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Art Nouveau Tarot - The Sun

Art Nouveau Tarot – The Sun

Have you ever met someone whose very being radiated light, bringing a special kind of joy into your presence? That is the power in Tarot traditionally represented by card 19, the Sun. This kind of person’s energy is bright and shiny because they choose to focus on the positive aspects of life. People that channel this high vibration are a blessing to be around and are a source of inspiration to everyone who encounters them! Today I want to introduce you to someone like that in my life, even though I have never met them in person.  Continue reading

Cheer in the New Year!

New Years in Victor

“Sit in your point of attraction and watch things move around as they come to you.” ~Abraham-Hicks
Blessings are in abundance all around us and it can be a great source of joy to simply relax and count the ones we cannot ignore. Therefore, I am celebrating the sixth (!) anniversary of Heroic Tarot by sharing four of the lovely reviews and letters I received the last week of 2014! Like many gifts, they are a reflection of the sender as much as they are of the recipient. Thank you to everyone who took the time to write (I have a special New Year’s wish for everyone in this post as well). This short and sweet note came from a person who had never received a Tarot reading before:

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The Magic Channel

The Magician

“If your desire is strong enough, it doesn’t matter what your beliefs are. If you have a desire that is strong enough, that desire will be the dominant vibration, and it will over-ride any other vibration that you have.”  ~Abraham-Hicks

You are a powerful creator with the ability to manifest your dreams and desires. That means you are a Magician! For what is magic other than having an idea and making it real? In the Tarot the Magician shows us how to receive power and then direct it. First we must be aware of the power we have in our life. If we are conscious, we can tap into the infinite energy that always exists all around us.

The second step of the Magician is to establish will-power in our chosen direction. We do this by taking action once we are in alignment with our Self. Now that we have found what inspires us, we allow the momentum of our excitement to carry us into its creation. We must, as Star Trek’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard says, “Make it so!” Continue reading

Clarity, Validation & Awareness

Voyager Tarot
A Heroic Tarot client treated her friend to a reading this past weekend. This is what she had to say about their experience::

It was just great meeting you! My friend couldn’t stop talking about her reading which was spot on! I totally liked your style and interpretation of the cards and I think that my friend’s reading helped to give her much clarity, validation and awareness to think outside of her universe a bit….so I thank you for this. Your home was very warm and inviting and please know that we will be back for a visit with you.

Contact me today for a Heroic Tarot reading, for you or one of your loved ones!

~Storm Arcana (415)260-2903 / stormantic@gmail.com

Tourist Tarot Tea Party

Having the Empress over for Tea

Recently I was contacted by an out of town traveler who wanted me to come to the Westin St. Francis hotel and read for her, her mother and her daughter. She told me they were visiting from the Midwest and would only be in town for the weekend. I was happy to relate that I had room in my schedule and so we arranged a time.

Once I arrived at Union Square, I was surprised to find out that the readings were the idea of the woman’s sixteen-year-old daughter. This young woman had found herself interested in Tarot, and upon doing some research, had decided that I was her first choice. Continue reading

It’s Party Time!

Clownin' Around

Clownin’ around at an Alice in Wonderland themed party!

With the holiday season approaching, I have been reflecting on the fun I have bringing Heroic Tarot to house parties and corporate events. This past October I was impressed by the variety of presentation and panache of the homes and businesses to which I was invited. From the gritty streets of SOMA to the prestigious homes of Pacific Heights, the Bay Area has shown me it certainly knows how to party!

One of the October events for which Heroic Tarot provided readings took place in SOMA at a Halloween party for a tech startup. The party began after the workday ended and all of the employees were dressed up in fantastic costumes. I took it as a very good omen that my first client for the evening was a man dressed as Captain Jean Luc-Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Readings took place in an all glass meeting room and two or three of the employees kept track of the sign up sheet for me, ushering in the appropriate person one after the other. Before their readings, many of my clients expressed that they had never had an experience with Tarot before, and afterward told me that they enjoyed the new perspective the reading gave them. I have found that Tarot and tech mixes quite well as both subjects are systems of information that require some degree of analysis. It is not surprising to me that San Francisco holds space for both magic and science! Continue reading

The Voyage of Discovery

Voyager Tarot

“The only real voyage consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes; in seeing the universe through the eyes of another, one hundred others–in seeing the hundred universes that each of them sees.” ~Marcel Proust

About five years ago, my friend Sheila Zuni came to see me and asked if I was open to using new Tarot decks. At that time I had won numerous awards for my X-Men Tarot system and it was (and is) a common misconception that that was all I used. Sheila asked me this question while protectively holding something to her heart. I smiled and explained that yes, I used many decks in my Tarot practice and was open to working with more. With a great sigh of relief, my friend gifted me her personal copy of the Voyager Tarot. Continue reading

Coffee, Biscuits & A Yellow Pickup Truck

Nana

My grandmother, Lena Faye Bridges Cockrell, or Nana as I called her, was the most important and influential adult in my formative years. She and I became quite close, possessing an altogether uncanny understanding of one another. She taught me to make biscuits from scratch when I was six, how to use a typewriter when I was nine, and gave me safe haven when I came out as gay at sixteen. She made time to attend my theater performances, bought me school clothes every year and consistently professed her belief in me. To others, her opinions were intractable, her pursuit of perfection was inflexible, and her judgments were implacable. To me, her love was unmistakable.

On Sunday, September 21, 2014, my grandmother passed away at age 87. It was also her birthday. Below I have shared two Nana-inspired writings to honor her memory.

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Celebrate with Heroic Tarot!

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“I find it inspiring to actively choose which traditions to celebrate and also come up with new ideas for traditions of my own.”  ~Sara Sheridan

Whether it’s a birthday party, a baby shower, a company picnic, or a Halloween gala, there are many reasons to celebrate! We come together to honor our communities and traditions. Make Heroic Tarot a part of your tradition! Tarot strengthens our relationship with ourselves and our loved ones.

At events, readings are robust and concise in order to accommodate as many people as possible. Heroic Tarot readings will give your attendees something to talk about at the party and for weeks to come!  Continue reading

Awakening Animal Ancestry

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“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.” ~A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Happy September, dear reader! This month Heroic Tarot celebrates the wisdom of sacred animals in the Druid tradition with the The Druid Animal Oracle. Created by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, this deck invokes the Celtic shamanic traditions of working with animal energy as guides and totems. The authors present many different ways to work with the animal guides in the inner and outer worlds. What can an oracle do for you? Continue reading