Today’s Journey Tarot June 2019 Forecast

ARIES – It is time to give something up. You are through with it and do not need it anymore. It could be something physical or just worn out ideas that you have carried for too long. Be open to letting go.

TAURUS – There is a time for everything. Do not push yourself relentlessly. Take breaks and make certain you are remaining balanced. You accomplish less when you force it than you do after a rest.

GEMINI – A big decision arises this month. Depend on your own research and knowledge to decide. Do not take on more than you are comfortable with just because someone else thinks you should and can. You know best.

CANCER – Be as relaxed and aware as possible this month. There is an opportunity for you to learn something very important if you pay attention. This can change your life for the better.

LEO – In your rush to accomplishment, take a bit more time to verify your sources. There is some sense of dishonesty around you that may cause you to falter or even fail. Verify what you think you know and where your source is from.

VIRGO – Sometimes when we complete something, there is a letdown. Do not let this get out of control. Begin planning your next challenge or project right away. Use what you’ve learned to further your success.

LIBRA – It may be tough getting things done this month. Difficult energy keeps getting in the way. Do something fun instead and try again at another time. It will work out fine.

SCORPIO – Trust your inner self. It is not always right either, but it does have good intentions. Listen to your “different drummer”. It is not time to conform, it is time to grow.

SAGITTARIUS – Instead of trying to do it all, decide what is most important and begin there. We often hesitate to begin when the task seems overwhelming. Isolate and start small. One thing at a time.

CAPRICORN – It may get a bit confusing at times this month, but that’s nothing new. Choose not to get involved in the drama of others and you will have a good month. It is all about rising above the fray.

AQUARIUS – Do not complain about life. Every negative thing you say or think reinforces those things in your life. Find things to be grateful about. Find things that still inspire you. Readjust your perspective. It is easier than changing your life.

PISCES – Your mind is full of worries. The best distraction is to do something for somebody else. Getting your mind occupied with someone besides yourself is a great diversion. When your mind is free from worry, even for a little while, solutions can begin to occur to you. Helping others is the bonus.

Teresa Sue McAdams, co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot”, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide”, co-author of “Tarot Meditations, A Journal for Self Discovery”, and author of “Lessons, The Wisdom Within Each Moment”

Featured Card of the Day – 9 of Pentacles – 78 Tarot Mythical


Satisfaction, achievement, independence



Astrological Association

Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn


This past summer I got to visit a friend’s vineyard and learn all about wine and the plants and what it takes to grow them. It inspired me to say the least and I decided to make the Nine of Pentacles a Green Man (or a Green Woman in this case). This is a card about being self-sufficient, enjoying the luxury of what you have and how hard you have worked for it, so this Green Woman is basking in her own growth, her lush leaves and growing grapes.


Satisfied, even proud, a Green Woman looks out on the fruits of her labors. She has tended the vines, and now the harvest is more than even she ever expected. A falcon perches at her head, content and controlled, a symbol of her intellectual power. There’s always more you could be doing, but that doesn’t mean you should. You need downtime, to treat yourself, to remind yourself of the reasons WHY you work so hard. So stop, and relax, take the time to celebrate your achievements, to enjoy the success and independence that you’ve earned, secure in the knowledge that as long as you continue to work hard, you will continue to be able to treat yourself on occasion.


Dating back as far as ancient Roman architecture, there are many depictions of the Green Man in relation to Dionysus the leaf-crowned lord of the wilderness. These leaf-faced figures are thought to represent nature spirits and deities from a range of mythologies, including the folklore figures celebrated on May Day in Europe, the Celtic nature god Cernuous, and Pan in Greek mythology. Th e fruitfulness of this figure, with leaves literally covering his (or in this case her) face made us feel that she was an ideal image for this card.

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Tarot Predictions for July 20 to July 27, 2019

March 21 to April 20
Tarot Predictions for AriesDear Aries, This week, you will have an electrifying experience that will change your life in a way that it will not be the same again. It is the time for destruction and creation. These forces are a part of the raw divine nature emulated through Goddess Kali. Please understand that change is the only constant in life. Trying to prevent it is like trying to row upstream without a paddle. The lessons that you shall learn through these changing circumstances will be invaluable.It is a good time in the spiritual domain, as you shall be able to strip away the physical realm and connect with your spiritual self.
Lucky Number: 16
Lucky Color: Silver

April 21 to May 21
Weekly Tarot Predictions for TaurusDear Taurus, This week you might enter the dark night of the soul. Things seem hopeless and your connection to the divine seems distant. However, remember that it is darkest before the dawn. The wheel will turn and your life will take a positive turn. The cards advise you not to indulge in self-pity or act as a victim or martyr. In fact get up, dust yourself and get back in the saddle. What you have gone through was not without purpose. The great positive power within you can be used to learn from your pain and draw wisdom from difficult situations.
Lucky number: 10
Lucky Color: Sunshine Yellow

May 22 to June 21
Weekly Tarot Predictions for GeminiDear Gemini, This week you seem to be nostalgic, childlike, generous with love and affection, and, at times, naive. Your childlike and carefree attitude will increase your charm and attraction. Enjoy this time. You might be filled with nostalgia this week as you might visit your home town, or your old school or go for a college reunion. The cards also signify the return of a loved ones and the possibilities of reviving old relationships and friendships. For spiritual seekers the cards indicate the return of a twin soul, past life memories or the opportunity to gain wisdom from the past.
Lucky Number: 6
Lucky Color: Pink

June 22 to July 23
Weekly Tarot Predictions for CancerDear Cancerian, This week you might come across a sharp and logical person who will help you with his keen insight. He would be favorable for you and might help resolve your problem, professional or personal. The cards also advise you to solve a problem by directly approaching it and not letting your emotions drive you. Rather, approach things logically, dispassionately, and with forceful aim and let the chips fall where they may. At times, this is precisely what is needed and will yield the results you want. The cards also indicate a time when you shall have a thirst for knowledge. Students will do well this week.
Lucky Number: 6
Lucky Color: Light Blue

July 24 to August 23
Weekly Tarot Predictions for LeoDear Leo, This week your life seems to be out of balance, perhaps due to someone else’s selfish nature. Sometimes people assume a leadership role in your life without the required qualifications; they expect others to follow them when they haven’t earned any respect. Please break away from this person. Those who are in a relationship might feel partner has become possessive and dominating, taking away your individual freedom.This puts a tremendous strain on the relationship, so it is time to take action and build the relationship that you desire. It is also time to get rid of old habits, addictions, or anger issues.
Lucky Number: 4
Lucky Color: Electric Blue

August 24 to September 23
Weekly Tarot Predictions for VirgoDear Virgos, This week is a great time for learning. You might start attending college, school, or take up a professional course to enhance your skills at work. A mentor or guru might also enter your life. In fact, even life can teach you a few important lessons, if you keep an open mind.This is also an excellent time to get married or engaged. You have the blessing of your elders and the Almighty. It is also the time to follow the traditional path and do not incorporate a new or glamorous approach.
Lucky Number: 5
Lucky Color: Purple

September 24 to October 23
Weekly Tarot Predictions for LibraDear Libra, This week, It just seems that you are walking on a tight rope. You are trying to handle two opposing forces, people or situation. It seems that if you favor one the other will go for a toss and if you handle the other the first one will lose balance. This is the time your stability and patience will come handy. Stay calm…I know that things are difficult to handle but you are doing fine. Also do not be closed about your feelings. It is time to open your heart and express your true feelings.
Lucky Number: 2
Lucky Color: Forest Green

October 24 to November 22
Weekly Tarot Predictions for ScorpioDear Scorpions, This week the truth will be out. For those who have nothing to hide, will be offered rewards and recognition. The cards also focus on the divine law of karma. Remember that the events in your life that have worked out were meant to work out. Your current situation exists because of the decisions you have made and the actions you have taken in the past. You have what you deserve. In case you are involved in a litigation or law suit the result will surely be in your favor. It is also an auspicious time to sign new contracts or deals.
Lucky Number: 11
Lucky Color: Lavender

November 23 to December 21
Weekly Tarot Predictions for SagittariusDear Sagittarius, This week you need to take a stand and defend what you believe in. There is no need to be fearful, because most likely, it is our own inner demons that stop us from following our true beliefs. It is time to feel your fear, use it and ultimately conquer it. The world is full of strife, people will try and pull you down but you need to face everyone with faith and courage. Do not buckle under the gusty wind but sway like a bamboo. It doesn’t matter what hardships come your way, the cards show that you shall surely overcome them and be victorious.
Lucky Number: 7
Lucky Color: Light Green

December 22 to January 20
Weekly Tarot Predictions for CapricornDear Capricorn, This week focuses on love and relationships. Capris who are coupled may feel a lack of harmony. It seems as your partner thinks he or she is better than you or that his or her opinion is more important than yours. A few among you may be in a long distant relationship and it might be difficult to be with each other. There is also a chance that two people can know each other so well that the relationship becomes stale. A few Capricorn might be trying to enter in to a new partnership or relationship but are holding themselves back as they are not able to trust their partner completely.
Lucky Number: 2
Lucky Color: Light Green

January 21 to February 19
Weekly Tarot Predictions for AquariusDear Aquarius, This week you seem to be trapped in your own nightmare world existing at the edge of your sleep. You are fearing the worst. However, the cards prophesize ‘proffered guidance through the night of the soul’. So, you have a choice you can worry about your own nightmare,  or  you can confront your terrible dreams, fears and frightening projections. There’s a tumultuous time ahead,  you are  bound to have moments of fear and doubt, you may wonder ‘where is my life actually going?’ But just confront your fears and destroy the zombies and wights that are tormenting you.
Lucky Number: 9
Lucky Color: Maroon

February 20 to March 20
Weekly Tarot Predictions for PiscesDear Pisces,This week you may be a little disappointed as your wishes might not be fulfilled as you expected. Lady of Tarot feels that for you will see that you have everything you could imagine. However, there is a sense that there is still something amiss. Take a hard look at your situation, is it that your expectations may be unrealistic or you may not be actively doing anything to materialize your dream. You might feel that despite having everything, you are still unhappy. For some of you, plans to socialize might not fructify. Tiff with lover is also indicated.
Lucky Number: 10
Lucky Color: Yellow

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What if My Tarot Reading is Wrong?

September 19, 2017

You know your deck so well. You hold it in your hands often, and maybe even slept with it under your pillow. But for some reason, it’s given you a “bad” reading and thrown you for a loop. How could it be wrong? You heard the cards were never wrong.

Tarot is a marvelous, magical tool for intuitive insight. When the cards don’t give us a clear answer, it can be disheartening. What could be the matter?

First, check in with yourself. If you are not in a balanced mental state, the cards may be picking up your energy. This can happen because of a crisis or just because you didn’t slept well the night before.

If you are reading for someone else, and they’re giving you a look and a headshake for every card, be sure to ask them what your interpretation means to them. Together you can figure out how the card fits into the person’s life.

Another thing to consider is that a tarot reading is just a snapshot in time. As soon as you put your cards down and read them, the future can change based on what you learn. Sometimes what you think is a “bad” reading is you learning what you actually want, which may have been unclear before the reading. Tarot readings are not prophecies because we are never static.

Remember tarot readings are a mixture of present and future. If just part of the reading seems off, it could mean that those energies haven’t entered your life yet.

Lastly, and most importantly, consider that the energy of the cards is there… but the story you’re associating with may be wrong. This is easy to fall into if you use a certain deck for a while. For example, in Rider-Waite, the Ten of Swords shows a man stabbed in the back. If you were to read just what is pictured in the card, you’d see a betrayal. However, while each card represents a focused and isolated energy, realize that the energy is faceted. The Ten of Swords, being a 10 card, can simply mean the end of a cycle. Together with the suit of swords, it’s the end of a cycle of great upheaval and change. In this case, the Ten of Swords can actually be a relief.

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Twisted Tales of Tarot: Is That Card Following Me?

Is that tarot card following you? Haven’t you seen this reading before?

Chances are, if you get enough tarot readings, you’re going to see repeat cards. There are only 78 cards in the deck, and eventually you’re going to see most of them in a spread.

But what about those cards that keep popping up? Sometimes, a card or set of cards will follow you around from reading to reading, showing up in different aspects of the spread to remind you that there is still work you need to do. This can provide some insight on how you are proceeding and what still needs to be done to achieve your goals.

If a card or group of cards seems to be lurking in the shadows, waiting to pounce on you at every reading, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Is it a common suit of cards?

Sometimes, your spreads will be very heavy in a certain suit for a while. For example, if you are seeing tons of Cups in your readings, you are probably dealing with relationship or emotional issues. If you’re searching for a job or a home, expect to see Pentacles popping up everywhere. All this means is that your primary focus is in this area and that the cards are reflecting where the bulk of your energy is being spent.

Is it a single Minor Arcana card?

For years, a close friend of mine labored under the burden of the Four of Pentacles. No matter what she did, that lovely, nervous woman on the card kept looking back at my friend from behind her closely-guarded treasure trove. We both knew what it meant. My friend had spent so much of her life having things taken from her by friends, family, and strangers that she clung to everything she had for fear of losing it. While this is a good short-term plan, after a while that kind of strategy tends to backfire. Holding on so tightly to what she had was blocking abundance from coming into her life. Until she was able to fully accept, forgive, and release what had been done to her, she continued to hold on to that Four of Pents energy. Once she did the emotional work of forgiveness and release, she stopped seeing the card so frequently. And she started to receive more abundance in her life.

Is it a single Major Arcana card?

If a Major Arcana card is sticking to your readings like glue, you need to stop and really pay attention. These cards tend to be more than daily situation cards; they are connected to Big Life Events that affect your life journey. For instance, if you see The High Priestess over and over and over again, you may be ignoring your instinctive, mystical, psychic self. The High Priestess works closely with the Empress, who holds reign over the stuff of life, the chaotic, powerful energy that permeates the Universe. A person seeing this card repeatedly needs to pull themselves out of the realm of Left Brain and connect once more with the primal energies of life. This could be through meditation, yoga, or any other forms of focused activity.

Getting the same Major Arcana card repeatedly is a message from the cards that you have major work to do on a specific aspect of your life, and until you address this issue you will continue to be blocked from fully moving forward on your path.

It’s all good

Even if a card is hounding you, there’s no need to be afraid. All it means is that there is a message you need to address, and the cards are not going to let up until you do what needs to be done. The card is not a creepy stalker lurking in the shadows. It’s more like your mom, harping on you to clean up your room until you finally get tired of hearing it…and clean up your damned room!

In other words, if a card is following you from reading to reading?

Clean up your room.

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A new generation follows the pack as tarot makes a comeback

It was once seen as the preserve of fairground fortune-tellers spouting platitudes from a booth, and ageing hippies with a fondness for Aleister Crowley and the occult. Now, the art of reading the tarot is back in style, with books, artwork and onstage readings captivating a new generation of fans.

Instagram is full of beautifully shot tarot spreads, with cards showing the High Priestess or the Wheel of Fortune very much to the fore, while tarot-card readers are the heroines of crime novels such as Ruth Ware’sThe Death of Mrs Westaway and EV Harte’s Dolly Greeneseries, and enthusiasts can get decks featuring everything from Alice in Wonderland to Game of Thrones.

Brooklyn artists Kahn & Selesnick crowdfunded their recent project, the Carnival at the End of the World tarot deck, through Kickstarter, while Rough Trade Books has just published the Autonomic Tarot, an experimental 30-card linocut tarot deck collaboration between writer David Keenan and artist Sophy Hollington.

Young Adult author Maggie Stiefvater has created her own tarot deck, the Raven’s Prophecy Tarot, which references her bestselling Raven Cycle series. And Litwitchure, created by best friends Fiona Lensvelt and Jennifer Cownie – billed as a Literary Tarot Cabaret and Consultancy – was a hit at the recent Port Eliot festival, with appearances due at other festivals, and even a podcast planned.

“Jen and I had been interested in tarot since we were teenagers wearing too much eyeliner. Then, a few years back, we signed up for a three-month course through Treadwell’s Bookshop and began reading for friends and people at parties,” says Lensvelt, 31. “What started out as a way of getting free glasses of wine became something different and more interesting – at Port Elliot we interviewed authors on stage by reading their cards, and it worked really well.”

Litwitchure creators Jennifer Cownie, left, and Fiona Lensvelt, right, with writer Nina Stibbe, centre, at the Port Eliot festival.

For Lensvelt, the increased popularity of the tarot is part of a wider trend towards mindfulness. “There’s a real sense of community in using it, particularly among younger women,” she says. “People think it’s about predicting the future, but it isn’t. It’s about the present, and it can be very empowering. It’s no surprise that a lot of the online communities are driven by queer people or people from minorities, segments of society where people feel as though they’re not seen or heard, because tarot allows you to consider a problem, give a voice to it, work it through and see where the blocks might be. It can give voice to problems or fears.”

Novelist Caroline O’Donoghue, whose musical side-project Greyhounds, Greyhounds, Greyhounds includes a song about tarot as a vehicle of revenge, agrees. “Throughout the ages, the idea of magic has given hope to people who have none, or the sense of power to those who feel that they have no power, and the tarot definitely taps into that,” she says. “Women and minorities, people with a lower locus of control, are far more likely to visit a psychic or a tarot-card reader because they’re more open to the idea of things they can’t control.”

Nor is it simply new twists on an old art that are touching a nerve. Sales of the most famous tarot pack, the Rider-Waite, created in 1910, “have suddenly shot up, tripling those of five years ago”, says Judith Kendra, publishing director at Rider Books. She attributes the increased interest to “political and social uncertainty [leading] people to turn towards the spiritual and mystical in a hunt for answers”.

“There’s definitely a sense that people feel lonelier or have a lack of certainty in their lives, a massive void that has left them looking for other ideas,” says Daisy Waugh, who in addition to writing the Dolly Greene Tarot Detective series under the pseudonym EV Harte works as a tarot-card reader, offering consultations from her home or via Skype.

“People are clearly looking for other ideas, and I think tarot allows us to consider where we fit in the universe. It works as somewhere you can go in with a problem and come out feeling clearer and better about the world.”

Tarot cards from the Rider-Waite deck. Photograph: Alamy

Keenan, whose Autonomic Tarot was born out of a poetry-inspired desire to experiment with the form, agrees that tarot-reading is about offering a space for “an intimate conversation to take place”.

“I’ve had people sobbing when I’ve read their cards, people telling incredible stories … it allows an intimate space to open up, the sort of intense connection that you really don’t get on social media,” he says. “Even the big, harsh cards like Death can be comforting and almost beautiful. They give you agency and say yes, something difficult might be happening but here’s how to use it as an engine of change.”

And even the more sceptical can find themselves, if not converted, at least open to new ideas. “I didn’t know anything about tarot before writing The Death of Mrs Westaway,” says Ware. “I thought it was all about telling the future and predictions and making money off people’s fears. I went in very sceptical and thinking I would find it all hooey but instead I came out with a huge amount of respect for tarot readers and tarot as a practice. A good tarot reader doesn’t tell you what’s going to happen, they simply allow you to think your question through in a different way.”

Here’s what happened when I went to a tarot reader for dating advice


I was skeptical about putting my fate in the cards.
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  • I was skeptical but somehow I ended up at a tarot card reading.
  • She gave me some advice and predictions that I thought were bogus at first.
  • But she turned out to be pretty accurate so far.
  • No matter what happens, it taught me to get as many outside perspectives on love as possible.

The closest I’ve ever really come to believing in psychics was watching “That’s So Raven.”

The supernatural was just never really my thing. I grew up going to church, where those kinds of activities were discouraged, and I’ve always sort of operated on the idea that, as much as I am a control freak, it’s probably better to just let destiny play itself out.

That said, tarot cards actually do have a pretty rich history spanning over centuries, even if they weren’t my thing for the first 23 years of my life. Their origin isn’t specifically documented though they came to popularity in the 15th century, according to HowStuffWorks. Around 300 years later, they took a little bit of a more divine turn.

At worst, I’m a skeptic. At best, I’m very polite.

Politeness was what brought me to an event at a department store’s grand opening. A friend had invited me and I felt like I just had to oblige. As I did the whole obligatory networking small talk, I noticed each of the little attractions. There was a facial station, a place to get false eyelashes applied, another booth for flash tattoos, and in the very center of it all, a tarot card reader.

Somehow, I got shuffled into line for the tarot card reader. I could have either turned and hopped out of line and gone on my merry way while appearing extremely rude or I could have asked a question that had been on my mind while also doing the polite thing … especially considering that the tarot card reader and I had officially made eye contact at this point.

Oh God, I thought. Did she just read my mind?

Many believe tarot cards can help when you have a big decision to make.

Well, I did have some questions. According to Vogue, I’m not alone. Generally, people tend to find solace in psychics when they’re at a crossroads in their journey. “I wanted answers on why things had happened and whether or not we were going to get back together,” one source told the magazine.

I was also at a crossroads. I’d been through a breakup in the past year and felt as though my dating life had come to a standstill. I was feeling unfulfilled at work and at 24 was definitely reaching my own crossroads. Call me Britney Spears.




I sighed heavily and sat down as the reader, an older woman with blonde hair, told me that she liked my shirt. I looked down at my Selena t-shirt and said “thank you” while trying to clear my mind and not give away any signals. I’ll admit that I make a pretty lousy skeptic because all it took was just one compliment for me to trust her and let my guard down. Sorry, mom!

She told me to shuffle the deck before handing me the heavy stack. She told me to focus on a question as I shuffled and to clear my mind, which is no easy task for someone with anxiety like mine, but if I was going to head to the dark side, I’d decided to do it right.

With all my might, I shuffled like a poker champ and cleared my mind.

“When will I meet someone new?” I asked.

I’d like to say that it just popped in my mind without any sort of consideration, but truthfully, I’m that perpetually single person who’s also always screaming about being a Carrie, swiping right on Tinder, and planning my wedding in a top-secret Pinterest board. Cat’s out of the bag on this one.

I handed her the cards, asked her my question, and watched her work her magic.

As soon as she pulled the first card from the pile, she began to tell me a few a different things. She asked about my breakup, how long it’s been, how I’d been feeling.

“You need a year,” she said. “Your ex, was he a businessman? Smooth talker? Made big promises but couldn’t deliver.”

The tarot card reader totally got my relationship history.

Next, she told me that I’d been searching for someone and in a cycle of going to the same places with the same people. This was also very much the truth.

“Stop going to the same bars and using the same apps,” she said. “Has it worked so far?”

I shook my head. It hadn’t.

“I hope the next card isn’t what I think it is,” she said.

I gulped and prayed she wouldn’t be predicting my death.

“Yep,” she said as she pulled out the card. “You’re going to be duped. He’s going to be in the same boat you are, a smart, attractive man with an eye for business of his own. Sound familiar? Different guy, same story. Don’t fall for it. He’s not over his breakup.”

With the next card, she gave me a little good news.

“Professionally, you’re going to be taking some big steps later in the year,” she said. “Please focus on that. 2018 will be your year and I think you’re going to go places professionally. I have faith that you’ll be satisfied in that regard, so keep your eye on the prize.”

Finally, it seemed as though we’d come to the end. She grabbed my hand, probably sensing that I was a little been shaken by being so seen.

“You are focusing on finding a relationship when you’re still a little too vulnerable,” she said. “You’re going to meet someone in March, a full year after your breakup, but before that, don’t go on dates expecting to meet someone if you’re not at 100%. If you don’t check in with yourself, possibly focusing more on your career and your friendships, then you’re going to be just going on meaningless dates to fulfill some sort of void and just end up meeting guys who aren’t looking for anything consistent.”




“Keep me updated,” she said.

I got it, but soon enough, my inner skeptic left me shaking my head. Why would I need to update her? Everything felt so general, she was probably just guessing. Maybe I’d given away too many signals.

But it turns out, her prediction may have come true

A few weeks later, at a favorite bar of mine, I met a boy. He worked in business and he was totally into the idea of a relationship, even just from our first conversation. I fell hard and after a couple weeks of talking, we laughed at the psychic’s predictions.

But eventually, he’d decided that it was just too much too soon, especially after a breakup that had left him feeling introspective.

Sound familiar? The skeptic in me knew that it all felt very coincidental, but a small part of me knew that her advice was useful and that maybe I should follow it.

Tarot cards or not, getting different perspectives on your love life is important.

Here’s the thing. Whether or not you’re a believer, it’s always nice to take a step back and explore your relationships and where you’re at when it comes to dating. A psychic is certainly no therapist, but an outsider’s perspective can still spur a little bit of thinking outside the box and checking in with oneself when it’s necessary.

That sit-down taught me that sometimes it just takes a little bit of prodding from someone unfamiliar to take the necessary steps for self-evaluation. If I hadn’t consulted her, I probably wouldn’t have noticed some of my own patterns or been a little bit more self-critical in regards to my approach.

Would I go to another tarot card reader? For fun, absolutely. I’d still ask important questions and take the most useful pieces of their answer to inform my behaviors.

Her predictions have turned out to be completely true so far, which is so Raven. It’s fun to believe in the accuracy and mysticism of it all, though I still remain a bit skeptical.

Will I meet someone come March? Maybe. I’ll keep you updated.

Top 50 Essential Tarot Decks

Top 50 Essential Tarot Decks

If you ask any reader for their essential decks, you are going to find yourself quickly experiencing what we call the diversity of divination!

Every reader will tell you that if you’re asking them, you really must have a Thoth deck – or a Waite-Smith deck – or a Fairytale Deck suitable for younger people – or a Marseille deck … and before long, you’ll wonder why you asked!

So we gathered our Tarot Association Facebookers together and asked them – all 13,000 of them – to tell us their essential decks and then we collated the results together. The results are as divserse as you might expect, even though we clipped the list at the most commonly mentioned top fifty. We could easily have made it the top one hundred, or maybe two hundred and fifty.

We’ve grouped decks together into historical decks, Lenormand, Oracle decks, etc., and realise that each of the categories could also have a Top Fifty. This list is intended to represent a fair collection of diverse decks, giving you a good idea of what other readers may have on their tables.

Tarot Decks

1. Waite-Smith Tarot by A. E. Waite & Pamela Colman-Smith (US Games) – produced in different editions, such as Commemorative, Radiant and Original. Also small and large sizes.

2. The Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowley & Frieda Harris (US Games & Others) – produced in different editions and sizes.

3. The Mythic Tarot by by Juliet Sharman-Burke, Liz Greene and Giovanni Caselli (St. Martin’s Press, 2011) – originally produced by a different artist, the older version is now scarce.

4. Deviant Moon by Patrick Valenza (US Games, 2008. Also borderless edition, 2014)

5. The Wildwood Tarot by Mark Ryan, John Matthews, Will Worthington (Sterling Ethos,2011) – a popular revisiting of the Greenwood Tarot, which is now extremely rare.

6. The Druidcraft Tarot by Stephanie Carr-Gomm and Will Worthington (St. Martin’s Press, 2005) – a popular pagan-themed deck.

7. The Morgan Greer Tarot by Bill F. Greer (U.S Games, Inc., 2012)

8. The Golden Tarot Deck by Kat Black (U. S Games Inc., 2004) – an incredible collage work of art.

9. The Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert (Llewellyn, 2011)

10. The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti (Llewellyn 2012)

11. The Steampunk Tarot by Barbara Moore and Aly Fell (Llewellyn, 2012)

12. Tarot Illuminati by Erik C. Dunne and Kim Huggens (Lo Scarebeo, 2013)

13. The Enchanted Tarot Deck by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber (Connections, 2009)

14. The Mary-El Tarot by Marie White (Schiffer, 2012)

15. The Jungian Tarot Deck by Robert Wang (Marcus Aurelius press, 2001)

16. The Lo Scarabeo Tarot by Mark McElroy (Llewellyn, 2007)

17. The Hanson-Roberts Tarot by Mary Hanson-Roberts (US Games, 2012)

18. Tyldwick Tarot by Neil Lovell (self-published, 2013)

19. Osho-Zen Tarot by Osho with illustrations by Deva Padma (Newleaf, 1994)

20. Housewives Tarot by Paul Kepple & Jude Buffum (Quirk Books, 2004)

21. The Hermetic Tarot by Godfrey Dowson

New On The Scene

22. Tarot of the Zirkus Magi by Doug Thornsjo (Duck Soup Productions, 2014)

23. Chrysalis Tarot by Toney Brooks & Holly Sierra (US Games, 2014)

Oracle Decks

25. The Psycards by Nick Hobson & Maggie Kneen (US Games, 2002)

26. The Philosopher’s Stone by De Es (Currently out of print)

27. Oracle of Visions by Ciro Marchetti (US Games, 2014)

28. The Oracle of Initiation by Mellissae Lucia (Self-published, tarot-sized edition, 2014)

Historic Decks

29. Grand Etteilla – produced in different versions, for example, The Book of Thoth: Etteilla Tarot (Lo Scarabeo, 2003).

30. Visconti Sforza Tarot – produced in different versions, for example, the Visconti Tarots (Lo Scarabeo. 2000).

31. Sola Busca Tarot – produced in different versions, for example, the Sola Busca by Wolfgang Mayer (1998), offered by Giordano Berti.

32. The Minchiate Tarot – produced in different versions. A deck of 97 cards running parallel to the development of Tarot.

Marseilles decks

33. The CBD Tarot de Marseille by Yoav Ben-Dov (2012). A version of the Conver (1760) deck with clean lines and colours.

Lenormand Decks

34. The Original Lenormand (Forge Press, 2012) – based on the original Game of Hope located in the British Museum by Marcus Katz & Tali Goodwin.

35. The Blue Owl (Blaue Eule) (US Games, 2011) and in different versions.

36. The Gilded Reverie Lenormand by Ciro Marchetti (U.S. Games Systems, 2013)

Experimental Decks

37. The Transparent Tarot by Emily Carding (Schiffer Books, 2008)

39. Tarot in the Land of the Mystereum by Jordan Hoggard (Schiffer, 2011)

40. The Voyager Tarot by James Wanless & Ken Knutson (Fair Winds Press, 2008)

41. The Word of One Tarot by John Starr Cooke (1992)

Our Picks

42. Tarot of the Silicon Dawn by Egypt Urnash (Lo Scarabeo, 2011) – there is no other deck like this.

43. The Alice Tarot by Karen Mahony & Alex Ukolov (Magic Realist Press, 2013) – head down the rabbit whole.

44. Darkana Tarot by Dan Donche (Self-published, 2013) – Tarot with a Grunge Vibe.

45. Sun and Moon Tarot by Vanessa Decort (US Games, 2012) – Simple and Profound.

46. Tarot de St. Croix by Lisa de St. Croix (Devorah, 2014).

47. The Aquarian Tarot by David Palladini (US Games, 1988) – or the later New Palladini Tarot (US Games, 1996)

48. The Burning Serpent Oracle by Rachel Pollack & Robert M. Place (Self-published, 2014) – a modern interpretation of antique oracular systems.

49. Tarot by Dennis Fairchild (Running Press, 2002) – a mini-deck with simple but universally accessible symbolism. Good for travel.

50. Revelations Tarot by Zach Wong (Llewellyn, 2012) for its take on reversals, or Tarot of the New Vision by Pietro Alligo, Raul Cestaro & Gianluca Cestaro (Lo Scarabeo, 2003) for its reversal of perspective on the Waite-Smith design.

Weekly Tarot Predictions


Aries: Travel for leisure is on the Cards. Wisdom through travel will find speedy solutions to daily problems. Lucky colour: Red, lucky number- 2.

Taurus:  Life is going in law and order. You need to move on from your past. Forgiveness is the key to success. Lucky colour: Yellow ,  lucky number- 1.

Gemini: Intuition is the key. Your losses is a manifestation of your limitation. Ask and receive. The sky is the limit. Lucky colour: Blue, Lucky number: 2.

Cancer: You are feeling success as a young child getting their favourite candy. Maintain authority and dignity at work. Undercurrents of politics are brewing. Practise vigilance. Lucky colour: Blue, Lucky Number: 5.

Leo: Family bonds and ties will make you happy. Reunion with old friends for business or personal reasons will prove beneficial. Your life will move in the direction you want. How does it get better than this? Lucky colour: White,  lucky number: 6.

Virgo: Life is in balance right now. Professionally, things are going towards success. Overthinking is the culprit. Find happiness in problems. Lucky colour: Green, Lucky number: 1.

Libra: Confidence is the secret of your success. Problems and solutions are within yourself. Expect good news to please the heart. Lucky Colour: Yellow, Lucky number: 8.

Scorpio:  Indecisiveness is causing delays. Promotions or marriage is on the cards. As you sow, so shall you reap. Lucky Colour: Blue, Lucky Number: 3.

Sagittarius: You are getting paid for your hard work. Frustration is due to lack of knowledge of where you could make improvements in your life, to see the changes outside. Lucky Colour- Golden, Lucky Number- 6.

Capricorn:  You May be feeling disturbed due to childhood trauma. Forgiveness is the key to happiness. This will lead you to a sense of achievement. Lucky Colour: White , Lucky Number: 7.

Aquarius: Renovations at home will prove to be lucky. Confidence will be boosted. Joint ventures will be successful. Marriage is on the cards. Lucky Colour: White,Lucky number: 9.

Pisces: You have entered the wish period of your life. “Ask and Receive.” You are feeling joyful ness of youth. You will be receiving many offers at work. Avoid over stressing your self. Lucky  Colour: Blue, Lucky Number: 7.

Contributed By:
Geetika Gupta Mahajan

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