Posts tagged rws
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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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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