Thank you to both of you for your help. Honestly, it feels wrong for me to learn with any other deck. I feel a very strong connecting to the women in my family when I hold this deck, and in a way I feel like great grandmother is guiding me as I study them and begin the explore them. I would have been very heartbroken if I had been advised to get my own!
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RE: Deck Question
I have recently received a Rider-Waite deck from my mother. This deck belonged to my great grandmother and was given to my mother when she passed away. My mother had no interest in it and had full intention of passing it along to me once I was responsible enough in her eyes to appreciate it.
I am 23 now and have been given the deck. I am extremely drawn to it and all that it involves, but I recently read that it is not advised to allow anyone else to use your deck. Does this apply since it was passed down in my family? I don't want to disrespect my great grandmother in any way and will get my own deck if this is a possibility. She did not ever state that she wanted it to be passed down, but she was also not the type of woman to think about those sort of things. She was kind and didn't have a mean bone in her body so I would like to think that she would be proud that I have started connecting with them. Unfortunately, I am still slightly nervous and figured I would cover my bases before digging into them any further.
Do you think I should continue to use them or find my own deck?