Sneak Peek: PookieCat Rune cards
News , Rune , Sneak peek / 2 June 2016

Tarot with cats…to some it brings a smile on their faces, others might have clicked away already. Better hold on! I am not talking about a tarot deck – although there is one from the same creator – but a Rune deck. Yep. Runes. On paper. With 1 cat. PookieCat Rune cards are definitely meant for divination, but more for that smile. Because we shouldn’t take life so seriously, according to their designer. And if you ever needed a simple way to introduce your child (or cousin) to your world, PookieCat has your back. Of course, I am paraphrasing Maria van Bruggen here, designer of all things PookieCat and currently running the last week of her already fully backed Kickstarter campaign. I am not into animals on my decks and have yet to become acquainted with runes, but I can definitely see why this divination tool might appeal to both kids and adults. Especially to those who could use some sunshine in their lives. Laughter When Van Bruggen – and yes I am a little proud she’s Dutch – explains the inspiration for her rune deck, this is what she emphasized: “Life is full with unpredictable moments. Some are happy,…

Sneak Peek: Felonious Felines Lenormand
Lenormand , News , Sneak peek / 18 May 2016

The ink on their latest deck isn’t even dry yet (campaign on Indiegogo still running) and the creative brains of James Battersby and Christine Aguilar are already working on a new deck. This one is basically an extension of their horror-deck the Twisted Tarot Tales. Inspiration came when working on a few nasty cats in that deck and the Felonious Felines was born. Not a tarot deck this time, but a Lenormand. Advanced deck The Felonious Felines Lenormand combines a love for cats, cat paintings, horror and inspiration from various cultures and time periods. No hardcore horror, but more a fantasy horror & adventure approach. 

Learning Lenormand can be difficult for tarot readers or people who respond to imagery and symbolism: despite any other embellishments or coloring the card rider is always rider and fox is always fox. For that reason – judging from the cards – Felonious Felines Lenormand is probably better suited for an intermediate or advanced Lenormand reader, instead of a Lenormand novice (luckily they’re not finished yet, so I can up my beginners status a.s.a.p and might just own my first and only cat deck!) Besides creating a Lenormand this time, there are other differences in…