Here you will find 5 tarot decks by contemporary artists, each with its own style based on its creator’s background. Get readings from the Land of Mystereum, Tarot of the Masters, the Langustl, the bifrost, and the Duncan-Streeter. As an added bonus, you may also read your cards using the 2 most famous decks of antiquity: Rider-Waite and Crowley-Thoth.
How to Read Tarot Cards
Even if you have no experience reading tarot cards at all, reading your own cards is fairly easy. Tarot reading is similar to other forms of divination such as dream interpretation, which a lot of people do without even realizing it. The most important thing about reading is what the imagery means to you. Typically a reader asks a question and lays out the appropriate spread, a set of cards arranged in a particular pattern, which answers the query with symbolic art designed to trigger certain thoughts and feelings.
When a person first learns to read the cards, it is not important to have the card meanings memorized. What is important is to be open to the messages that come to you, to accept the messages whether positive or negative. If the artwork on a card seems confusing, the text meaning should give you a pretty good hint as to what the card means. With practice, a reader comes to know the tarot deck by heart, like second nature. Of course there are many decks by many artists, and each varies in structure both on the individual card level and as to the way that the deck is organized as a whole.
Many readers like to become highly familiar with a few of their favorite decks rather than to use a lot of different decks, as there are well over a thousand in existence today. The most common deck to learn first is the Rider-Waite-Smith, which was stripped of much the old-school Golden Dawn symbolism in favor of easy to read picture scenes. Most modern decks follow the simplistic RWS structure, which does not require the reader, or even the artist, to spend a lot of time learning centuries old symbolism and deck mechanics as in the traditional occult methods. A great way to begin learning how to read the cards is to do Majors-only readings until you are comfortable enough to move on to the full 78-card deck.
This site’s mission is to bring deck creators together with tarot fans by giving tarot artists an opportunity to put their decks online so fans may have the chance to experience their creations. Use the form at the top of this web page to get tarot readings. Select from a number of spreads and decks.