The White Cat Oracle
The Joy, Whimsy, and Magic of Cats are at the core of this amazing deck of 55 cards. Comes with right out of the box instructions.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, March 3 2019 2:51 AM UTC +00:00.
"These cards are amazingly accurate... and fun."
-- client at Comic Con Austin
Receive clarity and insight by tapping into the power and mystery of our feline friends.
The White Cat Oracle deck is for people who love divination and cats and want a deck that perfectly combines the quirkiness and unpredictability of both. Unlike tarot, this deck draws on the wisdom of cats, and so, for cat people, the deck is intuitive, powerful, and fun. This is not another cat themed Tarot Deck. This is an oracle deck with its own internal logic. It comes with a detailed, instructional ebook.
- Gain knowledge that could improve your health and well-being
- Increase your happiness
- Find divine love
- Inquire about your pathway to wealth
- Explore the joy of cat divination for yourself, your friends, and clients
- And much more…
The White Cat Oracle is purring for you...
The stories and ideas you build with your cards can help you gain new perspectives. You become the teller of your own fortune. You become the narrator in your hero's journey... the master of your destiny. A lot of people claim that reading oracle cards, even if just for themselves, provides comfort, insight into themselves, and a sense of meaning and connection to something greater than themselves.
Excerpt from the ebook instructions:
"These oracle cards provide light and comfort in the darkness. The ancients believed that cats trapped light in their eyes in order to see at night. The science is even more amazing. Their retinas collect far more light than ours to help them see where the light is dimmest. And that is what these oracle cards do for us. Like our magical feline companions, they magnify the light to reveal obstacles and opportunities. They are here to guide and inspire."
A Demonstration of a 3-card Reading with the WCO
See A Couple of the Cards Close Up:
The deck consists of six suits: Lions, Tigers, Jaguars, Kittens, Sphinx, and Chimeras. Each suit has 9 cards. The six suits of nine equals 54 cards, plus the White Cat Oracle, renders a deck of 55. The deck draws deeply from symbolism and numerology with a sprinkling of history. Cat divination has never been so vibrant and fun with cards that express the mystery and mischievousness of our feline friends.
The cards in the demo video are larger than the actual cards will be. Those cards were part of an experimental, demo printing. Although I liked the large size of the cards aesthetically, they were too difficult to handle and shuffle. A also did not like the card stock quality.
The cards that I will be printing from this Kickstarter will be a standard Tarot size: 2.75 x 4.75 inches. The card stock will be a blue core. I'm using Print Ninja for the printing process, so if you would like to learn more about these materials, please visit their website for more details.
The Sphinx: Riddles and Danger
The Nine Card (though it bears no number because it is also a “suit” card and represents the entirety of the suit of Sphinxes.
Head of a human and a body of a lion, from ancient Egypt. In the Greek tradition, they sometimes even had wings. Sphinxes are treacherous and merciless. They talk in riddles and eat those who fail to solve their puzzles. The Egyptian sphinx is a guardian more than a monster. It always faces the rising sun in the east, toward Ra, the sun god. In fact, Ra was sometimes referred to as the great “Tom Cat.” The sphinx card shows us the potential of a monster or guardian. She protects our most precious things, she can be kind and rewarding, or ugly and fierce, but always a mystical conduit to the spirit world beyond. She is the keeper of the key. Use your wisdom and intellect, and she will help you unlock the greatest secrets.
The Polydactyl: The Good Luck Card
The Seven Card in the Suit of Chimeras.
Polydactyl cats, or cats with multi-fingered paws, are seen as good luck symbols. This card belongs to the suit of Chimera’s, whose symbol resides at the top of the card (notice that all the cards pictured have their suit symbol at the top). This is the seventh card in the suit, so it holds the position of the “Scholar.” The Scholars were the emergent heroes of the Enlightenment. The scholars are about introspection, luck, and planning. The Key Words for this card are: patience, introspection, education, learning, teaching, and looking to the past for patterns and insight. The polydactyl cat protects and encourages transcendent intellectual relationships.
You always knew your cat was magical—well, here’s the proof.
Oracle cards are a powerful tool for achieving your dreams. These are not mere “fortune telling” tools. They offer an incredible way to engage in real change for the better… on your terms by helping with self-reflection and future visualization. A new body of research shows that a self-reflective process helps people to cope with the fear associated with making the leap to following your dreams.
Are you feeling "stuck?" If you let yourself interpret the cards “outside of the box,” you’ll soon work your way out of your mental log jam and put in place a way forward.
These cards, when employed properly, allow you to think deeply about the issues in your life. These systems encourage introspection, contemplation, and self-discovery. But that’s not all, they will help you to break the bonds that shackle you to the status quo and vault you into an “out of the box” realm where ideas, spirit, and the universe intersect. It is here that you will conquer your demons and create a better you and a better a world.
About the Creator and His Cat
David Borden is an award-winning artist and writer living in Austin, Texas. Once, long ago, he sold everything and moved to Morocco for five years. He is often described as unconventional, irreverent, and indomitable. His oldest daughter taught him to laugh loudly, face every day with courage, and dare to dream. A chapter from his first graphic novel, And Yet We Rise, won in the comics category in the Pen2Paper International competition (also funded 183% on Kickstarter!).
You can learn more about David at https://scribblefire.com
or at Instagram: @dsborden
In addition to his interest in Felidomancy (cat divination), which you can learn more about at felidomancy.com, he is the creator of The White Cat Oracle, a set of cat themed and inspired oracle cards.
He’s the faithful pet of a very demanding white cat.
How Can You Help?
These cards are excellent for collectors of Oracle Cards, cat lovers, or both. This is NOT a Tarot deck. Please take a minute to pledge your support and help these cards to become a reality.
Thank you very much.
Risks and challenges
I developed the cards over several years. I printed a prototype deck that I tested with people at Austin Comic Con 2018, PopCats, and Staple! Independent Media Expo. I received a lot of positive feedback from the experience. The cards are ready to print. Therefore, the only risks are around raising the necessary funds.
The Kickstarter will end at the beginning of March. It should take 6 to 8 weeks to get the cards printed and shipped. The other rewards will also be ordered at that time. I expect to start fulfilling rewards in mid to late May 2019.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter