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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

Professor X - Ace of Diamonds

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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Heroic Tarot Tuesday: Toad and Arcade

Toad by Jim Lee

Greetings, dear reader! This post is the fourteenth in a series revealing my Heroic Tarot process featuring my award-winning X-Men cards.   Today we take a look at cards featuring Toad and Arcade!

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 two different characters on the two Joker cards!  Each card features antagonists from X-Men mythology:  Toad and Arcade.  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.

It is important to note that the Joker in a deck of playing cards is not descended from the the Fool as many Tarot practitioners (including myself) have thought.  The Joker was created by a New York poker club as a ‘wild card’ to add zest to the game. That said, it does correspond to the same energetic qualities as the Fool, bearing in mind the figure of the court jester.

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: 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 Named Best of the Bay by Refinery 29!

X-Men Tarot Super fun fashion site Refinery 29 just released their picks for top psychics and readers in San Francisco and Heroic Tarot made their list as the Best Tarot experience in the City!  Here’s what they had to say:

Storm at Heroic Tarot not only tells it like it is, but he is extremely detailed and goes beyond the typical reading to explain the symbolism in each card dealt. Plus, he makes the reading incredibly interesting by using X-Men tarot cards. Um, how awesome is that? He’s raved about for a reason, which is adding his quirky signature to this distinct style of readings.

There’s a lot of great people and places on their list, so be sure to check it out!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart, San Francisco fashionistas!  There is a great future ahead for all of us!  And to share the fashion love right back atcha, here’s some great comic book fashion for you lovelies, both old and new!

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Read Heroic Tarot In Bold Italic!

STORM and Storm

It is with great happiness and humility that I get to share some awesome news with you, dear reader!  The above image was taken from a new article about Heroic Tarot in The Bold Italic!  I was was excellently interviewed by Tony DuShane and brilliantly caricaturized by Heather Tompkins.  I am so in love with how Tompkins chose to have me give my goddess Ororo Munroe a reading!  It simply uncanny!  Click here to see for yourself!

Storm Sunday: Michael Golden

Michael Golden - Storm

We conclude our recent Michael Golden appreciation with a look at Golden’s interpretation of the X-Men’s Storm!  Above, an inked sketch by the master himself.  Love the pose, the facial structure and the lighting on her costume.  Golden designs Ororo’s tiara much larger than it is usually depicted, but the proportions are great overall.  And like Dave Cockrum (Storm’s creator), Golden gives Storm a massive mane of hair!

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Super-Spotlight on Michael Golden!

Golden - marvel heroes

We continue our Michael Golden appreciation with more amazing artwork by the modern master!  Today we look at old school Marvel Comics images as well as convention sketches and commissions! Click below to marvel (pun intended) at Rogue (Michael Golden co-created her!) Doctor Strange, Clea, and more!  Above, 1980s Marvel heroes (and anti-heroes, we see you Punisher and Elektra) super-spar around a statue.

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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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