The traditional side shows up clearly with the High Priestess and King of Pentacles who, other than being cats, demonstrate purely Marseille-style colouring and symbolism. Lo Scarabeo also chose to remove their usual multi-lingual titles and just go for the traditional French and more international English (sorry, France, c'est la vie!)
|Art by Severino Baraldi|
|Marseille Cat Tarot|
The Minors, too, add variety to the RWS vignettes. For example, on Monday we saw three trepidatious kitties in a boat for the Six of Swords, and here in the Eight of Swords we have a male cat suspended by his arms, rather than a female hemmed in by swords in the ground. So, the deck honours tradition while also opening up new possibilities.