The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck is almost certainly the most widely used tarot card deck in the world. There are 78 tarot cards, divided into the Major and Minor Arcanas; Includes: A4 size - 15 - page printed booklet providing basic meanings of the tarot, how to ask questions, tarot spreads- with meanings, Major Arcana & Minor Arcana 'Tarot Cheat Sheet' (A4 double sided laminated) & tarot velvet pouch.
Card Size: 103mm x 60mm / 10.3 x 6cm which means they're slightly smaller than the originals, containing the same symbolism and information, and for some of you, a lot easier to handle. They fit neatly into your hand and are easy to shuffle.
This deck highlights the traditional symbolism of the cards - you'll instantly recognise many of the designs and will soon become familiar with them all as you start to do readings yourself.
If you're new to tarot, this is the deck to start on. Lots of tarot books refer to this deck so you'll be able to follow along easily -you'll pick up lots of nuances as you use them - and each card has the relevant words on it so you'll be certain you've got the right meaning.
The back of the cards give no idea of the orientation of the card so if you do reversal readings, that's perfect.