I was in my local book store today and was looking through the new age section and decided to pick up a deck (surprisingly they had runes too) And was curious if all the decks were basically the same. The one I was drawn to and purchased is called The Golden Tarot. Its says its inspired by the earliest deck Visconti-Sforza and has the imagery of the Rider Waite deck.
Do all these decks have the same cards and same meanings?
Also if your new to reading would you advise using just the major cards first or jump right in and get to know all the cards major & minor?
I think I read in the EA’s downloadable book BALG that after reading the meanings 3 times you should be able to remember well he must have a kick ass memory and I have smoked weed for over 18 years so… I have a feeling its going to take a lot more time to memorize 78 cards with a whole page of info for the description. Also what kind of spreads do you like and do you do different spreads based on your inquiry?