If you’re just getting started with Tarot Cards, I would suggest starting with a beginner’s deck. This will help make the learning process so much easier for you. In this article, we’ll be talking about the 5 best Tarot Decks for beginners to get you started on your magical journey.


What Makes a Tarot Deck Good for Beginners?

While most tarot decks may not be specifically labeled as “beginner decks,” here are a few tips to help you decide which deck will be the right for you. Or, you may want to experiment with several decks to see which one connects with you the most.

  • Cards Rich in Symbolism and Clearly Illustrated Scenes- It’s so much easier to connect intuitively with cards with clear, illustrated scenes. If you’re a visual learner, like me, it will be easier to interpret the meaning of the cards instead of relying on internet searches for meanings.
  • Ease of Use- It may be more challenging for you to learn Tarot if you select a less traditional deck. Once you become more comfortable, you can certainly experiment with other alternative decks.

Here are five Tarot Card Decks we recommend for beginners.

5 Best Tarot Decks for Beginners

1. Complete Tarot Kit

Complete Tarot Kit

“The Complete Tarot Kit includes everything needed for beginner to intermediate students. The book within the kit is an excellent instruction guide. Susan Levitt’s teaching and writing style make learning the tarot so easy for those new to the tarot and for intermediate tarotists, as well. If I had this kit when I began my tarot journey, I would have had a firmer foundation built more quickly than I did.

The kit is a well-created resource, and a valuable asset for beginners, intermediate, and collectors alike.” —Sheila Hall, Vice President, American Tarot Association

Includes: • Special Edition Rider-Waite® Tarot Deck (78 cards) • Special Edition Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck (78 cards) • Introduction to Tarot book (246 pp., 4-color illus.) • 4-color Spread Sheet • Stand-up Quick Reference Chart (Double-sided) • Deluxe Box with Magnetic Closure Card

2. Tarot Made Easy

Tarot Made Easy

Tarot Made Easy is the perfect introduction to the profound practice of tarot. These cards provide intimate, supportive instructions designed to help you build on your personal strengths.

With the right guidance, the wisdom of the tarot is available to everyone. This kit provides everything you need to get started. You can receive spiritual nourishment and practical insights the first time you use your deck.

Includes 78 cards and a 216-page book.


3. Easy Tarot

Easy Tarot

Suit by suit, discover the meaning of the minor arcana, court cards, and major Arcana, and then learn to use them in the Celtic Cross, Cross of Truth, and other Tarot spreads with the easy-to-use.

Uses the Gilded Tarot deck.

Includes 78 cards, a guidebook, and a card layout.

4. Mystic Faerie Tarot

Mystic Faerie Tarot

The Mystic Faerie Tarot presents A magical “faerie tale” for each suit, an introduction to tarot, and a quick reference guide for beginners. It also features Original faerie-themed spreads, such as Dew Drop, Acorn to Oak, and A Nighttime Forest Stroll. Imagine yourself in a long-forgotten garden.

The grass shimmers and whispers; colorful wildflowers seesaw lazily in the breeze. A meandering path invites you to venture further into the enchanting world of faeries, sprites, elves, and nymphs to discover the magic and possibility in your own life.

Featuring beautiful watercolor artwork by renowned fantasy artist Linda Ravenscroft and a charming guidebook by popular tarot author Barbara Moore.  Includes 78 cards and a 312-page guidebook.

5. Rider-Waite Premier Tarot Deck

Rider-Waite Premier Tarot Deck

Once considered revolutionary, the Rider-Waite® deck has become the most popular tarot deck in the world and has set the standard for hundreds of other tarot decks.

The cards were drawn in 1909 by Pamela Colman Smith under the direction of Arthur Edward Waite. Smith’s vibrant drawings transformed the standard tarot deck.

18″ x 20″ spreadsheet included. 78 cards and a 38-page instructional booklet. Card stack is 4 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ x 1″