1. What was your Gateway Deck?
    My gateway deck was actually two! I first ordered the Light Grey Tarot back in early 2013, then while impatiently waiting for it to arrive, I went and picked up the Golden Universal Tarot. I had absolutely no idea what I was looking for or what deck I should get, I just grabbed the shiny looking box and went with it. I was never fully connected with the Golden Universal but used it anyways. I did adore the Light Grey Tarot and still have it to this day, it’s completely dirty and well worn… I love it!
  2. What about that deck made you want to stick with tarot?
    I think what got me to stick around tarot was how well the imagery spoke to me. Some readings I did were mind blowing and accurate. I remember a reading I did for myself on Halloween that nearly creeped me out with it’s on point nature, I couldn’t explain it and nor did I want to.
  3. Do you still read with/have that deck?
    I do still have the Light Grey Tarot, but I traded my Golden Universal earlier on in my practice, which I regret. I read with my Light Grey once in a while for fun, it’s neat to see how much different the imagery speaks to me now than it did 5 years ago. I have a much better grasp on my own reading style so it’s fun to revisit those cards.
  4. What is your favorite/most learned from/most drawn to deck?
    That’s a loaded question, haha! My favorite deck would have to be the Spirit Speak Tarot, it’s one that I can count on time and time again, plus I treasure the imagery on those cards. My most learned from deck would have to be the Collective Tarot, that deck seems to know just what it needed when I look to the cards. For the deck I’m most drawn to, I would have to say the Collective Tarot as well, it’s truly a special deck.
  5. What is the deck that you just can’t use?
    Ooo… The Wild Unknown is one that comes to mind. While it’s gorgeous, I just can’t seem to connect with the imagery. I have owned it in the past and will admit that it read very well for me, but I just had zero connection to it.
  6. How do you feel about the RWS/Marseille/Thoth decks?
    I absolutely love RWS, it’s my main squeeze if I’m being honest. The RWS system is what I learned to read with and will most likely be a system that I go back to. I have studied a bit of Marseille and adore that system as well, I feel like Marseille has a lot more freedom within the cards than what would appear. Lastly, I am just now dipping my toes into Thoth and I’m quite fascinated by this system! It seems I have fallen down the rabbit hole of Thoth and keep going deeper. I think any deck system will always catch my attention, I like to study everything I can get my hands on.
  7. Where do you whip out your decks?
    Anywhere I can get away with it! I love bringing a deck with me while traveling or visiting friends, you just never know when the moment may strike when your cards could help! I always have a deck at hands reach no matter where I am.
  8. Would you consider yourself a Deck Dealer? A Deck Pusher? A Deck Enabler?
    Hmmmm… I think I would consider myself a deck enabler. I love nothing more than to showcase tarot art on my social media streams and lure people over to the dark side… I mean, tarot side. Tarot inspires me daily and I like to see it daily, I’m constantly being called an enabler and frankly, I’m not sorry!
  9. What deck is at the top of your wishlist?
    The very top of my wishlist houses a few select decks. The top is the Daniloff Tarot, I’ve wanted this deck for years and hopefully one day it will find itself to me or I may finally order it. Below that would have to be the Tabula Mundi Tarot and Delta Enduring, these decks are just breathtaking!
  10. If a Deck granting Magic Being appeared at your door, what is the deck you’d ask them for?
    I would be torn between two I mentioned above, the Delta Enduring or the Daniloff Tarot. If I had to just pick one…. it would have to be the Daniloff Tarot. Those images just dance off the card for me and speak to me instantly when I scroll past them online.
  11. How did your Gateway Deck influence your tarot preferences and reading style?
    Being that the Light Grey Tarot was a collaborative deck, it for sure set the tone in how I view tarot. I am an intuitive reader first and traditionalist second. I have always had a love for lowbrow art (similar to the styles you would see in the magazines of Hi-Fructose and Juxtapoz) and this plays out in my deck preferences. The more quirky and modern the better, though I do have a deep love for more traditional styles like seen in the Jean Noblet Tarot de Marseille, Thoth Tarot, and your everyday Rider Waite Smith.