First see this entry about my decks and all the replies
Between then and recently, I got rid of more tarot decks and stayed almost exclusively with Doreen Virtue oracle cards. I felt "safe" with them. When she came out with her Angel Tarot Cards, I got those because those too feel safe and gentle.
Recently I had gotten some other oracle card decks, mostly animal and nature related. When I first got the "Oracle of Shadows & Light", I really didn't like them. The faces, the eyes. I gave the deck to B. He was planning on buying his own deck, but I said he could have mine. But he happened to leave them sitting on the couch, and the deck kept calling to me. So I started looking at the cards, the ones I liked okay, the ones that felt uncomfortable. The book that comes with it has some really positive good stuff in it. So I read the meanings of the cards that were making me feel weird and came to an understanding. It felt like the deck was here to help me. :-) So B. said certainly I could have it back and he would get his own deck, like he had planned originally.
Then I started hanging out on the Aeclectic Tarot Forum
. And I bought a WONDERFUL deck that is NOT a tarot deck. It's called "The Deck of 1000 Spreads". It helps you design spreads! Here is one I designed the day I got the deck.
And then I started realizing I missed several of the tarot decks I used to have and also wanted some of the other newer ones that are out. In a couple weeks, I hope to make a new list of the decks I currently have. It will be a TASK because there are lots more Doreen Virtue oracle card decks out now, and I have them ALL! And I'm waiting on six decks (five tarot, one oracle) that should show up this week! Eeeee!
Things I want to remember: not every deck is for reading with. At least two are/will be just for collecting and looking at (my "Hello, Tarot" deck is one). And if I don't feel a connection with a deck right now, I'll just put it away for a while.
I wish I hadn't gotten rid of some of my decks. I am replacing my Universal Waite deck and plan on getting another Morgan Greer. But I'm glad I got rid of some other ones. I thought I was feeling nostalgic for the Mythic Tarot, but really it's not the deck; it was the time, the place, the people I did readings with when I had that deck. I looked at the artwork online recently and realized I didn't really care for it after all. I don't need to replace that deck.
The other thing that helped me get interested in tarot again: watching reviews of decks on YouTube! There's a part of me that just plain likes to collect pretty things. I do read cards, but I like to just look at them too.
So when I get a chance, I hope to make an updated list of all my decks and divination tools.