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  Different Types Of Tarot Card Decks Used In Psychic Reading  

by Robert Watson

(submitted 2008-03-30)

The Tarot is a deck of cards that has been used as a form of divination for over 500 years. The Tarot was used as a type of game in Italy. The deck was quickly adapted for use as a way to tell the future. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was one of the first occult groups to make the Tarot popular. The Tarot is the most popular divination tool in the West.

Some of the Tarot decks used today are:

- The Ator Tarot- This is a whimsical take on the Rider Waite Tarot. It depicts adorable characters that make this deck a good choice for those looking for a new and refreshing look at divination.

- The Benedetti Tarot- Is a deck that is painted on gold leaf. The Visconti Tarot inspired this deck. This deck is the choice of psychic readers who want to bring a bit of elegance to the reading.

- The Cat People Tarot- Gives a glimpse of lands that are far away. It features mystics and their cat companions. This is the best deck for those who are into divining human imagination.

- The Colman Smith Tarot- Is a more modern version of the Rider Waite Tarot deck. The original drawings and psychedelic colors are a new approach to psychic readings.

- The Curious Tarot- This is the most unusual of the modern Tarot decks. The characters are eerie with the way they capture the workings of an atomic age. There are only 100 of these decks in circulation.

- The Golden Tarot- This modern deck is more a medieval rendition. This deck is the choice of those who are great thinkers.

- The Haindl Tarot- Is a wonderful rendition of the traditions of many forms of divination in one deck.

- The International Icon Tarot- Is a Swiss rendition of traditional Tarot symbolism. This is a more humorous approach to psychic reading. This is one of the most popular decks.

- The Lovecraft Tarot- Is a tribute to H. P. Lovecraft and his writings. This is a great choice for those who are fascinated by the macabre.

- The Marseilles Tarot- Originates from the 18th century and is 200 years older than the Rider Waite deck. Many use this deck and feel it is best for the divination of common people.

- The Minchiate Tarot- this deck is made of over 97 cards, 19 more than most Tarot decks. This rendition of a surviving 18th century deck is considered the most powerful of all divination tools. It provides deep insight to any questions asked.

- The Palladini Tarot- A Tarot deck created to merge the ancient with the future. The renditions use elements of ancient Egypt and modern art. This deck is a favorite with new Tarot students.

- The Phoenix Tarot- Is one of the most beautiful of the decks created in the 20th century. This deck and it's vibrant colors bring new life to the Tarot.

There are many more Tarot decks available but space does not permit the entire list to be given.

About the Author

Robert Watson, noted hypnotist and owner of Developing Psychic Powers has trained dozens of students to develop their powers of intuition and mediumship. Visit his Psychic Academy review page to learn more.