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Center Your Self! Heroic Tarot’s December Schedule

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In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” ~Deepak Chopra 

‘Tis the season to navigate chaos. The mass market media holiday blitz can be a challenge on many levels in a variety of ways. However, it is vital now more than ever to remember to find safety amidst the ruckus. This is a perfect time to honor the practice of stillness.  For this reason, I chose to spotlight the second Tarot card of the Major Arcana, the High Priestess. In this Rider-Waite-Smith deck image we see a wise woman seated in a temple between two pillars. One is black and one is white, representing the polarities we encounter in life. We experience these opposites and sometimes define them as good or bad, right and wrong, positive and negative, limiting our connection to any true understanding of their roles in our lives.

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Art is Magic: The Mindscape of Alan Moore

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“In order to be able to make it you have to put aside the fear of failing and the desire of succeeding. You have to do these things completely purely without fear, without desire. Because things that we do without lust or result are the purest actions that we shall ever take.” ~Alan Moore

I have a great appreciation for Alan Moore. It is an inarguable fact that he helped transform the medium of comic books into something quasi-respectable. His run on Swamp Thing alone brought a new consciousness to comics. With the help of the inimitable illustrator J. H. Williams III, he created my all time favorite series Promethea. He is the architect behind Watchmen, V for Vendetta, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and From Hell (if you’ve only seen these works adapted as film, you have not experienced the genius of Alan Moore). However, as much as I love Alan Moore the writer, I am most interested in the Alan Moore the magician.

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Are You Writing Your Story? Ray Bradbury Has Some Ideas For You

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“There is only one kind of story in the world. Your story.” ~Ray Bradbury

In his book, Zen in the Art of Writing, acclaimed author Ray Bradbury shares his insight on how to be a better writer. In short, he posits that success in writing depends on how well one examines their own life. He shares anecdotes about how he activated his authorial process as a beginning writer:

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Creating Conscious Community-Based Culture

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Slowly they’ve been creeping into your local drugstores, easing out the rows of half-priced Halloween candy and costume accessories. They’ve sidled up next to the turkey-themed tablecloths and cornucopia candles like vultures circling roadkill. They arrived in bright, gaudy copious amounts and there’s glittery, metallic, and blinking versions of them. You know of what I speak. The winter holiday decorations are here. And it’s not just them, it’s what they’ve brought in with them. 

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Heroic Tarot Tuesday: Major Arcana X-Men, Part VIII

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8 Strength: Kitty Pryde

“Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.” ~Leo Buscaglia

Today we continue our look at the Major Arcana of the Tarot through the lens of Marvel’s X-Men comic book characters! Thus far we have discussed Professor X as the MagicianStorm as the High PriestessJean Grey as the EmpressCyclops as the EmperorNightcrawler as the HierophantRogue as the Lovers, and Wolverine as the Chariot! Today we showcase the intangible Kitty Pryde as Strength!

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Broaden Your Horizons! Heroic Tarot’s November Schedule

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“Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come.” ~Perry Paxton

I received The Housewives Tarot as a present for my birthday in September and I am consistently amazed at its humor and depth of insight. I pulled a card for the month of November and its message is quite inspirational:

When the Eight of Pentacles appears, a sudden stroke of genius may guide you to an enterprising new field. Put your talents and imagination to use.

The Eight of Pentacles also indicates a time of great diligence and focus. Are there projects that you have been putting off that require your diligence? Be sure to invest your time and energy in them and pay close attention to the details. This Eight relates to inner knowledge and finding ways to put that knowledge into use. The key to success is to believe in your result and give it your all. Extraordinary effort will yield extraordinary results!

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Plant New Seeds! Heroic Tarot’s October Schedule

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“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” ~Nido Qubein

As of October 6th, Heroic Tarot returns to San Francisco! I am now taking appointments for individual readings starting as early as October 7th. 

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Heroic Tarot Tuesday: Major Arcana X-Men, Part VII

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6 The Chariot: Wolverine

“It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.” ~Winston Churchill

Today we continue our look at the Major Arcana of the Tarot through the lens of Marvel’s X-Men comic book characters! Thus far we have discussed Professor X as the MagicianStorm as the High PriestessJean Grey as the EmpressCyclops as the EmperorNightcrawler as the Hierophant, and Rogue as the Lovers! This week we shine the spotlight on Wolverine as the Chariot!

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Heroic Tarot Returns to San Francisco!

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“Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.” ~Charles Dickens

Greetings and salutations on this lovely Harvest Full Moon! My spiritual sojourn in Santa Fe, New Mexico has come to a close and as of October 5th, Heroic Tarot returns to San Francisco! I am now taking appointments for individual readings starting as early as October 7th.  Make your appointment today! Having a Halloween party? Book Heroic Tarot for your event! Interested in learning Tarot one on one? Enroll in Heroic Tarot Academy! I look forward to seeing you all in person!

Bright Blessings!

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

The above amazing photo was taken by Darvin Atkeson.

Heroic Tarot Tuesday: Major Arcana X-Men, Part VI

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6 The Lovers: Rogue

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” ~C.G. Jung

Today we continue our look at the Major Arcana of the Tarot through the lens of Marvel’s X-Men comic book characters! Thus far we have discussed Professor X as the MagicianStorm as the High PriestessJean Grey as the EmpressCyclops as the Emperor and Nightcrawler as the Hierophant! This week we celebrate Rogue as the Lovers!

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