Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Looking for a Tarot deck

So a couple of weeks ago, I attended the Alive! Expo. It was the first time I'd gotten to go, had been trying to go for like the last 5 years. But somethings are worth the wait. The expo itself was interesting with all the vendors promoting their healthy or eco-friendly wears. But to my surprise tucked away was a little Psychic expo. There was a little shop set up with some crystals and gem stones, jewelry and a few other odds and ends. They also had Tarot card readers. Each having a different specialty of sorts.

After much deliberation and inner battling and a final "go for it mom" from my wee one, I decided to get my cards read. I had 2 bad experiences in the past (about 20 yrs ago) where the lady who was doing the readings initially charged 20 bucks, and then as she was doing her reading proceeded to tell me things were getting unclear and in order for her to be able to 'clear it up' I "NEEDED" to give her 200 bucks. Now mind you this happened twice on 2 separate occasions months apart....but any way

Despite the negative experience, I went for it. I was asked who I wanted to do the reading and as I looked around them I was unsure until I looked eyes with Sheri. I knew she was the one to do it. So I booked my reading then wandered around for 20 minutes. Finally my turn came and I sat down with Sheri. First she had me shuffle the deck and while I did that, she did a mini birth reading for me based on my date of birth. It pegged me to the T...she knew me, what I was like, it was just WOW!

Then after that we got to the card reading itself. The first thing that impressed me was that she asked me no leading questions, not even what did I want to know. We let the cards speak, and speak they did. She saw things in the cards that no one knows. She was very good and spot on with everything.

The one thing she told me was I needed to get myself a Tarot deck and start learning to read the cards, and to practice a lot. What she didn't know was that I had been feeling like I needed to buy a deck and learn. So she just reaffirmed what I knew.

Now here's my dilemma... I don't know a thing about reading Tarot. I am not sure what deck to get...I do know though that I am not attracted in the least to the Rider-Waite deck. Ones that seem to appeal to me are the Druidcraft Deck, The Gilded Tarot, Pagan Tarot, Shadowscapes Tarot. I need one that will be easy to learn with, but I also know the deck has to call to me. I don't want to be too impulsive and pick one at random just to get a deck. I don't have a local metaphysical shop to go to and the Books-A-Million here only has a small selection. I've thought of buying online, but I don't know of any affordable good pagan sites. I checked out some that were suggested on my other blog, but I didn't see anything I liked or it was more than I could spend.

So that's only part of where I'm at right now...I'll save the rest for another post.


Kat said...

I have many sets including all three of Ciro's that I completely LOVE. As odd as it is, I get the best readings from the mystic dreamer set. Im not sure why, but those cards have never let me down. Don't be surprised if you dont connect with your first set of cards right away. You may find some are better for reading other people and some work best with past lives, etc.

Lori Green said...

Hi Ellie,
I enjoyed reading your post. Have you looked at this site? Http:// There are lots of reviews and many, many decks that you can see pictures of. Good luck finding your deck.
Lori. X