Many things that seem threatening in the dark, become welcoming when we shine a light on them.
Iroh, Legend of Korra
Sometimes tarot can seem overwhelming when you don’t know where to start. Here are some resources that I have found to be useful in learning about the tarot. Please let me know if you have any recommendations for this page.
Little Red Tarot is a website where you can buy indie tarot decks, books, and other supplies. There is also a tarot course and a glossary of tarot definitions available. Little Red Tarot focuses on inclusion, and is a good place to find LGBT+ and BIPOC created decks.
Root Lock Tarot is home to the best podcast I have ever listened to about tarot. Weston takes a fairly secular stance, and due to his career as a therapist, has a strong focus on using tarot as part of a practice for personal growth and mental health. On his website you can also find courses and ebooks about tarot.
Benebell Wen has a much more religious focus in her content than some other creators I have come across, specifically preferring to be called ‘religious’ rather than ‘spiritual’. She integrates practices such as Taoism, Feng Shui, and Buddhism into her work. Her enormous book Holistic Tarot has been described as a tarot bible by many people, and she has created a tarot deck of her own.
Rachel Pollack is the author of one of the most famous tarot books out there, 78 Degrees of Wisdom. This book is great for learning about the esoteric symbolism in the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. As a Jewish woman, she writes a lot about the Kabbalah. She is also a sci-fi and comic book writer, and has created her own tarot deck.
Aeclectic Tarot is a great place to find reviews of over 2000 tarot decks and see samples of the cards before you commit to buying it. You can sort the decks by theme if you’re looking for something as specific as alien, cat, food, or even sport-themed.
Brigit Esselmont of Biddy Tarot has written several popular tarot books, created a minimalistic deck, and has both free and paid lesson content on her website. She offers training for people who want to turn their tarot practice into a business.
Labyrinthos is a website and app that offers lessons and provides tarot card meanings. They also sell minimalistic tarot decks. The app is really good if you are on the go and need to look up a card meaning quickly.
Here are some YouTube channels that you might enjoy: