If you're anything like me and find yourself watching countless tarot reading videos, it might be time to give it a go yourself. Let’s face it, covid is stopping most of us from visiting the local tarot reader. But where do you buy tarot cards in Australia? In this guide I’ll be listing good places to buy the best tarot cards and decks.
Where To Buy Tarot Cards Online
As with most things in this world, you can buy tarot cards online and in person. We'll start off in the online world before outlining some local stores around Australia that you can pop in to buy them. Below I've listed some of my favourite tarot cards for beginners and enthusiasts alike.
If you're looking for a classic tarot deck, then the Rider Waite cards are one of the best known. Originally drawn in 1909 by Pamela Smith under the direction of Arthur Waite, these cards are vibrant and beautiful to look at. They're the go to for both tarot card beginners and veterans.
The Wandering Star tarot cards have a illustrative look to them that set them apart from traditional decks. Each card has a different image yet they all tie together perfectly with a cohesive colour pallet. They also feature cats, which I love.
A little different
The great thing about tarot cards is that they come in different styles and themes, it's what makes them so collectable. These tattoo tarot cards are a great looking set as they differ from the norm. This deck features American traditional tattoos and also come with a handy booklet guide.
Contemporary tarot cards
The Modern Witch is a great take on tarot cards for the modern age. All the images in this set have a contemporary edge while still retaining that classic tarot feel. I love especially love how diverse these cards while celebrating womanhood.
This tarot card collection was started by a successful Kickstarter campaign. This 78 card set features a bohemian art style and is a pleasure to look at. It is another good option for the person looking for a more contemporary set of tarots.
Tarot Card Retailers
Retail is not yet dead. There are several stores around Australia that sell tarot decks. Below I have listed stores that sell oracle cards in each capital city of Australia, including tarot readers that sell them. This is not a conclusive list, just a small one to get you started. If you have one that we should add onto the list please let us know.
You can buy tarot cards in Sydney in at the following retailers:
The Rock Crystal Shop
You can buy tarot cards in Melbourne in the following stores:
Muses Of Mystery
Tarot decks can be found in the following shops in Brisbane:
The capital city of Australia has the following shops:
The Crystal Chalice
Robinsons Bookshop Canberra
Hobart hosts the following retailers:
The Page And Cup
Adelaide has the following tarot deck retailers:
Carpe Diem with Remi
Drop by the following shops:
Sacred Source Crystal Shop
Our Satellite Hearts
Tarot decks can be found in Perth at the following shops:
The Blue Budha
Frequently Asked Questions
Hopefully you've found a tarot card deck that suits your fancy. As we've reached the end of this guide, we here at Best Dingo always like to answer some common questions people have about the product we are reviewing. If you have any more questions you would like us to investigate please get in touch and we will add them to the list.
What are tarot cards used for?
Tarot cards are used to gain insight in a person's past, present or future. Typically, a person puts a question to the tarot reader, and then they draw cards and interpret their meaning. (1).
When did tarot cards originated?
Most people believe tarot cards originated in Northern Italy in either the 14th or 15th century. However there are also some that say many African and Asian cultures have also influenced what tarot cards are today. (2).
What types of tarot cards are there?
The three most common types of tarot decks are: Rider-Waite-Smith (good for beginners), Tarot de Marseilles (the oldest type), and Thoth and Golden Dawn (Occult style cards).
How many cards in a tarot deck?
Most tarot decks will have 78 cards, 22 of them are major and 56 of them minor arcana.