Q: I am really interested in Tarot, but I keep reading that you can't buy your own deck, so how do people get theirs?
A: That is a common misconception; you can totally buy your own tarot decks, and most people do. Personally, while I always appreciate being gifted tarot decks, I've found I connect better to decks I have chosen myself. So don't hesitate to purchase one you like!
Q: Is there an actual starter deck? Or can I just buy whichever?
A: Many people start with a Raider Waite as it's the oldest and most recognizable, but given that almost all decks available come with an instruction booklet, you can really start wherever you want!
Q: I honestly just don't like the Raider Waite, it is boring and cookie cutter and I'd prefer to start with something a little prettier. Do you have any recommendations?
A: I'm quite fond of both the DruidCraft and the Wild Unknown tarot; the artwork is amazing, but it also provides a very thorough explanation book for both.
Q: I have runes at home but it just isn't resonating with me. Is it something that comes with time?
A: It definitely can be. I personally don't have the best relationship with runes, though I have found that wooden runes work better for me than stones. Alternatively, if the set you have isn't working so well, perhaps try a different stone or a wooden set; on occasion, the stones themselves can cause a block. But don't feel you have to work with runes, if it isn't your thing, don't worry!
Q: Are love spells immoral?
A: That depends, on one hand, any spell that intends to remove a person's free will is morally questionable at best, however, there are some who argue that a love spell will only work if the intention is already in the person. Given that spell work isn't an exact science, I would recommend avoiding the area.
Lady Wynnie is the ArchPriestess and founder of Covenant of the Rose. She is also a talented writer who will be blogging about the coven and it's happenings!