5 Decks of Tarot Cards for Beginners

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Great decks to get you started!

Beginner Tarot Cards

There are many reasons people become interested in tarot. They feel lost and need guidance in their life. Perhaps it is part of their spiritual practice or maybe they love the artwork. Whatever the reason, you have to start somewhere. This list of 5 tarot decks for beginners will help you find the right first deck of tarot cards for you based on what's important to you.

Do you value the classic? What about something a little more familiar? Or do you consider yourself a witch and want to stick closer to your roots? Don't worry because we've selected tarot decks for all of those!

Get out your crystals and snuggle up in your favorite spot because these tarot decks are just the beginning!

1. Smith-Waite Tarot Deck

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A deck first created in 1909 by Pamela Colman Smith, the Smith-Waite Tarot Deck is a great deck for beginners. Not only does it have a very classic tarot feel, but the deck's smaller size makes it easier to shuffle and get accommodated with using tarot cards.

This deck is recommended for people that like to try the "classic" first.

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2. Shadowscapes Tarot Deck

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The Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law with art by Barbara Moore is a dreamy tarot and perfect for fans of fantasy and science fiction. The mini book that accompanies the deck is straight forward and gives beginners a very good overview of some tarot spreads to get them started.

This deck is recommended for folks that are vivid dreamers.

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3. Everyday Witch Tarot

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Released in 2017, Deborah Blake's Everyday Witch Tarot is an updated version of the Rider-Waite deck, billed for the modern witch. It is approachable, easy to use, and features gorgeous illustrations by Elisabeth Alba.

This deck is for people that anyone that has witchy leanings.

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4. The Linestrider Tarot

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The art of Siolo Thompson's Linestrider Tarot takes a minimalist approach, which is just one of the reasons the deck is so approachable for beginners. Another is the excellent book that comes with the deck, chock full of information about individual cards, spreads, and more!

Minimalists and those that like simple yet meaningful things will want to give this deck a try.

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5. Tarot of Pagan Cats

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The Tarot of Pagan Cats is perfect for cat lovers. Cats have long been known to see more than humans can, making them ideal for tarot cards. Lo Scarabeo's deck features lovely illustrations of cats and even comes in a mini deck.

People that love animals will be interested in this deck, but it is really for people that are interested in magic.

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