My first Tarot deck was the Medieval Tarot by Scapini. I thought something medieval seemed appropriate, knowing absolutely nothing about Tarot. This deck and I did not get along at all. I found its somewhat dark images disturbing. It is sitting in a drawer and has been untouched for years.
Then I found out that you are 'supposed' to learn with the Rider Waite deck. So I got one. Unfortunately my intuition took one look at this deck and said 'ZZZzzzzzz'
So I decided to find a deck that appealed to me and found this delightful deck, Tarot of a Moon Garden. Unfortunately, it is pretty crowded for someone to learn with, but I enjoy it and go back to it on occasion. The busyness of the cards doesn't bother me now.
Still looking for a deck to learn with, I found Sacred Circle Tarot. I love this deck, but again it was confusing for a beginner as it does not follow the Rider Waite format exactly, so it can get confusing. I primarily use this deck for meditation which it seems to be perfectly suited for. Each card is a doorway to a landscape that you can just step through in meditation.
So I stumbled along, learning slowly until this deck was printed. Mystic Dreamer Tarot. This one appealed to me in every way. The images attract me, my intuitive voice chatters away happily. This is my main deck and I love it and carry it with me most of the time.
But I have been introduced to the Magical Forest Tarot on Lizzie's Logic blog and I find myself more and more attracted to it. The messages seem to come across loud and clear and the images, while simplistic, really have a lot to say. I don't own this deck yet, but I think I will sometime in the future.
Does your personal experience with Tarot evolve? Have you progressed through decks as your abilities have increased? Do you change decks depending on the reading or your mood? Do you stick with one deck all the time no matter what?