Playing catch up on #tarotthursdaythree! Today’s questions were shared by the lovely Alaina over at ExploringlyYours.com, be sure to check out her post here. This writing challenge/experience is hosted by Julia over at SpiralSeaTarot.com, check out her post here.
And now on to my post.
1. How do you feel about the Rider-Waite-Smith (RWS)?
I love the RWS tarot, it is my “old faithful” deck, I feel very comfortable using it to read for others and myself. There is so much to learn, I don’t think I have scratched the surface of the symbolism, but I like that it speaks to my intuition. Most of my decks follow the RWS system. I only have one RWS deck though, but have a few others on my long list of decks I want.
2. What was your beginning deck?
My very first deck was the Universal Rider Waite tarot. Before purchasing it I asked a few people I had just followed on Instagram for recommendations and they suggested the RWS but also said I could find one that picked my interest and spoke to my intuition, so I went for the “boring/safe” one. I have to say I am glad I did, because it helped me set a foundation.
3. Do all beginners need to start with the RWS (or clone), in your opinion? Why/why not?
I don’t think so. I think starting with something close would be good, but I do believe that starting with a deck you like will make all the difference between sticking with tarot and giving up. Besides, there are two other systems to learn out there, the Thoth and Marseilles tarot, so it’s not like the RWS is the only system. Eventually though, I do think it is a good idea to pick up a RWS deck and learn it.
An I’m off to write the next #tarotthursdaythree since I am a little behind. Thanks for stopping by!