Last week, I shared your top ten tarot cards, as chosen by the 520 people among you who took my recent wee survey.
It’s been so great reading through your answers, finding out what really makes you tick, why you love the cards you love.
This week, I’m presenting your top ten tarot decks!
Here they are, in order of preference. Altogether you mentioned over 150 decks in the survey – is your favourite below? Let us know in the comments!
1. The Wild Unknown Tarot
Kim Krans’ beautiful, sparse and modern tarot is beloved by many. Along with my Rider-Waite-Smith (in second place) this is my favourite deck too – it’s the one I use for most of my readings.
2. Rider-Waite-Smith (including Centennial and Radiant versions)
Many of you said this was the deck you learned with – and the one you keep coming back to. That’s my experience too – whenever I feel a little detached from my cards, or lost, or I just need to talk to a really good friend, I come back to Pamela Colman Smith’s distinctive illustrations and everything seems to make sense.
3. The Shadowscapes Tarot
I was so excited to see Stephanie Piu-Mun Law’s beautiful fine-art deck coming out so high in the poll – it’s another of my favourites. It was the second deck I ever got, marking the moment that I realised there was more than one way to read a card (imagine that!)
It also has a book written by the wonderful Barbara Moore (and it’s worth getting the deck purely for this!)
4. The Collective Tarot
Lovers of this pioneering deck were divided into two camps – those who joyfully proclaim they have a copy…and those who wring their hands and pray for the day it will be published again. Whether you own it or not, a lot lot lot of you love this radical, queer tarot.
The Collective Tarot is out of print, but if you’re on my mailing list, I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as I hear about a reprint (there’s a rumour going round right now…)
5. The Fountain Tarot
It was great to see this deck coming out so highly, considering it was only published a few months ago! Fans are in love with the detailed illustrations, muted yet powerful colours and the feeling of ‘connectedness’ they find in these cards.
6. The Wildwood Tarot
This nature-based deck has a cult following of folks who use it to feel more in tune with seasons and natural rhythms. It’s based on the Wheel of the Year, combining seasons, ancient festivals, elements and a revisioned system of tarot to provide really thought-provoking readings.
7. The Motherpeace Tarot
I don’t have the Motherpeace Tarot – one of the first feminist tarot decks and one of the first to have round cards – but plenty of you do.
Read a guest post about this deck here: Motherpeace: Watercolours of the Second Wave
Tarot of the Silicon Dawn
Egypt Urnash’s sci-fi, trans-friendly, deviant, kinky, brilliant little deck is divisive, but those of you who love it, absolutely adore it.
The Dreaming Way Tarot
Aww, I’m so glad this snuck in at the end, it’s another of my own favourites! Quirky, modern, and incredibly insightful, this is another I turn to for client readings. It’s also the best-dressed tarot around, in my opinion!
The Prisma Visions Tarot
Another that I don’t have, so again, over to you. If you’re among the many who love this deck, do you fancy writing a review or a post about it? Let me know!
So – what about you? Are your favourites listed above? Let us know!
I’m a 30-something writer, artist, tarot reader, and perpetual explorer of the space between thought, feeling, and action.
I believe that spirituality and ritual are for everybody. I’m about the journey, in all of its messy, non-linear, chaotic iterations. I am excited by anticapitalist business and living with my whole entire self present. I use tarot cards to bring forth hidden truth, and ritual to affirm my commitment, over and over, to my ever-shifting path.