The Top 5 Favorite Tarot Decks of Flowing Essence

August 30, 2016

Since I started reading as a teenager my collection of Tarot cards has slowly grown.  I have learned to understand and develop my reading style over the years and I’ve also found several tarot decks that I love to read with. So when you receive a reading with me, you may notice that I have several decks readily available.  While any one deck can read on any topic, I have found over the years that it’s great to have a variety and that certain decks can be great for certain things!  Different decks give me different depths of insight depending on the question being asked. So I decided to compile a list of my five favorite tarot decks and why I love them! There is also a bonus deck that my list couldn’t be made without it.


These are my personal favorites that I love to work with.  Everyone is different, so if these aren’t for you keep looking as there are so many decks to work with!


1. Aquarian Tarot Deck

The Aquarian Tarot Deck is my absolute favorite deck to use!

  • Author: David Palladini

  • Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Best for: Mediumship and Spiritual Readings


The Aquarian Tarot Deck is my favorite tarot deck! It’s a great deck for seeing through the veil.  This deck is great for tarot readers who are past the basics but are looking for a deck that will still feel familiar to them. I use this deck for all my spiritual readings. This deck is also very versatile as it accompanies anyone who does any Mediumship work as well. I love how the faces in the card are almost blank. This leaves a lot of room for your intuition to fill in the blanks. This deck has been my favorite for over ten years!


2. Spiral Tarot Deck

 I was drawn to the Spiral Tarot Deck due to its incredible artwork and it has since become one of my favorite decks.

  • Author: Kay Steventon

  • Skill Level: Intermediate

  • Best for: Developing tarot reading skills


The Spiral Tarot Deck was one of the first decks I used after being introduced to the Rider-Waite. Initially, I was drawn to this deck due to the amazing art work. Since it’s very close in style to the Rider-Waite deck, transitioning to the Spiral Tarot deck isn’t too difficult. Due to all the symbols and symbolism in this deck I would say this is a moderate deck great for those looking to go beyond a beginner deck. I use it as a general deck for my personal readings.


3. The Hermetic Tarot Deck

 The Hermetic Tarot Deck may lack color, but it is full of layers of symbolism.

  • Author: Godfrey Dowson

  • Skill Level: Advanced

  • Best for: Understanding of Universal Principals and Symbols


This deck was gifted to me last year by a fellow practitioner. I instantly fell in love with the deck, much to my own surprise. As someone who owns over 15 different tarot decks, the Hermetic Tarot Deck is the only black and white deck I have. However,