I have six decks that I use, and I feel that each of them represent a different aspect of myself. In this post, I’ll discuss the six decks and what they symbolize to me.
The traditional Rider Waite tarot deck represents the very basic aspects of who I am. I am a human being with human emotions. I am made up of skin and bones and muscle and organs just like everyone else. If cut, I bleed. I use this deck if my question has to do with the very basic of human nature as it will provide me with the most traditional tarot explanations that won’t need much interpretation to understand.
My 2nd deck is Tarot of the New Vision. What I love about this deck is that it takes the traditional Rider Waite tarot deck and does a complete 180. You now see the same scene but from behind the card, showing a new perspective on a traditional scene. To me this card represents my constant search for fresh perspectives, and a means to add another layer to the already complex meanings of each tarot card. I use this deck when I feel stuck in one-track mind and need a different point of view.
The next deck that I present is one that also represents a different perspective of my life; the Gay Tarot deck. The purpose of this deck should be fairly obvious, but if it isn’t I’ll just simply state that I am gay! It doesn’t define who I am, but it is a part of me that I embrace and love, and due to that I wanted to have a gay deck. This deck is a difficult one to read, and I don’t use it often, primarily because the interpretations take on their own definitions. I mainly use this deck only when I want to ask a question surrounding the gay aspects of my life, otherwise I keep it aside.
Deck number 4 is actually the first of these decks that I bought and it is my Steampunk Tarot. There was a reason I was drawn to this deck, as I have an interest in observing the darker side of life, and I love creativity. This deck shows a fantastical aesthetic to the more traditional Rider Waite definitions of each card. While I used it a lot at first, I primarily only have this deck as a novelty item and don’t have a specific time when I use the deck. Primarily it’s just whenever I want to visit a good friend.
Another deck that I have which also represents my creativity is the Shadowscapes Tarot deck. I am almost scared to use this deck as it is so beautiful and intricate. This represents the light of my creativity, which is in direct opposition of the Steampunk tarot. To me this deck also provides a sense of fantasy, but focuses on the beautiful detail of life and the inspiration that is all around us. I use this deck when I need a spiritual question asked.
The final deck that I use represents a quirkier side of my personality and that is the Mona Lisa Tarot. This deck is all sorts of weird, yet extremely smart at the same time. There are cards that can be offensive, and interpretations that can be confusing to the traditional definition, but that’s what makes this deck so amazing. The scenes are completely thought out, and it provides a complete twist to the reading that might not have been presented with any other deck. I primarily use this deck when I want to challenge myself.
These are the decks that represent the different aspects of my personality. I may end up getting more in the future, but for now you will see me using these six decks throughout my readings.