Greetings Tarot friends !
This week I did a face to face reading that got me thinking about wether I prefer my all time favorite working deck : the Rider-Waite Tarot or my collection decks to read for seekers. Much to my surprise I came to the conclusion that even though I love collecting decks and pulling a card or two out of them for me from time to time, when things get serious and I need to focus for a reading the RWT is my best friend !
You might think that this would be because it was the first deck I ever bought so therefore I have a special connection with it, but interestingly enough it was not my first deck. That said, ever since I bought I started using it for studying the tarot and my connection with it definitely deepened.
I could’ve just kept this deck as study option, but when I had seekers come over for readings I found myself drawn to it. Not always, but a lot of the times and I wanted to figure out why I have this particular attraction to the Rider-Waite. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far :
- Because I use it to study tarot, it is the deck I’m most familiar with and therefore it is easier for me to intuit from it.
- The complexity and depth of symbolism and colours schemes in the Rider-Waite deck is such that it fits perfectly for every area of life *
- There is some invisible force/energy that calls me towards the RWT **
- A classic will always be a classic. There is a reason why this deck became so big and it was copied over and over.
I do have several other decks inspired by the RWT or not at all, but I still prefer the Universal Waite over any of these for readings. It is 100% my go-to, get-serious, let’s-dig-in deck.
Don’t get me wrong ! I love the wild unknown, happy tarot, mythic tarot, shadowscapes, crystal visions, damedarcy and other decks, I do read with them. But the RWT is just… It’s just so great !
What about you ? Do you have a go-to deck ? Please leave a comment below and tell me which is your favorite deck !
* Whilst some of my decks are
(mono-focused) area oriented being great for either relationships, or career, or personal development, I’ve noticed that the Rider-Waite is a broad deck fitting all areas of life and types of questionings and answers (for me at least).
**I’m not one 100% sure I believe in this invisible energy/force that calls me towards the RWT, at least not coming from the cards. Perhaps it’s more like the energies inside of me are pushing me towards it.