Tarot Revealed: The Haindl Tarot (my first deck)

Many years ago I bought my first tarot deck. It’s not the one that I would recommend for a first deck, even to myself, but I love it just the same. The Haindl Tarot is beautiful, rich with symbolism, and draws on different traditions. The minor arcana do not have the images we often see associated with the cards, making these more challenging for newer readers. At the time I bought the two accompanying books that delve deeply into all the layers of meaning available in the cards. However I lent them to my Mom (this was her first deck too) and guides ended up staying with her!

In this video, I take you through a simple flip-through of the deck so you can experience them for yourself and decide whether they might be for you. This follows a tradition I had with my sisters. Every time we would get a new deck, we’d sit down together and one by one do a reveal. What a joy it was. I’m glad to share this tradition with you.


  1. Pamela says:

    I can’t imagine a more beautiful way to share the Tarot deck with us than what you described here and the way you let us take it in quietly with music. It was a mystical and magical experience. I liked this deck a lot.
    I have been a spiritual seeker and explorer for many years and have had many kinds of readings and use Medicine cards, Angel, and Fairy cards. What I have not done is wrap my decks and choose a special fabric for them. I really want to add that now. I appreciate how you showed us that detail.
    It is very special that your mom’s deck is with you and the times that you described with your sisters and you sharing decks really is something to hold close in your heart. My sister-in-law and I have memories of starting our spiritual journeys together and those first times of doing something like a card reading, really bonded us.
    Your last word – “the richness” of the deck – fit perfectly.

    • Jamie says:

      I’m so glad, Pamela. I really wanted to recrreate that moment as best I could in sharing this deck. Thank you for sharing your journey too. It’s amazing how these experiences can bring us closer together. Now that’s magic :)

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