3 Tiers for Arcana Academy!

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Arcana Academy is accepting new students for private tutoring, workshops, and weekly classes!

If there’s one thing I love as much as reading Tarot, it’s teaching it! I’m so excited to share with you my newly expanded Arcana Academy, a mystery school in which I share my magical knowledge with you! There are three ways you can get involved!

Arcana Academy officially started a few years ago when a client asked me to teach them how to read the Tarot, resulting in a two-and-half year course of individual study. This led to me working with several students in a one-on-one capacity for different spans of time. I continue to take on students even now. Earlier this year, due to popular interest, I offered introductory Tarot classes to the public. They were a great success, leading me to create three tiers of classes honoring the different levels of interest and commitment people have expressed. I’ve also instituted a sliding scale to promote more financial accessibility. There are three ways you can can interact with Arcana Academy: Continue reading

An Illustrated Romance

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I was recently inspired to create artwork based on the Two of Cups for a dear friend. I’ve long held an affinity for mermaids and sirens and my friend strongly identifies with the woodland satyr. I wanted to have these magical creatures of the ocean and forest meet one another halfway, toasting their love and affection for one another. I based my Continue reading

A Tarot Reading for the Community of Groundswell Institute

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This Beltane, I attended a queer retreat at Groundswell Institute with over one hundred sweet souls. The gathering was transformative on multiple levels and I returned to San Francisco renewed and inspired. As a gesture of gratitude for this empowering experience, I offer this Tarot reading dedicated to the ongoing narrative of the community at large. The reading took place on the New Moon of May 6, 2016, utilizing The Wild Unknown Tarot (Many thanks to Hawk Lightfeather for the suggestion).  Continue reading

Announcing Arcana Academy!

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“Tarot is a living commitment to the truth.” ~Rachel Pollack

Would you like to strengthen your perception, create internal balance, or impose your will upon chaos? Then this class is for you!

Arcana Academy Presents: Awakening the Unconscious: An Introduction to Tarot, a three hour workshop introducing basic tenets of Tarot in an intimate class setting. Through playful exercises and creative storytelling, you will become acquainted with the archetypes and symbols of the Major and Minor Arcana and gain a personal sense of how to connect with them. Together we will create a sacred container to explore, gather and translate timeless spiritual wisdom.  Continue reading

Super Bowl Super-Heroes

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My first Super Bowl Tarot reading combined X-Men and Rider-Waite cards to look at two key players in this year’s game. I intuitively created the layout as I went along.

Let’s be clear; I don’t follow football. And I’ve never done a reading for a public figure before. However, when I was contacted last week by Tim Didion, Special Projects Manager at ABC News, to provide a reading about two football players competing in the upcoming Super Bowl, I decided to go for it! Continue reading

Exploring the Wild Unknown

The Wild Unknown 3“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” ~Ansel Adams

Having a Tarot reading is entering into the unknown, asking questions as you journey into creative darkness. It’s an act of trust. It’s awakening your unconscious, and you never know what questions the Tarot will ask in return. You can be assured, however, that what Continue reading

A New Spiritual Practice for 2016

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I’ve begun a new spiritual practice this year inspired by Abraham-Hicks. The practice consists of four aspects: meditation, talking with nature, writing, and speaking to a higher power. The meditation takes fifteen minutes, the speaking with nature involves getting outside and appreciating the wonders of Mother Earth, the writing consists of five pages of positive aspects in one’s life (much like a gratitude journal), and speaking to a higher power is like writing a letter to whatever you consider Divine. This letter can be considered a prayer or a mantra and it sounds like this: Continue reading

The Strangeness Beyond the Ordinary

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Science fiction author, comic book writer and divination expert Rachel Pollack is one of my favorite sources of Tarot wisdom (she ranks in my top three Tarot scholars). I found Rachel’s writing many years after I began working with the Tarot and was joyfully surprised to find that her words reflected much of my own experience with the cards. Her description of what a Tarot reading is and how it can be of benefit is especially informative and it is with great zeal that I share an excerpt (from her seminal book Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom) with you today: Continue reading

Mixed Media Mixer in the Mission!

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Hey San Francisco folks! My artwork is on the walls of The Sycamore in the Mission and I wanna hang out with y’all! Come have a drink, eat some food (they have a cool menu and the kitchen is open until Gremlins feeding time!) and check out my paintings in “The Theban Mysteries Series.” Maybe we’ll get really absurd and practice our Theban script together, lol! The mixer is this coming Sunday, October 25th at 7 pm.

For those of you can’t make it, please enjoy my artwork in high definition and consider purchasing a piece for your collection! Bright Blessings! ~Storm