Posts tagged original rider waite smith
5 Reasons to Get a Borderless RWS Deck

If you're going to get serious about learning the tarot, you can't go wrong with a Rider-Waite Smith deck. The thing is, if you're nitpicky about things (like I am), it can be a little confusing to find exactly the right RWS for you because there are a ton of them in the market. There are the plaid backed super glossy high octane neon ones. There's the Original Rider Waite Smith (my first RWS deck, incidentally) with more muted yellows but muddier lines. There's the Smith-Waite Centennial edition with minimalist backs, thicker card stock and sepia tones. This isn't even naming any of the vintage editions.

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Inkling: A Tarot + Journaling Workshop

If I rewind back to when I was reading tarot for fun, back to when it was a party trick that would keep my friends and me entertained, I don't think I could have ever imagined I'd actually take the whole thing seriously… and seriously enough for me to actually TEACH it. This workshop and this opportunity to help people discover how empowering and potentially life-altering a tarot practice is was one of the biggest surprises of the year for me, thus far, and I'm so thankful I was able to do it.

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Tarot x 5: The Original Rider-Waite Smith

At this point in my tarot studies, I was studying up on the cards, was pretty happy with my Wild Unknown, and was so excited to see that there were actually modern reinterpretations of the tarot (Zombies!). And then I kept running into articles, videos and write-ups on how knowing the Rider-Waite Smith is like knowing the ABCs of tarot. It was available, pretty cheap compared to specialty decks (around PhP600+) and so I snapped it up.

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