MemberFebruary 13, 2021 at 10:25 pm
I mean no offense. Please understand that.
I finally took the plunge and got a few decks. Kipper and traditional Rider-Waite. I like them.
But I have noticed that a lot of decks have more feminine designs. Nothing is wrong with this, but I’d personally like decks that are more “middle of the road”, if that makes sense.
I am male, but I am not a super masculine one. But in saying that, it doesn’t mean I want fluffy clouds and pink everywhere. (Generalization, but you know what I mean.)
Can anyone point me in a direction of decks that don’t particularly have an overly feminine feel?
EDIT: Thank you everyone for the suggestions. It means a lot!
obake_ga_ippaiGuestFebruary 13, 2021 at 10:25 pm
While there are a lot of ‘feminine’ leaning decks, I find that most are fairly neutral. The traditional RWS and its variations come to mind, as does the Bianco Nero, Anna. K, and to be honest lots of other decks. Where are you looking? A lot of the ‘trending’ ones on sites like Amazon tend to be more ‘feminine’, e.g. Light Seers. Find a site that’s less ‘flavour of the day’ algorithm-heavy and you should find a good range. Alternatively, [http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/themes.shtml](http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/themes.shtml) will allow you to browse a huge range of decks and something might catch your eye.
pl4gu30fwaspsGuestFebruary 13, 2021 at 10:25 pm
I’m very fond of my Fountain tarot, its tones are more silver and neutral and the artwork is striking.
Squirrels-on-LSDGuestFebruary 13, 2021 at 10:25 pm
The good ol Thoth is pretty neutral. It was actually one of the factors for which i chose it originally for my study.
Gender balance is important in my practice so the second two decks I chose (Rohrig and Law of Attraction) are also not strongly feminine or masculine. Though Rohrig does seem to have (likely inadvertently) done his art to appeal to the male gaze, so it doesn’t go to walk in bookings with me.
hilaryfayesvanGuestFebruary 13, 2021 at 10:25 pm
I actually find the traditional rider deck to be quite neutral, which was part of the reason I was more attracted to it than many others, which i also find to be overly feminine! Therefore I am hesitant to offer a suggestion based on my POV, I just thought it was interesting how differently we can all project different things onto decks (neither right or wrong)
popsiclepantiesGuestFebruary 13, 2021 at 10:25 pm
The Deviant Moon deck is neutral. And the artwork is stunning. It’s one of my favorite decks.
TheHipsterMermaidGuestFebruary 13, 2021 at 10:25 pm
It might be worth looking into the Prisma Visions tarot. The artwork for the cards is quite beautiful and the minor arcana can be laid out to form a continuous scene.
One thing to know about the deck is that it’s not really meant to be used with reversals however.
scorchdearthGuestFebruary 13, 2021 at 10:25 pm
Hi! I’m genderqueer so this topic interests me as well.
This deck is really popular but I feel like mentioning it anyway: the wild unknown tarot. All the cards are animals and objects. I find it difficult to gender animals.
mortalitasi473GuestFebruary 13, 2021 at 10:25 pm
a couple more neutral decks i own would be morgan-greer and legacy of the divine
Frosted_RavensGuestFebruary 13, 2021 at 10:25 pm
I like the Marigold Tarot
Aquariu5ladyGuestFebruary 13, 2021 at 10:25 pm
Although these are oracle, not tarot, i LOVE them: The Enchanted Map by Colette Baron Reid! My favorite tarot decks are: The Chrysalis Tarot and The Steampunk Tarot!!
AutisticTarotGuestFebruary 13, 2021 at 10:25 pm
The This Might Hurt Tarot
KalpanitaGuestFebruary 13, 2021 at 10:25 pm
Heaven and Earth Tarot
In_the_Hazel_woodGuestFebruary 13, 2021 at 10:25 pm
I’ve been eyeballing The Inversion Tarot. I really like the graphic style. But it’s smaller, more like the size of playing cards, so you may not like it if you have larger hands. (I have tiny hands, so most tarot decks are too big for me.)
elf_hatGuestFebruary 13, 2021 at 10:25 pm
Maybe morgan greer?