Cat’s Eye Tarot – Cats are pleasing to the eye, complex in their behaviors. Mysterious in their moods, providing a “purrfect” model for a visually evocative medium like the tarot. Every card in Cat’s Eye Tarot tells a story. Illustrated from a feline point of view. Let these cats guide you as you use the tarot to learn about yourself and your cat. The card meanings and numbering follow Rider-Waite interpretations. With reptiles, fish, birds, and mice replacing the usual suit symbols. Even the newcomer to tarot will be able to relate to these delightful images of cats and learn valuable lessons from them.
Debra M. Givin, DVM has been a practicing veterinarian for 28 years; 22 of them in an exclusively feline practice.
Cat’s Eye Tarot Review by Christiana Gaudet
So many tarot lovers are also cat lovers. I must admit I am the exception. Yes, I have loved a few kitties over the years, but I am not what you would call a “cat person.” Therefore, I would likely never meet the artist of the new Cat’s Eye Tarot in her day job as a veterinarian. I love it when smart people go public as tarotists. I admire someone who is multi-talented enough to make it through veterinary school. Keep a medical practice, read tarot, be an artist and create a tarot deck.
The marriage of cats and tarot has created some interesting offspring. We have Black Cats Tarot , Mystical Cats Tarot , Tarot of the Pagan Cats, and Baroque Bohemian Cats’ Tarot, to name only a few. One might ask if the world needed yet another cat tarot. Given the number of tarot-reading cat-lovers, there can probably never be enough. The Cat’s Eye Tarot differentiates itself from the rest of the litter quite nicely.
The cats drawn by Debra M. Given are extremely realistic housecats. Any of them could be a patient at her felines-only veterinary hospital in Portland, Maine. One of my favorite aspects of Cat’s Eye Tarot is that these cats, unlike most tarot cats, don’t wear clothes, ride horses, mix potions or brandish swords. They do cat things. The cat things they do are enough akin to Rider Waite Smith symbolism that many of the images are immediately understandable.