TC - Rider Waite Tarot Standard Deck
The most popular deck in the world !
Designed by A E Waite, a founding member of the Golden Dawn ~ a society which was part of the rediscovery of esoteric knowledge in the 19th Century. Painted under his direction by Pamela Coleman Smith. The images are archetypal ~ their meaning is in a sense self explanatory, but in these apparently simple images all the esoteric symbology can be found if you wish to look deeper.
Tarot is not just about divination ~ it's also about self understanding. The Major Arcana show the spiritual steps we all take through life, in a sense a Universal Religion. The Minor Cards echo that development in the situations our ordinary life represents.