I don't do Tarot. In fact, I have no desire nor the inclination to know my future (the present is confusing enough and the past... well, college is a pretty big blur). With that said, I purchased these cards for another application: role-playing. Sure, there are those that say D&D and Tarot are witchcraft, so why not combine the two. Don't two negatives equal a positive? Anyway, the cards are beautiful and worth the money. They come in a nice box with a nice card holder with a nice book telling me how to do Tarot, which I have no interest in (see previous statements). As stated in other reviews, the Fool card is an exact likeness of our beloved President "W". There is no way around it and if the artist stated he didn't intend to do so, then he must have suffered a pretty big blur while drawing that one, kinda like me in college...
While I cannot call myself an experienced Tarot card reader (yet) i did purchase about 10 Tarot cards sets.
I feel that there is an emotional response I have with all my Tarot cards. I click on not with them.
This set here is one of the best! Out of the 10-12 sets I have my favorite is this and the Golden Tarot.
The pictures are just beautiful, expressive, intuitive. You can look at the cards and tell a story.
You will not regret if you buy this deck. I highly recommend this and the Golden Tarot.
I also have some of the Dragon Tarot, Angel Tarot and the dark Crow Tarot.
My least favorite is the Celestial Tarot. I have spent time taking a card (like the 5 of cups for example) from all the sets and
compare the cards - learn to understand the little symbols, colors or the intuitive sense I get from the same card from all the sets I have. The gilded is easy to read, easy to respond to. If you want beautiful, intuitive, good and easy to read Tarot then this (and the Golden ) are what you're looking for.