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

Kitty Pryde by Kevin Wada

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

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4 Emporer: Cyclops

“In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” ~Desiderius Erasmus

Today we continue our look at the Major Arcana through the lens of Marvel’s X-Men comic book characters! Thus far we have discussed Professor X as The MagicianStorm as the High Priestess and Jean Grey as the Empress! This week we celebrate the mutant leader known as Cyclops!

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

Jean Grey by Mike Mayhew

3 Empress: Jean Grey

Today we continue our look at the Major Arcana through the lens of Marvel’s X-Men comic book characters! Thus far we have discussed Professor X as The Magician and Storm as the High Priestess.  This week we honor the telekinetic Marvel Girl, Jean Grey!

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

Storm by David Yardin

2 High Priestess: Storm

Today we continue our look at the Major Arcana through the lens of Marvel’s X-Men comic book characters! Last week we examined Professor X as The Magician.  This week we honor the weather manipulating mutant known as Storm!

Born from the union of an American photojournalist and an African princess, Ororo Munroe was worshipped as a goddess in her native Kenya.  On a quest to rescue his original X-Men students, Professor X recruited Ororo, informing her that she was a mutant, not a goddess, and that the world needed her. Storm decided to accompany Charles saying, “You present a most peculiar argument–yet I sense a deep sincerity in your words…Perhaps the time has come for me to leave the nest at last.”

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Psychedelia by Jack Kirby

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In the early 1970s, Allan and Roberta Ehrlich co-founded The Third Eye and produced an assortment of blacklight products. Among them were blacklight posters featuring Marvel super-heroes. Today we are taking a look at three of them specifically featuring the art of Jack Kirby

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Mutants, Mystics & the Magick of Promethea

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My favorite comic book series of all time is Promethea (sorry, X-Men). I know that is quite a bold statement to make. However, this delightful story written by Alan Moore and drawn by JH Williams III is not only an engaging story about a college student who discovers she can transform into a goddess from her imagination, it is also a magickal treatise which can teach one about the Kabbalah

In his amazing book Mutants & Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal, Jeffrey J. Kripal summarizes Promethea thusly:

…the series advances through the adventures of college student Sophie Bangs, a young feminist who discovers through a college writing assignment that she has slipped through into the Immateria (a kind of astral plane of the Imagination that is self-existent and accesible to every individual) and become the subject of her term paper, the ancient warrior-wisdom goddess Promethea. The message is clear enough: be careful what you write about. Or as Barbara, the previous human vessel of Promethea, tells Sophie in the first issue: “Listen kid, you take my advice. You don’t wanna go looking for folklore. And you especially don’t want folklore to come looking for you.”

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Celebrate Freedom! Heroic Tarot’s July Schedule

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“I don’t have a diary, I don’t write things into a diary. I imprint myself into the sky and when the sunlight shines brightly, I can stand under the sun’s rays and everything I have imprinted of myself into the sky, I will begin to see again, feel again, remember. And when the wind begins to blow, it blows the details over my face, and I remember everything I left in the sky and see new things being born. I am unwritten.”

~C. JoyBell C.

In Tarot readings the presence of The Four of Wands (seen above depicting Rogue on the Four of Clubs from my X-Men Tarot series) symbolizes the feeling one gets after a great challenge. It’s having the optimism to see yourself through the hardship and focusing on gratitude for what you already have. It’s also the exhilarating feeling that freedom brings. Are you tied down to something that no longer brings you excitement? What could you bring to completion? Are you in a rite of passage?  Let Heroic Tarot help you bring more stability into your work and creativity! 

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Be Mine, Heroic Valentine!

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This month in Wolverine and the X-Men #24, Storm and Wolverine celebrated their close friendship with a kiss (the cover above was drawn by Ramon Perez and colored by Laura Martin)! What this will lead to is anyone’s guess, but this isn’t the first time these heroes have locked lips.  I would not be surprised if these two strong willed individuals kept things to a “friends with benefits” situation.  They certainly have a strong chemistry together.  This issue also debuted the return of Storm’s mohawk as a symbol of her independence from her recently annulled marriage to Black Panther (see the image below from the same issue as drawn by David Lopez and Alvard Lopez).

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Heroic Tarot: The Complete X-Men Tarot Series

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Greetings, dear reader! Welcome to my Heroic Tarot process featuring my award-winning X-Men cards!

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 numerological/feudal court energy contained therein.

I invite you to take a look at all of the cards featured and compare my comic-based interpretations with how they relate to traditional tarot definitions. Here they are in order:

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