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Cat Tarot Cards: 8 Decks for Predicting Feline Futures

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When you love your cat, cat things seem to accumulate in your home. Whether it’s cat artwork, cat books, or cat decor, it’s definitely easy to find some cat-themed items to fall in love with.

But when you’re able to combine the love of your cat with other interests (because as much as we adore our feline friends, they’re not actually our only loves), it’s almost impossible to pass up a cat-themed purchase. Enter: cat tarot cards.

Mystical Cats: The Purrfect Tarot Inspiration

Cat looking up looking mystical

Tarot cards have been used by mystics for centuries for divination, fortune-telling, or spiritual and psychological introspection—and they’ve only become more popular during the pandemic, when all of us had more time for introspection and picking up new hobbies (not to mention spending more time with our kitties.) 

So why not upgrade your traditional tarot deck and get yourself a cat tarot deck?

After all, cats have a long history with spirituality and mysticism too. Believed to be our companions for at least 4,000 years of human history, they’ve also been recurring characters in myths, folklore, and ancient stories. 

For example, one historical Buddhist sect believed that if you were holy enough, your soul would be transferred to a cat. In Wales, it was once believed that cats could predict the weather. Meanwhile, the ancient Egyptians considered felines to be deities—killing them carried a death sentence. And, according to Norwegian myths, forest cats were supposed to be fairies or goblins in disguise and their eyes were windows into magical realms. 

In ancient Scottish and Irish folklore, a black cat called the Cat Sith used to haunt the Celtic countryside and for centuries these spooky felines have been associated with witches. In fact, superstitious fishermen in Britain used to throw bits of fish back into the sea “for the cat,” a mythical cat that was also a witch that lived in the sea and could cause storms.  

With such a long history as spiritual symbols, cats seem like they’re the purrrfect mystical inspiration for tarot art inspiration. 

Plus, a traditional tarot deck is made up of 78 cards—22 major arcana cards and 56 minor arcana — featuring different illustrations and themes. This means that if you buy a kitty tarot deck, you’ve essentially got at least 78 new pieces of cat art to admire, making them the perfect gift for the cat owners in your life (or yourself, of course).

Best Cat Tarot Card Decks

Convinced you need a cat tarot deck? The good news is there are lots of amazing decks featuring beautiful artwork depicting cats available to buy online. Some even come with accessories, like storage boxes, guidebooks if you’re a tarot beginner, or free mystical gifts. 

Best Overall Cat Tarot Card Deck

Our Pick: Tarot Cats by bunnydee

Bunny dee card deck

Made by a California cat-loving Etsy artist, this tarot deck has 78 unique cards. Each 2.75” by 4.75” card is printed on sturdy, glossy card stock and features original prints of one of the artist’s hand-painted watercolor and ink illustrations featuring cats. Plus, the deck comes with a small pamphlet about the artist and her inspiration for making the cards. 

Highlights

  • Full deck of 78 cards
  • Standard tarot card size
  • Come with a free pamphlet about the artist
  • Each card features an original watercolor and ink illustration
  • Bestselling item on Etsy with five stars
  • Option to buy with a drawstring card bag

Things to Consider

  • It’s on the expensive side for a tarot deck

Best Cat Tarot With Black Cats

Our Pick: Black Cat Tarot Cards by LuckyTesseract

Black cat tarot cards deck

Black cats have long been associated with mysticism and folklore in many cultures, so if you’re looking for a tarot deck that embraces this —or you have a beloved black feline of your own—this might be the deck for you. Each card is standard tarot card size (2.75” by 4.75” inches) and features an original black, white, and gold illustration of black kitties. You can also decide if you want a full deck or a major arcana deck (21 cards). 

Highlights

  • Two deck sizes are available
  • Artist is a star seller on Etsy, meaning they have a history of 5-star reviews
  • Cards are standard tarot size and have a smooth finish
  • Come with a free sticker and info card

Things to Consider

  • Full deck price is expensive
  • You won’t find colorful cards in this offering

Cutest Cat Tarot Cards

Our Pick: Cute Cat Tarot by TheCatOracle

Cat Oracle cute cat set

Created by an artist from Minnesota, this 79 card deck comes with 22 major arcana, 56 minor arcana, a bonus card, a book-shaped box with a magnetic clasp, and a guidebook. Each individual card features an original cute cat illustration printed on smooth art paper and the edges of each card have a stunning holographic foil-gilded edge. 

Highlights

  • Traditional full deck plus one bonus card
  • Free shipping in the US
  • Standard tarot card size
  • Holographic foil-gilded edge is a nice touch
  • Comes with a guidebook and storage box

Things to Consider

  • These have an adorable anime look to them. But it may not be everyone’s favorite style.

Most Affordable Cat Tarot Cards 

Our Pick: Cat Tarot by Megan Lynn Kott

Cat Tarot whimsical deck

If you’re new to tarot and want to get yourself a cat tarot card set without having to spend a fortune, this deck is probably what you’re looking for. The whimsical cards were created by Megan Lynn Kott, an illustrator from Wisconsin that lives with three cats and each card features a cat up to some kind of mischief. Plus, the deck comes with a 108-page guidebook. 

Highlights

  • Affordably priced
  • Deck contains 78 cards
  • Made for beginners
  • Comes with a 108-page guidebook

Things to Consider

  • The guidebook is a small size that some find difficult to read
  • Illustrations don’t match traditional symbolism

Best Major Arcana Cat Tarot Set

Our Pick: Luna Cat Tarot Deck by Artzofluna

Luna Cat tarot deck 22 major arcana set/collections

These beautiful, bestselling cat tarot cards are handmade by Christine Koh, a “star seller” on Etsy. They’re printed on high quality, cotton-linen paper, and feature prints of original illustrations that retain the symbolism of traditional tarot. Each purchase also comes with a collectible zodiac coin.

Highlights

  • Comes with a box and a free collectible zodiac coin
  • The deck includes 22 arcana cards with fun cat illustrations
  • Comes with a free zodiac coin
  • Artist is a star seller on Etsy
  • Highly reviewed by Etsy customers

Things to Consider

  • Shipping costs can be high
  • Seller doesn’t have cat minor arcana cards available
  • A bit expensive for a 22-card deck

Most Whimsical Cat Tarot Deck

Our Pick: The Weird Cat Tarot Deck and Guidebook by GabbyKashArt

The Weird Cat Tarot Deck and Guidebook

Created by a Brooklyn-based Etsy artist, The Weird Cat Tarot Deck is one of the most fun cat tarot decks you can find. Not only does each card feature a colorful, whimsical cat illustration, but the back is brightly colored and each individual card is lined with pink foil. The deck also comes with a hard storage box to keep your cards safe and a color guidebook to help you learn the meaning of your cards. 

Highlights

  • Cards have pink foil edged
  • Comes with a magnetic flip box to store cards
  • Handmade item
  • Comes with a color guidebook with card meanings, sketches, and zodiac
  • Free to ship in the U.S.

Things to Consider

  • It’s a very colorful deck, so not ideal for minimalists

Best Black and White Cat Tarot Deck

Our Pick: Faeles Arcanae by taylorbrynart

Taylor Bryn Art the Cat Tarot Deck

This full deck of 78 tarot cards features black and white ink illustrations of cats made by a Pennsylvania-based Etsy artist. The cards have silver leafing on the edges and come in a silver foil embossed box with a hinged opening and silver ribbon. The deck also comes with a booklet that features suggested interpretations for each card and shipping is free in the U.S.

Highlights

  • Full deck of 78 handmade cards
  • Comes with a silver foil embossed box and booklet
  • Free shipping
  • Each card features black and white ink illustration
  • Silver foil edges

Things to Consider

  • This is a more sophisticated deck…not quite as “cute” as some of the others on the list.

Best Mystical Cat Tarot Deck

Our Pick: Mystical Cats Tarot

Mystical Cats Tarot Cards

Created by a Portland priestess with 40 years working with tarot and an illustrator from Missouri, this deck of cards is organized by elemental suits—Earth, Sea, Fire, and Sky—and features cat-based court cards. Each card features popular domestic breeds of cats in the illustrations too, ensuring you’ll likely find a kitty in the cards that looks like yours. 

Highlights

  • Created by an experienced Tarot reader
  • Contains a full deck of cards
  • The deck is organized by elemental suits
  • More affordably priced than most items on this list

Things to Consider

  • Card stock isn’t very durable
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