Greetings, dear reader! This post is the fifth in a series about my process regarding my X-Men Tarot. Today we take a look at all of the cards featuring Archangel!
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, Gambit is all of the Sixes, Beast is all of the Sevens, Bishop is all of the Tens, etcetera. Archangel is represented on the face of all of the Fives. The number Five represents change, action and challenge. Archangel certainly knows about change as he went from a billionaire playboy to X-Man to Horseman of Apocalypse (with membership in quite a few super-hero teams under his belt as well). He is no stranger to action either. When his original feathered wings manifested as a young adult, he posed as an angel in a wig and a dressing gown, and saved people from within a burning building. He has been saving lives as Angel, and taking them as Archangel, ever since. Alternating between his feathered winged form and his metallic winged form and the differences in personality that come with them is his challenge. At the time this deck was sold, however, Warren Kenneth Worthington III was trapped as the blue-skinned warrior with metallic wings and his previous life as the ebullient Angel was over. This is the man on whom we are focusing.