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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: 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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Storm Sunday: Greg Hinkle

Mistress of the Storm, Ororo Munroe by Greg Hinkle

Today I am thrilled to present original art of Storm by the talented Greg Hinkle!  (Click on the artwork to see it in all of its gigantic scanned glory!)  This image is bursting with energy as well as an amazing color palette (look at texture of those clouds)!  I love the liberties Greg took with Storm’s costume (the gold bracelets and the hoop earrings have been worn by Storm before, but not usually in conjunction with this outfit).  Stylistically combining cartoon illustration (look at Storm’s hands) with realistic attention to detail (check out the seams on those jeans), Hinkle’s art reminds me of Jim Mahfood and Tom Fowler.

Greg is a fellow member of Writers Old Fashioned and recently had his first art show last night, celebrating his inimitable drawings for Beard Month!  Have you ever seen a moebius beard?  Do you know what happens to a beard when its owner dies?  Have you ever wondered what members of the Justice League would look like with facial fur?  I think his bearded Magneto is genius (and quite believable as well!).  Are you now convinced that you need to purchase his limited edition Beard Month 2010: Volume 1 book?

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Greg’s first mini-comic Granpa, Tell Me A Story, which can also be ordered from the creator himself.  This expressive short story shows the impact a story can really have when one lets the art speak for itself instead of relying on words to get its themes across.  The main character is quite likable and there is a real sense of time and growth in his recounting of a tale from his youth for his grandson.  And there’s motorcycles.

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