1. What was your Gateway Deck?
    The Thoth Deck, with the huge cards bigger than my hands

    From Tasha Burton’s “What It Really Looks Like”

  2. What about that deck made you want to stick with tarot?
    The readings were so spot on! As I learned more about astrology, I was able to glean more information from the astrological associations that were assigned to the cards. Plus the names on the bottoms were pretty handy, except when they weren’t.
  3. Do you still read with/have that deck?
    I still have it, it’s a very valuable possession of mine because it was my father’s deck also. I read with it occasionally, usually when testing out a new spread or when I need a Real Talk Life Reading for myself.
  4. What is your favorite/most learned from/most drawn to deck?
    I am blessed to have many friends who collect tarot decks, so it is really hard to pick just one. I used to work with the Sun & Moon Deck when I was hanging out with a friend years ago & that really helped me. I also really love my Wooden Tarot. I also recently got a reading from a pal with the Numinous Tarot and I can’t stop thinking about those beautiful cards!
  5. What is the deck that you just can’t use?
    The Mary El Tarot! The art is so beautiful but I can’t connect to it, which is such a bummer because I bought it online and immediately gave it away. I have to aesthetically connect to a deck – if it’s too cheesy/campy/whatever I can’t use it. This is why I usually stick to Tarot vs Oracle decks because there are so many cheesy oracle decks.
  6. How do you feel about the RWS/Marseille/Thoth decks?
    Well, obviously I love the Thoth Deck (even though I hate Crowley & my spiritual homie WB Yeats is his arch nemesis but the trickster in me thinks that’s really funny). I do like the Rider Waite Smith and use it for readings on occasion. I actually use the RWS Deck more for magic workings. I haven’t worked with a Marseille Deck.
  7. Where do you whip out your decks?
    I’m not a pro reader, so at home by myself. I will read for friends on occasion, if they ask nicely. I offer readings at a women’s retreat I work at also.
  8. Would you consider yourself a Deck Dealer? A Deck Pusher? A Deck Enabler?
    Deck collector, Deck appreciator, Deck researcher
  9. What deck is at the top of your wishlist?
    Moon Void, Numinous, Antique Anatomy, Arcana of Astrology, Slow Holler, Marigold
  10. If a Deck granting Magic Being appeared at your door, what is the deck you’d ask them for?
    I want the original paintings of the Thoth deck AND a deck that shifts imagery to show specific people/places/symbols to the reader
  11. How did your Gateway Deck influence your tarot preferences and reading style?
    Reading Thoth first means it took me a little bit to learn the traditional card associations (Ie 6 of Swords in Thoth is called “failure”), so my style is more intuitive than structured and absolutely influenced by astrology.

    From Tasha Burton’s “What It Really Looks Like”