the simple reason that this is the deck that MOST manuals and books use to illustrate concepts, so it saves you having to do the translation from the picture in the book to the card you have in your hand.

Once you have the basics down with the Waite, start looking at other decks. A great way to transfer a skills to new decks is to do your layout with the new deck, then find the same cards in a more familiar deck and lay them next to the cards from the new deck.

Also, a great source for getting started (which uses the Waite deck for illustrations, is Debbie Bunning’s Learning the Tarot:

Answer by TotalRecipeHound
Most of the Tarot books are based on the Ryder-Waite-Smith deck. Honestly, I’d start with that first and later pick a set that speaks to you better.

Answer by Olivia
Any set that calls to you is good for you to begin with (My first set was the Gilded Tarot; it’s beautiful). Regardless of what you choose, make sure it comes with its book and make time to study your deck. Be aware that most readers have several decks of cards because each deck has its own purpose/messages.

Of the two you mentioned, I’d suggest Waite, which seems to be the basis of inspiration in the majority of sets. Also for a beginner, I would recommend oracle cards. They aren’t–usually–as dense in symbolism, but they are equally effective in meditation/divination

Answer by SadharaSatguru

The right deck for you is the deck you like the most.

The Rider Waite will be the easiest to buy books for.


Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : In tarot, what does the “The Lovers” card reversed mean in the outcome/future position?

I have done a few tarot readings about meeting my half-brother (sane father who was forced to give him up in a divorce but raised me) for the first time soon (i am 22 and he is in his early 30’s). I get “The Lovers” tarot card in reverse in the outcome position everytime. What does that mean?

Answer by Vic
Reversed Lovers Tarot Card Meanings
The Lovers reversed indicates that you are avoiding responsibility for the consequences of your own actions. You have made a rushed decision based purely on your desire for instant gratification and now you are trying to lay the blame on others or on fate. You must do what you can to make amends but if this is not possible, let the past go and resolve to make better choices in the future.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Is there a difference between Tarot and Oracle cards aside from tarot being more traditional symbolism & size?

I have a friend who told me some people dont like to use tarot because it means things more literally like for instance Death means a death will happen but if death shows up in an oracle death is just means a passing of something into something else. She said bad things happen if you dont do what tarot cards say and oracle cards are more guidance. Is this right or was she just mistold?

Answer by j p
both do essentially the same thing.

Answer by Mystic
Yes, there is a difference, one is a divinational tool and other other is an oracles. Divinational tools shift with the times, combinations, changes as time changes, very reflective. Oracles have a set meaning, and one needs to look within the meaning to see how it fits in their lives.

As for death meaning death in the tower… whom ever told you this is misinformed. I am a professional reader, and use the tarot for over 40 years, death does not mean literal death. You would need more cards than a death card to suggest that.

Answer by ChainLightninG
Tarots is an old real card game with real rules. Only in the last century were they used as divination. Oracle cards are just fortune telling cards. Being able to purchase psychic ability must be blissful.

Answer by Ding-Ding
Both are actually considered divination. Tarot focuses on all areas of life, the good the bad the ups the downs, etc. Oracle cards focus more on the positive aspects of life. Gratitude, happiness, generosity, etc. Tarot was initially a card game in Italy. Oracle cards were developed much later for inspiration. Tarot has always had 78 cards whereas Oracle decks have any number of cards, usually not more than 55 or so.

The tarot deck has an older history and reflects that background. The images can be terrifying, however, that is simply to get your attention, and it does. Your example “Death” is erroneous. It means a passing away or a loss, not simply death. In time this too, shall pass, the good AND the bad. It takes several cards to signify an actual death, and several readings to verify the possibility. But time and attitude changes everything. The cards usually have a work-around or a “heads-up” effect for/on the reader or querent.

She may have been mistold, mislead, or herself misunderstood what was said.

I have found using the tarot is a little like being an EMT. There is the initial shock, then the understanding of what can be done to set things right. What is true for today is changed by tomorrow.

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