The Gilded Tarot
This is my main deck currently and the one I use for a majority of the readings given.
The imagery and symbolism of the deck works really well with intuitive readings. There are so many emotions almost created within the imagery, and seems to lend itself to specific feelings during the reading. As an intuitive reader, I really like this aspect of reading with this deck.
I really like using this deck for a daily card pull on the site, as well as for meditation. I can focus on the card’s image and read message its trying to send me. Because of the astrological symbolism on some of the cards, I can incorporate astrology into the interpretation as well, as see what that may be trying to me within the reading.
The Housewives Tarot
If requested, or I feel it is warranted based on the query, I also use the Housewives Tarot, created by Paul Kepple and Jude Buffum. This deck just SCREAMS 1950s retro! The deck features the campy symbolism of 1950-era commercials, food, and lifestyle. It comes in a snappy gingham-clad recipe box that even includes vintage recipes!
In spite of all the camp, kitcsh and cutesy, the deck also is a serious tool for divination. The clarity with which it can impart information is almost uncanny. The images are from every day life (albeit a 1950s everyday life) rather than abstract images from which you must try and discern meaning. This provides easy-to-understand readings that get to the heart of a matter in a very no-nonsense way.
The World Spirit Tarot
This is probably favorite deck, and I save this deck for special occasions, but I am happy to use it if someone requests it. I love this deck, because of the wonderful diversity it displayed throughout. The nods to world cultures, the rough woodcut print and even the feel of the cards is wonderful.
I get very accurate readings with this deck, so it is great tool when I do use it. I also love using it as a meditation tool and sometimes just to look at the cards for inspiration.
The Rider-Waite Deck
Most are familiar with this tried-and-true favorite, in fact, the Rider-Waite deck, more than any other, is usually a reader’s first deck.
If the images of the other decks may be too vague or strange for a querent, I will use this deck to make them more comfortable during the reading.
I enjoy reading with this deck as well, because it is like curling up with an old favorite book for yet another wondrous journey through its pages.