People often ask me which Tarot Decks I prefer. I own several, but the one I use most consistently for readings is the Rider Waite Deck. It’s the most popular one, the one that many books are based on – and many other tarot designs play off. I replace my deck about once a year or sooner if I see they are getting frayed. I actually use the Rider Waite Radiant, which is identical to the traditional Rider Waite deck but with prettier/brighter colors.
If you are very familiar with the Rider Waite, you might find the New Vision deck by Lo Scarabeo charming – it shows the expected Rider Waite drawings, but from behind, giving them a cheekier perspective.
I love that there are so many variations out there, so many different perspectives to see. Above is the wonderful Housewives Tarot. That devil card is perfect!
I have been doing more and more skype readings lately. I still need you to shuffle the cards, so I encourage people to buy or borrow a deck, then they do the shuffling and lay out and I do the interpretation. It doesn’t matter to me which deck people use but if you are new to tarot, then the Rider Waite is usually the best place to start.