Hi guys. No idea how to introduce myself so I thought I'd just give a "time line" of my history with tarot.
I have been interested tarot since I was in my early teens and bought my first tarot deck when I was about 13 from my local newsagents at the time (gee that was twenty years ago now!) It was a tarot based on Shakespeare. The newsagents clerk at the time shamed me for buying it "You're too young, you shouldn't be messing with this etc" and I felt really guilted in to not doing anything with it, even though my mum bought the same deck as me. (I was a very consious teen I guess). I didn't feel any connection with the cards, and not being a giant Shakespeare buff didn't help either.
Fast forward to about my early twenties and I thought, lets give this tarot thing another go shall we? I bought the Animals Divine deck because I thought the animal images were lovely but I had a lot of trouble learning with this deck and kind of...didn't persue anything further.
A few years ago my mother was moving house and she gave me four of her tarot decks to hold on to while she was sorting out space. They were the Haindl, Rider-Waite-Snith, Spiral and a mini deck that had very simple images. I hardly looked at them, but I had a custom wooden tarot box I had found in a savers and decided to keep the Rider-Waite smith in it on display, it seemed like they were supposed to be in there somehow?
Fast forward to a few months ago and my friend gave a marceille tarot to her boyfriend as birthday present, and I mentioned how I always liked tarot, they seemed cool but I had no idea how to use them or anything. He gave me a link to little red tarot and that is where I saw the prisma visions deck and I knew I was gonna buy it XD. When it arrived I was enchanted by it, the art is so ethereal and love the idea of an extra card to make decks more "unique". I am reading some people don't like it but *shrugs* I do me.
I'm determined to learn tarot this time. It only took what, twenty years to get to this point?
Im going to also use my raider-white to help teach me, it has the most even and nuetral feel to it. I have also bought the marigold tarot but I feel it is slightly too advanced for me yet.
As for the other three my mother gave me, I ended up giving them back...I disliked the way the mini tarot felt in my hands, I could not get passed the purple borders on the spiral and the Haindl...repulsed me. Its odd but it made my stomach churn, it was odd.
I bought a tarot 101 book for myself, but I gave it to my mother because like me she has had decks for years and doesn't really know card meanings. She is not internet savvy so it will be better off with her.
So this is why I'm here, to learn. I'm also a collector of things so I'll probably also stumble on some decks reccomend here I really like.
Anyways, tltr, Hi!