Here’s a thing. When you use different decks, do you use different meanings for the cards? I suppose many do, especially if using oracle decks or those not based on the Rider-Waite system. However, I learned with one deck, the Robin Wood; therefore whatever deck I use, in my mind I reference the Robin Wood. Even when using a very radical deck, such as Songs for the Journey Home.
Don’t get me wrong, I do like to read the background and the deck creator’s meanings and explanations. Often they give me another insight or another layer to the meanings in my head/subconscious.
I noticed that many people come to this site looking for meanings for two particular decks – one is the Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti and the other is the Voyager by James Wanless. Today I focused on the Gilded and put together a quick reference for anyone who needs it. Perhaps I’ll dig out the Voyager and do the same in due course. Meanwhile: