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Heroic Tarot Tuesday: Iceman

Iceman by Jim Lee

Greetings, dear reader! This post is the third in a series about my process regarding my X-Men Tarot.   Today we take a look at all of the cards featuring Iceman.

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, Rogue is all of the Fours, Archangel is all of the Fives, Gambit is all of the Sixes etcetera. Iceman is represented on the face of all of the Threes.   The number three represents growth, self-expression and expansion.  This is interesting in relation to Iceman because out of all the original five X-Men, Bobby Drake would at first glance appear to have progressed the least in terms of character growth and power set.  Jean Grey became the Phoenix and died and returned and died again, Angel lost his feather wings and gained bladed wings as Archangel and is now capable of transforming into both forms, Beast went from a smart guy with big hands and feet to a furry Beast (at one point losing and regaining his intelligence) and then his secondary mutation transformed him into a cat-like beast and Cyclops once merged with Apocalypse and is now a taciturn general of all mutants.  Although his artistic representation has varied over the years, Iceman has remained relatively the same.

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Heroic Tarot Tuesday: Jubilee

Jubilee by Jim Lee

Greetings, dear reader! This post is the second in a series about my process regarding my X-Men Tarot.   This post spotlights Jubilee!

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, Iceman is all of the Threes, Rogue is all of the Fours, Archangel is all of the Fives, etcetera. Jubilee is represented on the face of all of the Twos.   The number two brings the gift of balance through partnership, with another or ourselves.  As the quintessential sidekick, Jubilee represents the energy required for cooperation through patience.  Even with her flippant attitude and bubblegum popping habit, Jubilee cares far more than she truly lets on.  She can be counted on to do the right thing even when the stakes seem insurmountable.

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Heroic Tarot Tuesday: Wolverine

Jim_Lee_Wolverine

Greetings, dear reader!  This post is the eleventh in a series about my process regarding my X-Men Tarot.  Today we take a look at all of the cards featuring Wolverine!

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, Jubilee is all of the Twos, Iceman is all of the Threes, Rogue is all of the Fours, etcetera.  Wolverine is represented on the face of all of the Jacks.  Since Jacks (or Knights as they are traditionally called) represent protection, strength and determination, it is easy to draw correlations to Wolverine who also possesses these traits.  Knights are explorers and adventurers, and while it could be argued that any of the X-Men could be regarded as such, it is Wolverine (who stars in his own title, is a member of the X-Men, the Avengers and Uncanny X-Force) who embodies these roles the most.

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Heroic Tarot Tuesday: Cyclops

Jim Lee Cyclops

Greetings, dear reader!  This post is the thirteenth in a series about my process regarding my X-Men Tarot.  Today we take a look at all of the cards featuring Cyclops!

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, Wolverine is all of the Jacks, Jubilee is all of the Twos, Iceman is all of the Threes, etcetera.  Cyclops is represented on the face of all of the Kings.  If we think about how Kings represent mastery, wisdom and control then it makes a lot of sense for Scott Summers, known for his battle ready skill and tactics, to be featured on them.  Kings are leaders who understand the process and power of manifestation.  With a nurturing Queen by their side, they are a force with which to be reckoned.

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Heroic Tarot Tuesday: Storm

Jim Lee Storm 1

Greetings, dear reader!  This post is the twelth in a series about my process regarding my X-Men Tarot.  Today we take a look at all of the cards featuring Storm!

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, Cyclops is all of the Kings, Wolverine is all of the Jacks, Professor X is all of the Aces, etcetera.  Storm is represented on the face of all of the Queens, which if we consider that Queens symbolize maturity, competence and devotion, makes a lot of sense.  Who better than the former tribal “goddess” and current co-regent of Wakanda to bring the wisdom of these concepts?  Another role that Queens play is that of counselor.  Reflecting back on all of the X-Men who have bent our weather goddess’ ear over the years (Wolverine, Professor X, Nightcrawler, Gambit, Kitty Pryde, etcetera) for sage advice, this aspect also perfectly aligns Storm as Queen (Ororo also become Queen in name as well as role when she married the Black Panther, although that title is up for some debate in recent comic storylines).

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