Black Cat Tarot

My newest kickstarter!!

Welcome to the Black Cat Tarot Kickstarter!
Welcome to the Black Cat Tarot!

Check out the Kickstarter HERE

\This is an all or nothing campaign! It’s either funded at the end if we reach our goal or your card is never charged! Any little bit helps! Consider buying Stickers or even sharing this page on your social media! Thank you for the Love!

Black Cat Tarot now on Kickstarter!
Black Cat Tarot now on Kickstarter!
Black Cat Tarot features 78 unique and fun kitties!
Black Cat Tarot features 78 unique and fun kitties!
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Welcome to the CUTEST TAROT Project you have ever seen on Kickstarter! It is absolutely PURRFECT!

What’s in this Kickstarter?

  •  Black Cat Stickers
  • Black Cat Enamel Pins
  • Black Cat Key Chain
  • Black Cat Tank Top / or Tshirt
  • Black Cat Tarot Deck
  • Black Cat Tarot Guidebook

 You can get any one thing or everything! Love black Cats but not into Tarot? No worries, you can get all the Black Cat Merch without the deck! Or just snag a sticker pack or key chain :)Only want the deck? Thats an option!Freaking love this project and want everything? THANK YOU!
This adorable project was born out of my personal obsession with Black Cats. I created my LLC, Black Cat Consulting because I have a fat black cat, whom I love dearly. Boo!

Your card will not be charged until the END of this Kickstarter. Pledge now, pay later. Kickstarts are all or nothing!

What is Tarot?

Tarot is a magical tool that connects you to your subconscious ancient knowledge.It’s a deck of cards that has been around for centuries! The Tarot is a deck of 78 cards, each with its own imagery, symbolism and story. The 22 Major Arcana cards represent life’s karmic and spiritual lessons, and the 56 Minor Arcana cards reflect the trials and tribulations that we experience on a daily basis. Every spiritual lesson we meet in our lives can be found in the seventy-eight Tarot cards. And when we consult the Tarot, we’ll get shown the exact lessons we need to learn and master to live an inspired life. It’s like holding up a mirror to yourself so that you can access your subconscious mind.  Tarot allows us to tap into the wisdom and answers that live in us all.Tarot is perfect for self-development, making choices, manifesting goals, coaching others, planning a business, writing a book, meditating—you name it.  The most powerful way to read the Tarot is to use the cards to access your intuition and your inner wisdom. The imagery in the cards give you instant access to your subconscious mind and your intuition. And from this place of inner power and wisdom, you can discover how to make positive changes now so you can manifest your goals and your dreams in the future.Believe in your own magic! And Let’s get magical. You see, we are all connected to a collective, universal wisdom and our inner wisdom. And when we read the Tarot cards—and connect with our intuition—we can tap into this universal wisdom. It’s a little like connecting in with the collective mind, not just the individual mind.What is in this Deck?This deck is 78 illustrated unique cards featuring black cats and traditional Ryder Waite symbolism. This deck features a unique black Cat on each card. Each Card has classic imagery from the Rider–Waite–Smith Tarot Deck first published in 1909. 
This Deck includes:78 uniquely illustrated cards (no pip cards)Detailed and simple Guide Book
This Deck Features the following:

  • The Minor Arcana (lesser secrets) consists of 56 cards, divided into four suits of 14 cards each;
  • Ten numbered cards and four court cards. The court cards are the King, Queen, Knight and Page/Jack, in each of the four tarot suits.
This Kickstarter gives you the option to purchase one of these adorable pins!
This Kickstarter gives you the option to purchase one of these adorable pins!

Why Black Cats?

Black Cats are the cutest. I started my business Black Cat Consulting LLC in honor of my lap loving black Cat Boo. She has been by or on my side for the last 6 years. She has sat on my lap thru job changes and moves. The purrfect and loyal friend. She is dearer to me than any human being. She is the inspiration for everything I do. I created this deck in her honor. If you love cats or have a black cat yourself I hope you pawsitively love this deck.This deck is not bad luck. In fact this deck is super lucky! Black cats have long endured cruelty and horrible misconceptions due to myths and superstitions. Black Cats make the best companion for your tarot readings because they are so elegant!  Let’s start with the absolute outward beauty of the coat. Black cats look sophisticated. If the cat is kept healthy and fed excellent quality food, the black coat should be sleek, shiny and simply gorgeous. A black cat always looks as if they are ready for a formal night out on the town. In addition to the black cat’s elegance, they also look like a little panther gracefully roaming around. It’s as if you have a little piece of the wild in your home. A black cat walking or running through the house is the picture of grace, stealth, mystery and beauty.Black Cats are luck because they are not common! One in 22. There are as many as 22 recognized breeds that can have solid black coloring but the only all-black feline is the Bombay cat. The breed was developed in the 1950s by crossing Sable Burmese with black American Shorthairs with the aim to create a cat that resembled a miniature black panther.Black Cat myth and legend has ancient as a past as the history of Tarot! Cats were often cared for and fed by poor, lonely ladies who were accused of witchery and as a result, got a bad rep. Black cats were considered especially desirable partners for witches because of their ability to remain unseen in dark places and as witch hunts grew in popularity, many superstitions about uniformly black felines started to develop. Beginning in the Middle Ages, black cats became associated with Satan, witches, and witchcraft; some people went so far as to believe that black cats were cohorts to witches or even witches who had taken on another form.

Check out how cute these cards are:

Aren’t these Cats adorable?!?!
Some Coin Cards featured in this deck
Some Coin Cards featured in this deck

Pentacles/Coins

The cats in this deck feature cat tags! It began as coins. It became pentacles when the tarot gained its magical associations so some decks call it pentacles. This deck calls it Coins. I wanted to keep the original tarot symbolism and I wanted to keep this deck simple and purposeful with each element!

Wands of this deck
Wands of this deck

Wands

When I think Wands, I immediately think of feathers. Cats love to play with feather wands, and it makes sense because wands are the suit of action!  Feather wands are every kittens favorite! The feather, for example, is a powerful symbol that signifies honor and a connection between the owner, the Creator, and the bird from which the feather came. It symbolizes trust, honor, strength, wisdom, power, and freedom. It is an object that is deeply revered and a sign of high honor. Wands are the Tarot suit that corresponds to Clubs in an ordinary pack of cards. … Wands represent growth and inspiration, ambition, competition, and the desire for power; they often relate to business endeavors, but can also relate to endeavors in love and romance.

Cups of this Deck
Cups of this Deck

Cups

Cups are associated with water and what is more Water related then fishes. Kitties love fishes.. Cups reflect the water to show our subconscious thoughts and how they are controlled by your emotions. Cups Tarot cards indicate that you are thinking with your heart rather than your head, and thus reflect your spontaneous responses and your habitual reactions to situations. Cups are also linked to creativity, romanticism, fantasy and imagination. The cups in this deck have mason jars for cups. These hipster kitties also keep finding water imagery and each kitty has a yummy fish.

Swords of this Deck
Swords of this Deck

Swords

Swords are often double-edged and in this way the Suit of Swords symbolises the fine balance between intellect and power and how these two elements can be used for good or evil. As such, the Swords must be balanced by spirit (Wands) and feeling (Cups) to have the most positive effect. The Suit of Swords is associated with the element of Air. Air is intangible and unseen, but also in constant movement. Air can be still and mostly unnoticed, to becoming a breeze or a fierce wind. It is powerful yet refreshing and cleansing. Symbolically, the air element relates to knowledge, action, power, and change. It is a masculine energy that can lead by force and power, even though it remains unseen.  In this deck I have made the swords into knitting needles!! According to zoologists, the reason for a cat’s strong affinity for yarn seems to be rooted in its natural hunting instincts. … Experts have also theorized that the movement that yarn has when rolling, dangling, or unwinding reminds cats of snakes, which would be one of their top competitors for prey in the wild.

I have created Painted Tarot, Cats in Space Tarot and Love Thy Self Oracle Deck. It follows that my next project should be BLACK CAT TAROT.
This project also features some fun clothes!

This tank top is available in this kickstarter!
This tank top is available in this kickstarter!
This tank features the two of cups!
This tank features the two of cups!
This long sleeve is exactly what you need this Winter!
This long sleeve is exactly what you need this Winter!
This adorable hoodie with a fun inside hoodie is also available!
This adorable hoodie with a fun inside hoodie is also available!

Cats In Space Tarot

Cats in Space Tarot Handmade Small artist created Indie Deck, UNIQUE and fun

GET THIS DECK HERE

Cats in Space Tarot is a unique Tarot deck featuring 78 cards!!!

You can use Tarot cards however they suit you. Because Tarot is simply a tool, and as with all kinds of tools, how you use it is completely up to you. Tarot is perfect for self-development, making choices, manifesting goals, coaching others, planning a business, writing a book, meditating—you name it. Tarot is the storybook of our life, the mirror to our soul, and the key to our inner wisdom. The most powerful way to read the Tarot is to use the cards to access your intuition and your inner wisdom. You are already so powerful. You are already much wiser than you give yourself credit for! The imagery in the cards give you instant access to your subconscious mind and your intuition. And from this place of inner power and wisdom, you can discover how to make positive changes now so you can manifest your goals and your dreams in the future. 

My name is Thea. I have always loved the night sky. I grew up just outside of Albuquerque far enough from the “Big City” to see most of the night sky, including the Milky Way. I got into tarot when I was a really young. I was instantly drawn to the pictures and colors. Growing up admiring painters like Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo Da Vinci. I wanted to paint cards like the ones my mom had. And I did! I created the Painted Tarot, currently available on Etsy! But after successfully completing that kickstarter, I realized that I wanted something a little big more in depth in terms of Astrology and Astronomy. So I created the Cats in Space Tarot Deck! It features pictures from Nasa to inspire wonder and the cutest cats!

This Tarot Deck features the traditional card layout in any Rider Waite deck! It features all 78 cards. The suits are Mars ( wands ), Neptune ( cups ), Earth ( pentacles ), and Mercury ( Swords ). It comes with a detailed guidebook. Please send me your Email. Currently the Guidebook is digital. Those who backed the kickstarter will receive a hardcopy of the guidebook. The physical guidebook should be available in 2 weeks!

In this deck the suits are represented as planets. I chose these planets based on their elements but also based on the photos and knowledge that NASA has, so I chose close planets. There may be more suited planets in this universe but we don’t have great photos or knowledge yet about all the cosmos. So I picked things close to home. Easy way to read the cards is when you draw a suit card think of it in terms of the following:

• NEPTUNE Cups (element = water): Emotions, creativity, intuition, relationships

• EARTH Pentacles (element = earth): Material wealth, money, career, manifestation

• MERCURY Swords (element = air): Communication, truth, intellect, thoughts

• MARS Wands (element = fire): Inspiration, energy, enthusiasm

I wanted to create a Tarot deck using two things I love. Who doesn’t love Cats? Who isn’t fascinated by Space?? After months of study and lots of cat drawings, I decided to use real cat pictures and REAL NASA photos for this tarot deck. There are other cat decks out there. But none like this one. This deck sets you off to take a journey through space. Each card pictures real photos from NASA with information on real space phenomena. All my sources are cited but the main source all comes back to NASA.gov There is a plethora of FREE fascinating knowledge available for you. I hope with this will deck to inspire you to look to the stars in wonder. I also hope you saw “AWE” a lot because these cats are so stinkin’ cute!

Astronomy is the oldest science and some important insights about the universe were gained even before the invention of the telescope.

Astronomy is slightly different than a lab science like biology or chemistry because we can only observe space. We can go and get lab samples from a bunch of different planets and test the compounds in a lab. We have to use our technology abilities to study what we can see. We also have to apotheosis alot of what we want to test in Astronomy because it’s not testable. While Einstein can pontificate about notions, and years later we had the technology to prove some of his thought experiments. It is different than studying Chemistry because there isn’t the component of always being able to test things in the lab.

It’s harder for Astronomers to know if their assertions are 100% true. But over time with more data and more observations we can use comparable data to make sure we are completely sure. We know the earth is bigger than the moon, therefor we know the moon is smaller than the sun. That is a silly example but we can extrapolate more important things by making comparisons and putting more data together. Our technology has greatly improved, we can measure different types of waves, not just light waves to determine chemical composition of planets, which is really awesome. We can study waves and look at things really far away, things we can easily travel to and learn things about those places, and shine a brighter light, so to say, into the universe.

Ancient cultures built some impressive structures that incorporated astronomical functions and information. We have been looking at the sky since forever. The best example for me is Chaco Canyon, since that here in New Mexico. While some people could believe such structures were built by Aliens, a basic look into the history of the people that lived here would show you these people were much more capable despite lacking current technology, does not mean they weren’t intelligent or intuitive to the environment. without light pollution, the night sky is absolutely amazing. Of course watching the sky you start to find patterns. Chaco Canyon was a major settlement for 300 years while the Anasazi Chacoan villages reigned. Chaco specifically housed a lot of people most based on a single walled enclosure with hundreds of inter-linked rooms known as a great house, but it seems evident this was also a major location for vast trade networks, with a network of roads and outlying settlements that extended 100 miles to the south, west and north all the way to Aztec ruins to Farmington. I think it’s a disservice to the ingenuity and creativity of the human mind to assume aliens created these structures.

ats in Space Tarot is a unique Tarot deck featuring 78 cards

This is the Kickstarter for a Tarot Deck called Cats in Space. And you guessed it, it features CATS! and SPACE!

Image on the back of the cards! NGC 5468e galaxy’s loose, open spiral pattern in beautiful detail from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope!

I wanted to create a Tarot deck using two things I love. Who doesn’t love Cats? Who isn’t fascinated by Space?? After months of study and lots of cat drawings, I decided to use real cat pictures and REAL NASA photos for this tarot deck. There are other cat decks out there. But none like this one. This deck sets you off to take a journey through space. Each card pictures real photos from NASA with information on real space phenomena. All my sources are cited but the main source all comes back to NASA.gov There is a plethora of FREE fascinating knowledge available for you. I hope with this will deck to inspire you to look to the stars in wonder. I also hope you say “AWE” a lot because these cats are so stinkin’ cute!

 Backing this project means you will be helping create  and get printed the Cats in Space Tarot Deck designed by Thea! Each card was uniquely designed and a special kitty was chosen to represent each card. The deck features all types of cats to win over every Cat lover. The deck also features REAL photos from NASA! It is not only adorable but also educational! I have used real science data from NASA to make connections with the messages in Tarot. This deck is great for any Cat lover, Space lover, or Tarot lover! Whether your new to Tarot or read Tarot professionally! You need this deck on your alter!

If you are new to kickstarter, here is a breakdown of the timeline! Except to get your deck in December, and your card won’t be charged till the final day of the campaign.
Boo is featured quite a bit in this deck. and I am not sorry. She is my cat. I adopted her from Animal Humane 5 years ago, we think she is 10. She doesn’t think I feed her enough. She would like more pets and wants to know if she can sit on your lap. She purrs quite loud and has a lot to say about her food dish.

Cats in Space Tarot was born out of an idea I had about making Tarot more accessible and cuter. Tarot can be so serious and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! Tarot can be a ton of fun! I was trying to think what could make Tarot Cuter (obviously Cats) but what is also a unique spin on Tarot? I myself own several Moon Oracle decks but nothing like this deck exists! If you are new to tarot this is a great beginners deck! If you are a Tarot master this is the perfect deck for your collection! Also it’s really stinking cute!

just a sneak peak at this adorable Deck!
This Tarot Deck is unique and fun. It is also adorable!!!

Kickstarter Levels

Asteroid Supporter Pledge Receives

· Sticker Pack (MSRP $35)

· =$10 (Save $25)

Moon Supporter Pledge Receives

· Deck (MSRP $68.99)

· Printed Guidebook (MSRP$ $14.99)

· = $45 (SAVE $40)

Black Hole Supporter Pledge Receives

·  Deck (MSRP $68.99)

· Guidebook (MSRP$ $14.99)

· Custom Designed Sweatshirt (MSRP $87.99)

· Sticker Pack (MSRP $28.50)

·  = $95 (SAVE $100)

silver edge on cards

About this Deck

Each Deck has 78 cards. 22 Major Arcana and four suits with one thru 10 and Prince, Princess, Queen and King. Also Wands, Pentacles, Swords and Cups have been replaced with Mars, Earth, Mercury and Neptune. I have also Replaced Pages and Knights in this deck with Princess and Prince. The guidebook explains all this in further detail.

Mercury! Air signs are known for being more detached and cerebral than others. Air signs aren’t overly emotional, which gives them the ability to think logically and to achieve a broad overview of their idea. Air signs also require extensive freedom of movement in order to express their ideas and individuality. You can never contain an Air sign!
Pictures of these cards just don’t do justice!
Neptune! Cups are the suit of water–after all, water goes in a cup–and is a suit that often indicates emotion and feelings, as well as our relationships with others.
Can these cards get any cuter?
Earth! Pentacles , which some decks call Coins or Discs, are associated with matters of security, stability and wealth. It’s often thought of as the money suit. Meaning, this is the suit of money, work, luck and material objects in our lives. Earth is the perfect representation of this because these cards are all about being rooted in the realities of your environment and about building something durable, on a sound foundation
I love Boo. She is so cute!
Wands in this deck are represented as MARS! Wands Tarot cards deal with the spiritual level of consciousness and mirror what is important to you at the core of your being. The Suit of Wands is associated with the element of Fire. Fire is hot, wild, unpredictable, and energetic. It can be creative in helping us to cook food or build tools, or it can be destructive, like a devastating bush fire or house fire.
Each cat is so cute! I want to cuddle all of them.

This Deck also includes a lot of fun things about astronomy and divination. Each  update i will include more information about the fun connections between space, astronomy, astrology and tarot!

Major Cards in order of their Signs
Planet Meanings Explained

More About this Project

I will be posting more photos of each of the backers rewards as the project unfolds! Specifically the Hoodie! The prototypes came out amazing! I also have lots of different stickers planned and will be sharing those as they come in. Prototypes have been ordered and I am so excited!

Mock up of the Hoodie!

Once I reach my goal I will be able to order the decks and send them your way. The cost of printing the decks is so high that as a small business I cannot afford it but with your help I can! By paying me upfront with this kickstarter I am able to purchase the decks in bulk so I can afford to sell them to you at a lower price! Unfortunately the deck printing time takes about 1 to 2 months. And things may be delayed further by Covid. But I hope to get them to you by the very latest before Christmas! There should not be any delays in my timeline as long as you fill out the backer survey so I can get your hoodie size!!

 The Decks are all finished and ready to order! All artwork is finished and we just need the capital to start printing! The prototype is amazing as you can see from the photos! Each Card is unique and adorable! I am so excited for this project, it excites me every time i look at it!

 I am also printing a detailed guidebook. Creating this deck, I learned SO much about space and want to share everything . The Guidebook turned out way longer than I originally thought it would be, it is an in depth guide to not only learning tarot but also learning about space! Each deck will come with a printed guide! The guidebook is going through one more round of editing before being sent to printers. I wasn’t happy with the original prototype so I am going in a different direction, You will also get the guidebook as a Digital Copy with the purchase of a deck! But once the new prototype comes in, I will share pictures and videos!

Please contact me if you have any questions!

About the Creator

Who am i? I am Thea! I am founder of Black Cat Consulting LLC. I am an Artist, a Personal Trainer, and a full time Nerd. I love learning. I love a challenge and I love TAROT! I have successfully funded Painted Tarot on Kickstarter, and have that deck currently available for purchase on Etsy. My hope is to be able to cover the high printing costs with this Kickstarter and have Cats in Space also available for sale after this kickstarter. However, My main focus is selling Cats in Space here on Kickstarter so this might be the only way to get this Fun Unique Deck. If it is offered on Etsy it will be offered at a much higher price. So get it now!

Here is Thea, ME, the artist of this deck with my cat Boo!

I hope you will consider backing my project. I appreciate you taking the time to read this, Have a Puuurfect Day! <3 🙂

Here is Boo again. I know she is the cutest. She is on like 15 of the cards in this deck. She doesn’t seem super interested but she does want to know if she can sit in your lap.

Risks and challenges

The hoodies are a big risk on this deck. Just because they are a huge cost investment that I haven’t been able to reduce. I have had to increase the price to ensure they are produced. I apologize for the higher price.