If you follow The Magical Buffet in social media, you know it’s no secret that I love dogs. Sadly, I have none of my own, so I share photos of everyone else’s doggies. Fortunately, thanks to Mickie and Daniel Mueller I have a wonderful deck of 78 canines to amuse and delight.
Dog lovers and tarot fans rejoice because there is now the “Magical Dogs Tarot”! This deck features 78 cards and has the Major Arcana and then instead of Suits there are Packs: Fire Pack, Sea Pack, Sky Pack, and Earth Pack. Author Daniel Mueller put a lot of thought into the nature of dogs and artist Mickie Mueller captures it beautifully. Seriously, I actually giggled with delight at some of the cards.
For those of you who are curious, Fire Pack replaces Wands, Sea Pack replaces Cups, Sky Pack replaces Swords, and Earth Pack replaces Pentacles. The Major Arcana stays mostly intact, but it is noteworthy that the Hanged Man becomes The Seer, The Devil becomes The Trickster, Judgement becomes The Call, and The Star appropriately becomes The Dog Star.
The Companion Book with the deck is well written. Not only is there an image of every card, but there are extra lovely illustrations throughout, include some behind the scenes looks at how the art on the cards evolved.
What more is there to say? A considered look at dogs and nature captured in a whimsical tarot deck. If you don’t already own this one, you’ll want to!
You can learn more here.