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Heroic Tarot Tuesday: Magneto, Sabretooth, Mr. Sinister & Apocalypse

Magneto by Jim Lee

Greetings, dear reader! This post is the eigth in a series revealing my Heroic Tarot process.  Today we look at four distinctive shadowy mutants!

The X-Men playing card deck is adorned with images of Marvel’s Merry Mutants.  I have created a system combining traditional Minor Arcana meaning with my vast knowledge of X-Men comic book stories.  The archetypal roles the X-Men represent bring the energy of the missing Major Arcana to the overall calculation.  I reveal the superheroic tales relevant to your path.   This dual reading is amplified by the elemental nature of whatever suit is pulled in addition to the numeralogical/feudal court energy contained therein.

One of the interesting aspects of the X-Men cards is that every character gets to be represented four times.  However, there are four different characters on all of the Eights!  Each card features four prominent antagonists from X-Men mythology:  Magneto, Sabretooth, Mr. Sinister and Apocalypse.  Due to their “bad guy” status, we will be looking at each character as a Shadow Guide.

A Shadow Guide is a spirit teacher that activates our fears in order for us to transcend them.  They represent a lesson that we need to learn in order to let go of negativity.   A Shadow Guide encourages us to return to the heroic path by activating change in our thoughts and actions.

Note: I will be referring to each card by their traditional tarot names, although I will provide the equivalent playing card terms under each image.

Above artwork by Jim Lee.

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Heroic Tarot Tuesday: Bishop

Bishop by Jim Lee

Greetings, dear reader! This post is the tenth in a series revealing my Heroic Tarot process featuring my award-winning X-Men cards.   Today we take a look at all of the cards featuring Bishop!

The X-Men playing card deck is adorned with images of Marvel’s Merry Mutants.  I have created a system combining traditional Minor Arcana meaning with my vast knowledge of X-Men comic book stories.  The archetypal roles the X-Men represent bring the energy of the missing Major Arcana to the overall calculation.  I reveal the superheroic tales relevant to your path.   This dual reading is amplified by the elemental nature of whatever suit is pulled in addition to the numeralogical/feudal court energy contained therein.

If you would like an X-Men Tarot reading, I will be in San Francisco all of October!  My schedule is here, so let me know which date/time works for you!  I also give readings over the phone and via email!  Contact me for more information at stormantic(at)gmail(dot)com!

One of the interesting aspects of the X-Men cards that I use is that every character gets to be represented four times. For example, Bishop is all of the Tens.  The number Ten represents mastery, completion and tradition.  The cycle has come to an end and we can choose to relearn those lessons or evolve to the Court cards.  Either way, the wheel has turned and we can no longer cling to the old ways.

Note: I will be referring to each card by their traditional tarot names, although I will provide the equivalent playing card terms under each image.

Above artwork by Jim Lee.

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Heroic Tarot Tuesday: Beast

Beast by Jim Lee

Greetings, dear reader! This post is the seventh in a series revealing my Heroic Tarot process. Today we take a look at all of the cards featuring Beast!

The X-Men playing card deck is adorned with images of Marvel’s Merry Mutants.  I have created a system combining traditional Minor Arcana meaning with my vast knowledge of X-Men comic book stories.  The archetypal roles the X-Men represent bring the energy of the missing Major Arcana to the overall calculation.  I reveal the superheroic tales relevant to your path.   This dual reading is amplified by the elemental nature of whatever suit is pulled in addition to the numeralogical/feudal court energy contained therein.

One of the interesting aspects of the X-Men cards that I use is that every character gets to be represented four times. For example, Bishop is all of the Tens.  Beast is represented on the face of all of the Sevens.   The number Seven represents intuition, knowledge and introspection.  

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March Into Your Future With Heroic Tarot!

Ken Kneisel's Heroic Tarot reading

For the month of March, you can get an award-winning individual Heroic Tarot Reading from me at Swankety Swank for only $50!  I only have a little over a month before I embark on a life-changing adventure;  I would love to help you kick off one of your own before I go!  I give readings on Fridays at 4, 5 and 6pm and Sundays at 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6pm.  I invite you to make an appointment.  Couples and students ask about my special rates! Walk Ins are welcome!  Check out this post to learn about the variety of decks I use and see which options might be best for you!

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Heroic Tarot Tuesday: Gambit

Gambit trading card by Jim Lee

Greetings, dear reader! This post is the sixth in a series about my process regarding my X-Men Tarot.   Today we take a look at all of the cards featuring Gambit!

The X-Men playing card deck is adorned with images of Marvel’s Merry Mutants.  I have created a system combining traditional Minor Arcana meaning with my vast knowledge of X-Men comic book stories.  The archetypal roles the X-Men represent bring the energy of the missing Major Arcana to the overall calculation.  I reveal the superheroic tales relevant to your path.   This dual reading is amplified by the elemental nature of whatever suit is pulled in addition to the numeralogical/feudal court energy contained therein.

One of the interesting aspects of the X-Men cards that I use is that every character gets to be represented four times. For example, Beast is all of the Sevens, Bishop is all of the Tens, etcetera.  Gambit is represented on the face of all of the Sixes.   The number Six represents responsibility and objectivity.  Gambit has been both responsible and irresponsible, objective and subjective.  He’s been a hero and thief, lover and cad, mentor and traitor.  He searches for the harmony of the number six, but it is a challenging quest, often elusive and when found, fleeting.   As a Six in the X-Men deck, Gambit is a journeyman, benefactor, absolver, and vindicator.  Let us examine the search for balance in the character of Remy LeBeau.

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STORM Takes Heroic Tarot On The Road!

ORORO License Plate

Greetings, Dear Reader!

Yours Truly is leaving San Francisco to go on a year long road trip!  I will be following in the tradition of fortune tellers of yore in bringing my unique brand of divination to cities and communities across the country.  The goal of this odyssey is develop and expand my psychic abilities.  I have never done anything like this before and I am excited about the possibilities!

Heroic Tarot was born January 1, 2010 and I have learned so much from my clients since then.  I am so grateful for the opportunities I have had to ply my trade.  I have adored working my weekly hours and at parties at Swankety Swank.  Every encounter has been a privilege to inspire folks to embrace and express their inner super-hero.  I have also had the pleasure of reading cards at many different events around the Bay Area from Z’s Cocktail Lounge in Alameda to LucasArts in San Francisco’s Presidio.  Now it is time to take the show on the road!

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Heroic Tarot Tuesday: Iceman

Iceman by Jim Lee

Greetings, dear reader! This post is the third in a series about my process regarding my X-Men Tarot.   Today we take a look at all of the cards featuring Iceman.

The X-Men playing card deck is adorned with images of Marvel’s Merry Mutants.  I have created a system combining traditional Minor Arcana meaning with my vast knowledge of X-Men comic book stories.  The archetypal roles the X-Men represent bring the energy of the missing Major Arcana to the overall calculation.  I reveal the superheroic tales relevant to your path.   This dual reading is amplified by the elemental nature of whatever suit is pulled in addition to the numeralogical/feudal court energy contained therein.

One of the interesting aspects of the X-Men cards that I use is that every character gets to be represented four times. For example, Rogue is all of the Fours, Archangel is all of the Fives, Gambit is all of the Sixes etcetera. Iceman is represented on the face of all of the Threes.   The number three represents growth, self-expression and expansion.  This is interesting in relation to Iceman because out of all the original five X-Men, Bobby Drake would at first glance appear to have progressed the least in terms of character growth and power set.  Jean Grey became the Phoenix and died and returned and died again, Angel lost his feather wings and gained bladed wings as Archangel and is now capable of transforming into both forms, Beast went from a smart guy with big hands and feet to a furry Beast (at one point losing and regaining his intelligence) and then his secondary mutation transformed him into a cat-like beast and Cyclops once merged with Apocalypse and is now a taciturn general of all mutants.  Although his artistic representation has varied over the years, Iceman has remained relatively the same.

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Heroic Tarot Tuesday: Jubilee

Jubilee by Jim Lee

Greetings, dear reader! This post is the second in a series about my process regarding my X-Men Tarot.   This post spotlights Jubilee!

The X-Men playing card deck is adorned with images of Marvel’s Merry Mutants.  I have created a system combining traditional Minor Arcana meaning with my vast knowledge of X-Men comic book stories.  The archetypal roles the X-Men represent bring the energy of the missing Major Arcana to the overall calculation.  I reveal the superheroic tales relevant to your path.   This dual reading is amplified by the elemental nature of whatever suit is pulled in addition to the numeralogical/feudal court energy contained therein.

One of the interesting aspects of the X-Men cards that I use is that every character gets to be represented four times. For example, Iceman is all of the Threes, Rogue is all of the Fours, Archangel is all of the Fives, etcetera. Jubilee is represented on the face of all of the Twos.   The number two brings the gift of balance through partnership, with another or ourselves.  As the quintessential sidekick, Jubilee represents the energy required for cooperation through patience.  Even with her flippant attitude and bubblegum popping habit, Jubilee cares far more than she truly lets on.  She can be counted on to do the right thing even when the stakes seem insurmountable.

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Sacred Superhero Candles

“Light is the first of the painters.  There is no object so foul, that intense light will not make it beautiful.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Princess Witch Boy candles

Let there be light!  STORM presents Sacred Superhero Candles!  Pictured above are five candles covered with original artwork from STORM’s independent memoir fantasy comic Princess Witch Boy. The latest issue–and archival prints–are available at Swankety Swank and on etsy!

Superhero Bookshelf by STORM (stormantic)

Princess Witch Boy candles are not the only lightbringers available at Swankety Swank this holiday season!  You can choose from many different kinds of Sacred Superhero Candles for yourself and your loved ones!  As befitting an X-Men Tarot card reader, many candles feature Marvel’s merry mutants (Wolverine, Storm and the 90s X-Men are especially prominent)!  There are also candles with Wonder Woman, Black Panther, the Flash and more!  Sacred Superhero Candles are made with the intention of helping you bring out your inner superhero.  They celebrate the courage, the tenacity and the visionary spirit that it takes to be your best self!

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Heroic Tarot Tuesday: Wolverine

Jim_Lee_Wolverine

Greetings, dear reader!  This post is the eleventh in a series about my process regarding my X-Men Tarot.  Today we take a look at all of the cards featuring Wolverine!

The X-Men playing card deck is adorned with images of Marvel’s Merry Mutants.  I have created a system combining traditional Minor Arcana meaning with my vast knowledge of X-Men comic book stories.  The archetypal roles the X-Men represent bring the energy of the missing Major Arcana to the overall calculation.  I reveal the superheroic tales relevant to your path.   This dual reading is amplified by the elemental nature of whatever suit is pulled in addition to the numeralogical/feudal court energy contained therein.

One of the interesting aspects of the X-Men cards that I use is that every character gets to be represented four times.  For example, Jubilee is all of the Twos, Iceman is all of the Threes, Rogue is all of the Fours, etcetera.  Wolverine is represented on the face of all of the Jacks.  Since Jacks (or Knights as they are traditionally called) represent protection, strength and determination, it is easy to draw correlations to Wolverine who also possesses these traits.  Knights are explorers and adventurers, and while it could be argued that any of the X-Men could be regarded as such, it is Wolverine (who stars in his own title, is a member of the X-Men, the Avengers and Uncanny X-Force) who embodies these roles the most.

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