Buying your very own Tarot Deck

Buying your very own Tarot Deck

Wanting to buy a tarot deck of your own??

Wondering where you can even buy a Tarot deck?

Unsure whether or not getting the wrong tarot deck for you is a ‘thing’?

Want to know which tarot is the best for beginners?

Then you are in the right place…

This blog is primarily written to help you feel confident enough to purchase your own deck, without bombarding you with unnecessary information, and we might bust a myth or two while we are at it!

Can I buy my own Tarot deck, or does it need to be gifted to me?

 I have lost count of times we have been asked by customers if they are allowed to buy their own Tarot, or the number of times people have come in with friends so that the friend can buy the deck for them due to this belief. Total myth guys! I have no idea where this random notion came from (I’m sure if I look into it, I could find out) but you can absolutely buy your own Tarot Deck! Choose it, buy it, take it home and voila it will do the same thing it would have done had someone else handed it to you.

Dare I even go one step further and say that it may actually be better for you to buy your own deck than it would be to be given one. It is most likely that you will have a stronger bond with a deck you have picked yourself, and if your someone who’s excited to dive into the Tarot, then there would be nothing worse than being stuck with hating your very first deck.

 Where can I buy my Tarot Deck?

“Drum roll please!”

From Embrace! You can visit us online or, if you live in Sydney come visit us in store. We have a great range of the best Tarot Decks on offer. From traditional to new age, I have no doubt that your Tarot Deck is at Embrace and waiting for you. (check the link at the end of this to view the range)

How many Cards are in a deck?

You must know how many cards are in a Tarot deck because this is imperative to be able the accuracy of the readings you do. There should be 78 cards in your deck. Some decks might include one or two extra cards that they’ve added, but as a general rule, your deck should have 78 cards. If it does not hold 78 cards, then it is NOT a Tarot deck.

Which Tarot Deck is the right one for me?

If you are just starting out and you have no idea what you’re doing, we have always recommended the Original Rider-Waite Tarot deck. This is the most commonly used Tarot and it is reasonably easy to get.

You will find that there is a range of Rider -Waite Tarot Decks, so let’s keep it simple and suggest the one in the blue box with the gold detailing around the edges.…. I have attached a picture to make this super easy for you, and there is a link at the bottom of the page for you as well.


Once you own and begin using your Rider-Waite Tarot deck, you will become familiar with the Tarot, with spreads and with what each card represents. Once you do this with one deck, the beauty of the Tarot is that you will be able to recognize other decks as well. The structure of Tarot is the same no matter the Deck, below I have provided a list of all the cards you will absolutely find in any Tarot Deck you buy, no matter the design, title of the Deck or who created it.


What cards will I find inside the box?

The formation of your Tarot Deck will look similar to that of a standard deck of playing cards…. Meaning, that it comprises of - Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles.

Below is a list of the 78 cards that you will find:

Ace of Wands | II of Wands | III of Wands | IV of Wands | V of Wands | VI of Wands | VII of Wands | VIII of Wands | IX of Wands | X of Wands | Page of Wands | Knight of Wands | Queen of Wands | King of Wands

Ace of Cups | II of Cups | III of Cups | IV of Cups | V of Cups | VI of Cups | VII of Cups | VIII of Cups | IX of Cups | X of Cups | Page of Cups | Knight of Cups | Queen of Cups | King of Cups

Ace of Swords | II of Swords | III of Swords | IV of Swords | V of Swords | VI of Swords | VII of Swords | VIII of Swords | IX of Swords | X of Swords | Page of Swords | Knight of Swords | Queen of Swords | King of Swords

Ace of Pentacles | II of Pentacles | III of Pentacles | IV of Pentacles | V of Pentacles | VI of Pentacles | VII of Pentacles | VIII of Pentacles | IX of Pentacles | X of Pentacles | Page of Pentacles | Knight of Pentacles | Queen of Pentacles | King of Pentacles

  1. The Fool | I. The Magician | II. The High Priestess | III. The Empress | IV. The Emperor | V. The Hierophant | VI. The Lovers | VII. The Chariot | VIII. Strength | IX. The Hermit | X. The Wheel of Fortune | XI. Justice | XII. The Hanged Man | XIII. Death | XIV. Temperance | XV. The Devil | XVI. The Tower | XVII. The Star | XVIII. The Moon | XIX. The Sun | XX. Judgment | XXI. The World

What Now?

After you buy your first Tarot deck, it is our suggestion that you browse through the booklet, look at your cards and each day pick a few that you are drawn too. Look into the meaning of those cards and get acquainted with them (you will most likely find that the cards you are drawn to resonate with you and start gifting you answers and guidance then and there). Depending on how your individual mind learns and retains information will obviously depend on how you proceed with learning about the Tarot and the 78 individual representations of each card. We recommend a process of a few a day so that the information stays with you and does not overwhelm, but as the very true saying goes “each to their own”.


“Tarot is an instrument that reveals the hidden things of the world and makes sense our of the visible ones”.

Wald Amberstone


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