Opening the Cat Tarot Cards Deck, it’s fun to use these cards to do readings. They are very cat-like, and the cards show a lot of cat behavior. The Little White Book, which is based on the RWS deck, has a few common spreads and short descriptions of each card.
The Cat Tarot Cards Deck Review
Cat Tarot Deck
The paper is nice, and it’s not too thick. The cards are a good size as 5’7 inch and for hands and are easy to shuffle. The cards don’t stick to each other and usually move pretty well around each other.
The backs of the deck are made so that you can’t tell if the cards are facing up or down just by looking at them.
There is a 1/4-inch border around each card in case you want to cut them down a bit to make the deck easier to hold for people with smaller hands.
If you like cats, this deck is cute and cartoony and can be used for all kinds of readings. I’m glad I bought this deck, and I’m looking forward to learning a lot more about it over the next few weeks.
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What is included in the Cat Tarot Cards Deck?
Hard Box to store and protect your cards
Tarot guidebook booklet with pictures and a list of all the tarot cards and the meanings of each
78 Tarot Cards
22 Major Arcana cards
56 Minor Arcana cards
What is the Cat Tarot Card Meanings?
This fun cute and modern take on the classic tarot deck combines authenticity with a cat’s sense of humor. It comes with 78 tarot cards and a guidebook on how to get the most out of the cat’s wisdom.
Both fans of tarot and feline companionship will enjoy this friendly and humorous deck.
The Cat Tarot is a delightful and well-crafted deck of 78 cards that are based on observations of feline behavior that are common knowledge to the majority of cat owners.
The Minor Arcana cards have been arranged as the wands are toys for cats, and the Cups are used for both food and water.
Pentacles are the cat’s food and the words are the cat’s claws and teeth.
Megan Lynn Kott the illustrator of the Cat Tarot
Since 2006, Megan has been an illustrator for a living. Megan designs graphics, illustrations, and textiles for many clients, including Chronicle Books, Maximum Fun, Meowbox, and Tea Collection.
She also makes beautiful watercolor portraits of pets and visits craft fairs. She likes to look at animals in trouble, drink coffee, and sit on her porch when the weather is nice when she’s not painting cats. She is an artist, and she has always loved cats. She lives in Milwaukee, WI with her spouse and 3 pets.
Cat Tarot Cards
The artist of this deck, Megan Lynn Kott, has done an outstanding job of creating paint loose watercolors that flawlessly sum up the actions of animal cats.
These watercolors may be found on the deck. Despite the fact that all of the tones are on the softer side, I most certainly would not describe this deck as pastel in any way.
I give Kott a lot of credit for the amount of attention that he pays to the many hair layers on the dog and cat, as well as their shades, markings, and patterns. In addition to that, she does an excellent job depicting the faces of the family pets as well as their own personalities.
In addition to that, the humorous bone in this deck is arguably one of the most dependable cards I’ve ever seen in any kind of deck, regardless of whether it’s linked to animals or not.
The traditional suits with the 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana cards, in this deck, have been given a nice twist. Instead of
- Wands, there are toys for cats.
- Cups can be used for both food and water.
- Pentacles is cat food
- Swords become the cat’s claws and teeth.
(Anyone who has ever had a cat as a pet will know that this is true.) The pictures don’t always show the suits to their fullest potential.
For example, more than one pet dog or cat toy (like a string or a feather) can stand in for a wand. So, this can often make it hard to agree on something.
This is especially true when learning the deck for the first time. But at some point, the guidebook will be used a lot.
Cat Tarot Images
Cat Tarot Card Details
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Purple watercolor background with tarot-related esoteric icons
Included with the deck: A 108-page guidebook written by Julia Smillie.
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Publication date April 2, 2019
Language : English
Cards : 78 pages
ISBN-10 : 145217363X
ISBN-13 : 978-1452173634
Item Weight : 11.3 ounces
Dimensions : 3.38 x 1.88 x 5.38 inches / 8.5 x 4.7 x 13.6 cm
Creators (Illustrator): Megan Lynn Kott
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Who published the Cat Tarot?
Illustration: Megan Lynn Kott
Guidebook: Julia Smillie
Publisher : Chronicle Books
When was the Cat Tarot published?
The Cat Tarot deck was published on April 2, 2019, by Chronicle Books
Cat Tarot review
Meagan Lynn Kott’s Cat Tarot is a lovely new deck. I hate to call it charming (though it is) since the word ‘cute’ tends to trivialize its subject matter, and this is a well-thought-out and produced deck. Yes, there are multiple cat tarot decks available, but each one is distinct, and this deck is no exception.
Megan Lynn Kott has built her deck on astutely observed cat behaviors that will be known to all cat fans, rather than dressing cats up as historical figures or anthropomorphizing them and having them execute human actions.
It perceives the world in the manner that we assume cats do. Here are a few examples: The Hermit is shown as a paper bag, Death as a vacuum cleaner (dreadful but not lethal), and The Devil as a drooling dog.
It is likewise based on the Waite-Smith deck and seeks creative and odd ways to communicate the WST themes in a feline manner.
The Cat Tarot Cards Deck Package
This 78-card deck is entirely drawn, featuring 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana cards. The Major Arcana features the 22 familiar RWS card names and sequencing.
The Minor Arcana is split into four suits, each with 14 cards. Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles are the four suits, each with ten number cards and four Court cards (Page, Knight, Queen, and King).
Cat toys symbolize Wands, Cups represent food and water dishes, Swords represent the cats’ own teeth and claws, and Pentacles represent cat biscuits and food goodies.
The cards are 70 by 120 mm in size, which is standard for tarot cards. There is plenty of room on the face for the artwork, titles, and numbers, and the cards are easy to hold.
The cards are lightweight, strong, and flexible without being fragile. The deck as a whole is not very large. The texture is glossy and smooth, allowing for simple handling and shuffling without the cards sticking together or clumping.
Each picture is sharp and clear, and the print quality is superb. The colors are vibrant, the outlines are crisp, and the titles are clear and readable. There is no color bleeding, errors, or blurring.
Line drawing and watercolor are used to create the pictures. With a keen eye for detail and emotion, the artwork portrays the charm and cheekiness of cats.
The artist employs a diverse range of natural colors, some bright and cheery, others delicate and subdued.
The artist does not strive for photorealism, but rather presents her own creative interpretation of our feline companions; her style is unique but immediate and approachable.
Instead of the aloof air that some more commercial designs might give, this tarot artwork has a warm and inviting vibe about it.
Megan Lynn Kott is certainly a cat enthusiast, judging by the beautiful assortment of cat facial expressions and sinuous movements she captures.
Each picture has a small black frame and a wider white border. The number of the card appears at the top of the artwork, while the caption appears in a blank white area underneath it.
All titles and numbers are written by hand (as opposed to in a commercial font). The backs of the cards are decorated with esoteric and astrological symbols mixed with cat’s paws, fish, paw prints, and mice in dark purple on a lavender backdrop. These little symbols are carefully balanced such that the design may be reversed.
The cards are housed in a sturdy cardboard box with a lift-off cover. The base box is light lavender and printed with cat tarot pictures, a short description of the deck, the publisher, and price information. The picture of a small crouching cat from the Knight of Wands appears on both sides of the box.
The interior of the base and lid are printed with the same pattern as the back of the cards, but in dark blue on sky blue print.
The box’s lid has a half circle cut out at each end, which not only makes it easier to remove the top but also enables the small cat printed on the base box’s ends to peep out at the user.
The picture on the lid is one-of-a-kind and does not appear on any of the cards (although it is a little similar to the Three of Swords).
It depicts a winking cat playing card on a green and blue backdrop. Along with the deck’s title, there’s a modest collection of occult symbols, including a mouse and a fish, all in holographic foil.
The Cat Tarot Card Guidebook
Julia Smillie wrote the 108-page manual, which includes all directions in English. The book begins with an introduction to the tarot, which is essentially a condensed history of the tarot’s development.
This is followed by an explanation of how a tarot deck is constructed, as well as what each Arcana and suit signifies. There is a quick and approachable discussion of how to prepare for a reading, which involves asking a cat to share its knowledge.
There are seven divinatory spreads in the ‘Spreads and Layouts’ section, including the inevitable one-card draw, the three-card past-present-future layout, and a five-card spread dubbed The Paw, the Celtic Cross, the Horseshoe, a nine-card Mandala spread, and the Tree of Life layout. This is followed by some good, though short, guidance on how to interpret the cards.
The book is then split into two parts, the first devoted to the Major Arcana and the second to the Minor Arcana.
Each Major Arcana card has its own double page, with one side devoted to a black-and-white copy of the card and the other to a (very) short explanation of the artwork. There are divinatory gatherings for both upright and inverted cards.
While these interpretations are pretty common, they do benefit from cat knowledge and have their own subtle comedy that refers to the artwork. The Cat Tarot’s divinatory interpretations tend on the side of optimism, without denying that loss and struggle creep into our lives from time to time.
The Minor Arcana cards are given less space, and the pictures are reproduced in considerably smaller sizes.
The descriptions, on the other hand, are lengthier, and the divinatory information, notably for the Court cards, is on par with, if not longer than, that provided to Major Arcana cards.
This is a wonderfully useful small handbook, created exclusively for this deck yet detailed enough to be useful outside of the Cat Tarot.
It goes without saying that if you like cats, this is the tarot deck for you. If you want a tarot deck that is lighthearted yet serious, or one that is non-threatening (no doom and gloom), this is the deck for you.
If you’re looking for a deck that is playful, I highly recommend the Cat Tarot. This deck is attractive, cozy, and user-friendly all around. Absolutely beautiful.
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Julianne has a bachelor’s in communication and journalism working with Psychic Spirituality & Relationships. She has also practiced numerology, tarot, and other psychic arts.