Animal Tarot Decks
Animal Tarot decks featuring animals and animal energies. Cats, dogs, Australian animals, and Native American and Celtic animal archetypes.
The All Bears Tarot is a colourful, collage-style deck using photographic images of bears - pandas, polar bears, grizzlies and more. All of the proceeds from the deck go towards bear rescues and shelters.
The Ancient Animal Wisdom Oracle has 38 vibrant, cleverly illustrated animal spirit cards. Each card features a different African animal, linked with an inspirational passage, chosen to help the reader hear their own intuition and find clarity.
The Animal Dreaming Oracle is a 45-card animal wisdom deck featuring illustrations of mostly indigenous Australian animals. The set includes a 132-page companion guidebook.
The Animal Messages set features 52 different animals accompanied by inspirational messages. The cards are designed to uncover the meaning behind animals and totems, and be used for affirmation or divination.
The Animal Spirits Knowledge Cards are a collection of 48 paintings of animal spirit beings, by Susan Seddon Boulet (who also created the Goddess Knowledge Cards).
The Animal Tarot Cards is a 78-card set from Doreen Virtue, designed to give the reader heavenly guidance via animal guides. The cards have rather attractively illustrated animal scenes, with an interpretation printed below.
The Animal Totem Tarot features animals from around the world in their natural (and sometimes not so natural) habitats. The 78 borderless cards naturally incorporate tarot symbolism into each animal's scene. The deck also comes with a substantial 347-page companion book.
The Animal Voices Oracle is designed to connect children with the wisdom and energy of endangered animals from around the world. The 31 gentle cards have illustrations of each animal in its environment, and keywords below. The deck comes with a 100-page guidebook.
The Animal Whispers Empowerment Cards is a set of 44 cards from Madeleine Walker, an animal healer and intuitive. Each card has a photographic image of the animal and some digital decoration, creating a magical and rather beautiful effect.
The Animal Wisdom Tarot fuses tarot imagery and symbolism with animal wisdom and guidance, transforming the traditional cards to highlight nature. Each card features a different animal, and the suits have become Shells, Branches, Fossils and Feathers.
There is not a human image in the Animal Wise Tarot. Each card has a centred photograph of an individual animal in a natural setting. The border is wide, pink and decorative and contains a phrase conveying the meaning of the card. The suits have been renamed to Ancients, Winged Ones, Four-Leggeds and Shapeshifters.
The Animalis os Fortuna Tarot is a macabre but not gory 78-card black and white tarot deck that uses animals and bones to represent each card. Each major arcana card features a different animal and the suits have also been adapted to the animal kingdom. The deck is self-published by the author.
The Animals Divine Tarot has been entirely created by Lisa Hunt, artist of the Shapeshifter and Celtic Dragon Tarot decks. The major arcana and court cards depict watercolour images of animal gods and goddesses, while the suit cards are associated with animals, birds, reptiles and insects of the water, air, earth and fire.
The Animism Tarot merges tarot and animal symbolism in a fully-illustrated 79-card deck. Each of its charming cards, originally painted in a textured acrylic, showcases a different animal. The deck (naturally) includes an extra Happy Squirrel card. Available from the artist through The Game Crafter.
A wholly Australian tarot deck, each of the 78 cards in the Australian Animal Tarot has a different animal, bird, reptile or insect illustrated in lifelike detail. A gemstone and four keywords are also associated with each card. Suit elements have also been changed - Wands are Earth, Swords are Fire and Pentacles are Air.
The Badgers Forest Tarot is the fourth deck from Nakisha, with 78 borderless cards illustrated with animals in their natural surroundings. The major arcana feature deer, bison, chipmunks, bears and more. In the minor arcana, badgers are swords, foxes are cups, rabbits are wands and crows are pentacles. The deck is self-published by the artist.
The Baroque Bohemian Cats' Tarot is one-of-a-kind. Three elements: real cats of all colours and breeds, gorgeous Baroque costumes, and a luxurious European environment, have been digitally blended into a workable Tarot deck for all cat lovers.
The Birdqueen Tarot has 78 positive and optimistic cards illustrated without the use of the human form - through animals, birds, insects and plants. The majors are linked with an appropriate animal, while the suits are represented by plants (Pentacles), sea creatures (Cups), insects (Wands) and birds are Keys (adapted from Swords). Self-published and available from the artist.
The BlueDogRose Tarot is a watercolour deck of animal art, with simple images of domestic animals. In the suits, the Swords are Cats, Cups are Birds, Pentacles are Rodents, and Clubs are Dogs. The major arcana also feature goldfish, guinea pigs and rabbits. From the creator of the TaRat.
The Bohemian Animal Tarot has 80 charming cards with the Rider-Waite-based tarot archetypes represented by part-human, part-animal characters. This is the first tarot deck from oracle author, Scott Alexander King.
The Butterfly Affirmations deck has 44 simple, double-sided cards with photographic illustrations of different butterflies on the face, and short uplifting affirmations on the reverse. It's a pretty and easy to use oracle and advice set.
The Cephalopod Tarot Deck is a 78-card deck that celebrates cephalopods in fact and legend -- the highly intelligent sea creatures including cuttlefish, octopus and squid. These very unique cards have been skilfully painted in watercolours. Self-published by the artist through The Game Crafter.
The Chat du Marseilles Tarot is a trumps-only deck drawn in French style, based on the 1761 Conver Marseilles. It's quite traditional but for one thing - instead of humans, there are cats!
The Crazy Little Cows Tarot is just that - designed with crazy little cows in order to make people smile. It's a deck-in-progress of 78 cards, with four suits of Butterflies (air), Flowers (earth), Milk (water) and Woods (fire).
The Creature Teacher Oracle has 45 round cards featuring animals from around the world. It offers insight from the animal world, but with guidance and wisdom directed towards the issues faced in modern life. It's a set for all ages, created by an author with a background in teaching and youth mentoring.
The Crow's Magick Tarot is the second deck created by artist Londa. The cards have a very dark feel, probably because most of the scenes have a black background. I'm not sure how the symbols relate to traditional tarot, but the images are powerful.
The Dog Pack Oracle Cards was designed as an aid to guidance and spiritual awareness, as well as to heighten the connection between people and their dogs. A sweet and well-chosen set of 44 photographic cards, it can be used on its own or together with a tarot set.
The Dog Wisdom Cards are twin to the Cat Wisdom Cards, and each card features cute puppies of all shapes and sizes photographed on a white background. The cards have keyword titles. From Australian deck creator Toni Carmine Salerno.
The Dolphin Daze Tarot is a pleasant black-and-white illustrated Tarot celebrating the artist's love of dolphins. The 78 original paintings show dolphins in representation, in fantasy, and in their environment.
The Dragon Oracle is based on Chinese astrology and has 36 cards. The cards are illustrated with significant animals with astrological associations, and the Chinese character for that animal.
The Dream Raven Tarot is 78 card deck illustrated with brightly coloured ravens of all types. Artist Beth Seilonen sees ravens as a carrier of messages for the soul, and has designed the imagery to assist the reader with bringing their dreams into their conscious reality.
The Druid Animal Oracle has nicely drawn and detailed pictures of animals familiar to the Druids, each symbolic of particular attributes such as the Dragon. A thorough knowledge of British landscapes, flora and fauna would be helpful in interpretation, but it's a gorgeous deck.
The Fantastic Menagerie Tarot has original artwork based on 19th century drawings by French artist, J. J. Grandville. The witty, detailed cards are based on the Rider-Waite pattern and feature fantastical human-like animals. Another deck from the very talented combination of Karen Mahony and Alex Ukolov from baba studio.
The Fantastical Creatures Tarot has 78 cards of mythical creatures, fantasy animals and legendary races, painted in watercolours in Lisa Hunt's beautiful and detailed style. It's based on the Rider-Waite, but in this deck Swords are associated with Fire and Wands with Air.
The Feral Tarot is a lovely photographic deck of 22 cards, which draws inspiration from the animal world rather than the traditional tarot symbols.
The Ferret Tarot is an amusing, unique and readable Tarot focusing on the perspective and life of the ferret. The symbolism of the 78 cards is loosely based on the Rider-Waite. Printed in black and white on non-laminated card.
The Hawaiian Oracle has very pretty cards of the animal spirits of Hawaii, drawing on the Hawaiian mythology and traditions. There are 36 cards and a 144-page guidebook with explanations.
The Higher Intuitions Oracle has 44 pretty and whimsical cards, each illustrated with an animal in the natural world. It's a positive deck, designed to help you access your intuition in order to create your own best life.
The "i Cani" deck has 22 major arcana cards and is wholly devoted to dogs of different breeds in Tarot poses. It's a limited edition Tarot, with unlaminated cardboard cards printed in black and white.
The Gatti deck is an Italian Tarot of 22 cards, each featuring a cat illustrated in black and white. It's the cat version of the i Cani deck, also by Menegazzi, and is a limited edition with unlaminated and slightly differently sized cards.
The Magical Menagerie has 42 cards featuring real and mythical animals from Greek and Celtic legend. A deck for self-exploration, problem-solving, magic and divination.
Magical Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle Cards are another 44-card oracle set from Doreen Virtue. The cards are designed to be easy to use and feature pretty illustrations above inspirational quotes.
The Magical Unicorns Oracle is a positive set of 44 cards, for people of all ages. Its cards are based on the mythical unicorn and Pegasus legends and have pretty, detailed illustrations.
Discover power through the ways of animals, using traditional Native American animal associations. The Medicine Cards feature a nice cameo of the particular animal, but are a little on the plain side.
The Medieval Cat Tarot is an elegant deck of aristocratic felines in Renaissance dress and style. The 78 cards have traditional roots but have been updated and simplified in symbolism, making it suitable for beginners and the more experienced reader.
The Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides has 44 cards with illustrations of spirit helpers in animal form. From the author of the Power Animal Oracle, this deck is designed to give clear advice and messages from animal spirit guides.
The Mystical Creations Tarot is inspired by animals and the elements. Each of the 78 chosen animals has ties to a branch of magick and to the element portrayed, illustrated in graphic novel style art and colouring. Self-published through The Game Crafter.
The Nahualli Animal Oracle is a serious oracle deck honouring animal energies, and their links with Aztec religion and civilisation. The artwork on the 39 cards is in primitive style.
The Panda Tarot is a light-hearted (and a little cheesy) 78-card deck featuring anthropomorphic pandas in mythical Chinese landscapes. Despite the Eastern theme, it is based on Rider-Waite tarot imagery.
Pathfinder's, the Animal Totem Deck has 83 animal cards (and 4 index cards) by 39 different artists. It features dozens of animals, both great and small, from all over the world.
According to the Pet Owner's Tarot (which is really an oracle deck), happiness is a pig in mud, and wisdom is an owl perched in a tree. A cute deck, which can be difficult to find.
The Power Animal Oracle is a positive deck of 40 cards designed to connect you to the animal spirit guides in your life. The art is attractive and close to life in its depictions of the animals.
The Power Animal Tarot has simplistic cards without tarot symbolism, just close-up photographs of different animals that have had a graphics software filter applied to the images. At the top of each card, the title appears in four languages.
The Rabbit Tarot is one for the animal lovers! It has rabbits appearing instead of humans on the cards, but still manages to retain workable tarot symbolism. It's a full 78 card deck, and would be suited for children, the young at heart, or readers with anxious querents.
The Raccoon Tarot is a cute set of novelty cards featuring photographs of raccoons. There are 24 major arcana cards in the deck (the two extras are The Angel, and Chaos) and each card has a different photo and reading keywords below. Self-published and available from the artist.
The Raven Cards Oracle has huge (5 x 5 inch) square cards. The illustrations are sparse, with ravens on each of the 49 cards.
The Sacred World Oracle has 44 cards of animals from nature and from legend, and celebrates the beauty and diversity of the Earth. From talented tarot and oracle artist, Kris Waldherr, it's designed to offer gentle guidance and advice.
The Secret Language of Animals Oracle has 46 cards with illustrations of threatened and endangered animals. The deck's animal cards are divided into five elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Wood), and there is an extra Gaia card. The deck comes with a full companion book.
The Shadow Animal Oracle Cards take a selection of the more unsavoury members of the animal kingdom - like tapeworms and leeches - to see what lessons might hide behind the mandibles and slimy exteriors. The deck is still in development.
Shapeshifting is the taking on of animal identity during trance. The Shapeshifter Tarot is a beautifully mystical and expressive deck from a very talented artist, depicting a system with its roots in Paganism and European shamanism.
Simple Wisdom of the Household Dog is a light-hearted photo oracle from the point of view of Emily Carding's dog, Albus Dumbledog. The cards show everyday events from the dog's life, and are designed to offer a simpler perspective on our over-complicated lives.
The Spirit of the Wheel Meditation Deck combines a study of the Native American medicine wheel with softly coloured, visionary artwork. It has 40 cards illustrated with animal scenes (and some people) along with keywords, and is designed for meditation, affirmations and self-growth.
The Sylph Tarot is a butterfly-themed deck with beautiful, ethereal images drawn freehand in pencil. The major arcana are complete and available as a limited edition set, though the minor arcana are still being created.
The TaRat is a cute miniature novelty deck, painted in watercolour, that features white rats as the tarot characters. It's in similar style to Nakisha's previous deck, the Rabbit Tarot. Originally designed as a mini deck, it's now available as a full size deck with color backs.
i Taro Gatti is a 22-card Italian deck, from a paper company in Perugia. Cats are the theme and have also become the Tarot symbols in several cards. The artwork is black, white and red printed on thick, strong uncoated cardboard and is quite appealing.
The Tarocco degli Animali is one of Menegazzi's many creations, this one devoted entirely to animals. The major arcana and court cards each feature a different animal, from cat the giraffe, while the pip cards all depict a motif of the same animal for each suit.
This is a 78 card French Tarot devoted to, what else, cats! The tarot scenes in the Tarot du Chat are European style, and instead of humans they feature regular and anthropomorphised cats.
The Tarot Familiars is a 78-card deck of animals in magical settings, by wildlife artist Lisa Parker. The major arcana and court cards well characterise each animal, though sadly the minor arcana cards are unillustrated pip cards.
The Tarot for Cats shows cats instead of humans to illustrate the cards, of which there is only the major arcana. The Hanging Cat is a particular favourite of mine... I could just about frame these cards.
The Tarot of Reincarnation is a rather non-traditional deck, having more in common with playing cards than tarot cards. Each card is pictured by an attractive and real-looking image of an animal, which seem linked with the major arcana but less so with the minor arcana.
Featuring human figures with the heads of anthropomorphised animals, the Tarot of the Animal Lords cards are more charming than they sound. The animals chosen are from all over the world and include African elephants, European badgers, Australian, sea horses, birds, even a few insects.
Cats of all varieties, including lions and leopards, accompany the colourful Cat People in this deck for all those cat lovers out there. The artwork in the Tarot of the Cat People is beautifully done.
The Tarot of the White Cats is very much in the tradition of the Rider-Waite Tarot - except for the blue-eyed, white cats drawn in the cards, instead of people. The symbolism is standard and non-threatening enough for use for the Tarot beginner.
The Wild Unknown Tarot was an incredibly popular independent deck when it was published in 2012, thanks to its simple but intuitive tarot illustrations based on the animal kingdom and natural world. This is the more widely available box set and includes the 78 cards and a 208-page guidebook.
Digitally published, the Three Cats Tarot was inspired by the creator's three cats. The cards show partly human, partly feline people along with the standard Rider-Waite Tarot symbology.
The Totem Animal Tarot is dedicated to the love of animals, and features digitally painted portraits of the artist's friends with their own totem animal. Still a work in progress, the deck is intended to be a 78 card set on completion.
The Twilight Rabbit Tarot has 78 cards of anthropomorphic rabbits in Rider-Waite-like scenes. Majors have been renamed to suit the theme (eg. the Hareophant). Suits have also been renamed to Clover (Wands), Passions (Cups), Carrots (Swords) and Stones (Pentacles).
The Vulpine Tarot is a colorful, 78-card fantasy deck characterised by its anthropomorphic foxes. The deck breaks away from the cookie-cutter imagery of Waite-Smith clones, and has a different feel inspired in part by the Witches Tarot. The deck is still in progress, as is its accompanying book.
Way of the Horse is a unique set of 40 cards of equine archetypes and illustrations, designed to offer simple wisdom for personal insight and growth. The deck comes with a 255-page companion book.
The Wild Unknown Tarot has 78 cards with spare but intricate art of the natural world. Animals, trees, plants, and insects feature on the simplified but compelling cards. Beautifully published by the artist.
Now out in mass-market edition!
The Winged Enchantment Oracle has 39 shape-shifting cards inspired by the legends and splendour of the bird and avian world. Each card is linked with a specific bird, and is illustrated by well-known tarot artist, Lisa Hunt, in her signature mystical and flowing style.
From common animals such as the kangaroo and wombat, to the little-known potoroo and quoll, a wide range of birds, mammals and reptiles can be found in this unique oracle deck. Each card in the Wisdom of the Australian Animals Deck shows one animal, with keywords and rune, astrological, and crystal correspondances in the border. Now out of print, but re-created as the Australian Animals Tarot.
The Wolf Pack Tarot, previously a black and white illustrated semi-tarot deck, has now been published in a full-colour 78 card edition picturing illustrations of the wolf in its nature world. The keywords, listed at the top of each card, are reputed to be all you need to understand the deck.
The Wolf Song Cards have a Native American theme and features 60 attractive paintings of animals from Northern America in their natural settings. Available as cards-only or as a book set.