This cat deck is absolutely awesome and is perfect for anyone with cats or doing pet readings. The more I work with this deck, the more amazed I am at the depth of meaning in so many of the cards. As a some-times Cat Breeder, The Barn Cat Lady Web-Page Owner and Psychic Reader; the level of understanding of the cat universe (and how it applies to the cards) is breath-taking.
This deck is stunning, but unlike some other cat decks out there is neither cute or creepy. The kittens are sometimes cute, but not to the point of overwhelming the card; and are always doing something appropriate to the meaning of the card.
The deck is divided into the major arcana of course (the other really good cat deck I have is only major cards) and the four suits of the "Cat Universe" lizard, fish, bird and mouse.
I think my favorite are the mouse (coin) cards because they have images of what is "wealth" to cats, not people. For example a farmer milking a cow or a find of mice in the straw up in the barn.
These cards are designed by a cat-vet, whose full time job is running a cat-care clinic and whose hobby is illustrating and tarot. I have only run into one other illustrator who can draw cats as amazingly alive and she is also a vet.
Finally, while these cards are obviously aimed at cat lovers and have a special spread designed for cat readings; they work perfectly well as a normal deck.
It does help if you understand and know cats, for example the Emperor is "The Cattery Tom," a proud father figure of authority but whom himself is subject to rules and authority. He has freedom to keep his all his cat parts, but only mates at the right time and is denied the total freedom to roam the streets. In the picture, one of his kittens is climbing up on a rocking chair to visit him, an illustration of his paternal side (which some toms actually have and others do not). so Authority, but within its proper place.
I've been waiting for this deck for six months and keeping friends updated on face-book as to the publication deck. I have not been disappointed, I love this deck!
Melodi's Psychic Readings