Hi, I’m Nena! From now on, I’ll be writing a blog every fortnight for tarot.nl. I’ll take you with me on my spiritual quest for myself. On my path the tarot will play a central role. I can get hopelessly in my own way sometimes, especially because of my perfectionist nature.
There are, in general, two groups of people who buy counterfeit tarot decks. People who are not yet familiar with the tarot world and are tempted by a “good” offer, for example via Aliexpress, Wish or Ebay. And people who shrug their shoulders and who do not care that the cards are of poor quality. They just want to have a deck and don’t think about the consequences of their choice.
It’s time to give Indie decks the attention they deserve. As a webshop we are always looking for unique tarot decks. We like to be seduced by beautifully designed decks that surprise us with their use of color or that are brilliant in their simplicity. And of course we have an eye for the deeper messages and meanings of the cards. But, what are Indie decks actually?
Working with an oracle tool requires some focus, but it also requires your ability to hold the space in positive and open-hearted way. Having the right approach to how you hold the space and, of course, the deck can have a huge impact on the outcome of the reading.
The Tarot (tarocchi) appeared in Italy in the 14th century, just as Witches were disappearing. The 78 unnamed and unnumbered cards of the deck were divided into two categories: 22 “trumps” with mysterious figures; and 56 cards, organized in four “suits” or “pips” —spades/Swords, hearts/Cups, clubs/Wands, and diamonds/Coins. Originally used for gaming and gambling, the cards were quickly put to the task of foretelling the future, primarily by and for women.