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Difference between different Tarot decks?


dreamer
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I have been trying in the past six month to learn about Tarot and planing to buy a deck to explore it in practice 😊 

What is really the difference between different decks? Really a beginner here, would love to hear from you if anyone has any knowledge and can guide me through.

 
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Gnostic Serpent
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Posted by: @dreamer

I have been trying in the past six month to learn about Tarot and planing to buy a deck to explore it in practice 😊 

What is really the difference between different decks? Really a beginner here, would love to hear from you if anyone has any knowledge and can guide me through.

 

Such a nice move 😉

In short, the difference between Tarot systems is somehow like the difference between different language systems. As different languages are to be used for communication between humans, different Tarot systems are just different ways of communication with the Macro-Cosmic and Micro-Cosmic forces in this universe. Each mystical/spiritual system, depending on the underlying constitution and cosmogony (Cosmogenesis), might have its own Tarot system.

Some of the well-known decks for beginners are:

  • Rider Waite Tarot
  • The New Mythic Tarot
  • The Jungian Tarot
  • etc

Some of the well-known decks for Professionals are:

  • Thoth Deck
  • Ina Auederieth Tarot
  • Hermetic Tarot
  • The Golden Universal Tarot
  • Enochian Tarot
  • etc

Most of the Tarot systems are comprises of two parts : Major Arcana (Macrocosmic Map), Minor Arcana (Microcosmic Map). You can read more about the details here on our knowledgebase: Tarot


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Posted by: @gnostic-serpent

In short, the difference between Tarot systems is somehow like the difference between different language systems. As different languages are to be used for communication between humans, different Tarot systems are just different ways of communication with the Macro-Cosmic and Micro-Cosmic forces in this universe.

Thank you so much for this explanation. Brief but that is also what I understood based on my readings so far.

Based on your suggestions and my little background and interest on hermeticism, I went for the Hermetic Tarot 🙂 and I love it.

 

I have attached the pictures here! 😊 

 

Any suggestion on practices and how would be the best to utilize it? Open to receive your best practices ❤️ 


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@dreamer In short, I tend to consider two different use-cases for Tarot:

 - Divination: It is about using the Major and Minor Arcana to read on past, present, future frequencies. Different tarot spreads are being used to serve such purposes. To learn more I recommend you read Mirror of the Soul. A Handbook for the Aleister Crowley Tarot by Gerd Ziegler. Of course reading the The book of Thoth itself is also a must read.

 - Path Working: Using tarot, mostly Major Arcana, as an alchemical map or psychocosm. To analyse one's state of mind as part of one's magical practices. This is done in co-relation with the kabbalistic Tree of Life where each tarot relates to a path on the tree of life. 

To practice the path working, is to take on the practical Kabbalah or what is today practiced in terms of ceremonial magick.

 


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@shin Cool ! I was only working on the divination part and had no clue about the path working!

 

I actually have not read any of those books, thanks for tip 🙂 Will definitely look into them.

 

Thank you.


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