Druid Animal Oracle

This is an oracle rather than a standard Tarot, and consists of 29 cards showing animals important in Celtic/Druidic tradition, four showing elemental dragons, and four blank cards on which to fill in your favourite animal.

The deck is intended to give psychological insight and advice by referring to the sacred meanings of the various animals within the Celtic tradition. The book was written by the husband-and-wife team of Philip Carr-Gomm, Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, Scribe of OBOD, and as such is absolutely authentic to modern Druidic tradition (though of course nobody really knows how close that is to ancient Druidic tradition).

The artwork is curiously uneven. Most of the cards are superb, full of life and beautifully composed - it would be difficult to find a more vivid and evocative painting of a blackbird anywhere in the world. Yet the wolf's backside is far too small for the rest of it, the piglets on the Sow card appear to have tentacles instead of legs, and there is something deeply, deeply weird about the dog. This suggests that the artist was working to a tight deadline, and had to rush some of the cards in order to meet it.