Storm Arcana

Intuitive Visionary Coach & Founder of Arcana Academy

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Four Years of Feedback

4 of Wands

On January 10, 2010, Heroic Tarot received its first Yelp review. Four years later and the love is still going strong. I am extremely grateful for being granted the gift of sharing my Tarot knowledge with the public. Being of service is a privilege that I greatly treasure. Thank you to all of my clients who have shared their stories with me. Thank you for trusting me with your dreams, fears, goals and joys. Thank you to everyone who took the time to write a review. To celebrate, I wanted to share the first and still one of my favorite reviews of Heroic Tarot:

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Maintain Balance! Heroic Tarot’s March Schedule


“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”  ~Rumi

Do you ever feel like you are in the eye of a hurricane while everyone and everything else is spinning around you? How do find composure within that chaos? The Temperance card of the Tarot holds the key to moderation, reminding us of our vitality and how to balance our mental, physical and emotional well-being. In the image above (drawn by Pamela Colman Smith), we see Raphael, the angel of healing. He stands with one foot in the water and one foot on the shore, illustrating his bridge-building capabilities. He is literally dancing between worlds. He pours water from one cup into another and back again as a symbol of his emotional equilibrium. He releases his feelings in accordance with the other elements in his life and recombines them over and over again to find a new heart-based response. Temperance teaches us to travel the middle road in order to avoid extremes. It is a blending of two ideas or materials into a new form. This is alchemy and it requires optimism, enthusiasm and confidence.

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Tarot for Two: Deepening the Love We Share

The Lovers - Cosmic Tribe Tarot

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Laozi

Interested in strengthening your commitment to your partner? Looking to connect with one of your parents? Want to deepen the camaraderie with a best friend? Well, couples readings are not just for couples anymore! Having a Heroic Tarot reading with a loved one can provide amazing insight on what each of your bring to the relationship, where the partnership is going, and what you can do to support one another now and in the future! So whatever kind of love you share, a reading can help it grow! Contact me today to schedule your Heroic Tarot Reading for Two!

Of course, an individual Heroic Tarot reading is also lovely gift!

Bright Blessings!

~Storm Arcana (415)260-2903 /

Note: The Lovers cards pictured above are from The Cosmic Tribe Tarot by Stevee Postman.

Shine Your Light! Heroic Tarot’s February Schedule

The Star - Cosmic Tribe Tarot

Inspiration! Peace! Healing! The Star shines above, connecting us to Source energy. It remind us of our dreams, leads us back to our highest vibrations. In Tarot, we celebrate the Star as a harbinger of inner calm and wholeness. It symbolizes power from within, a sense of grace. The Star relates astrologically to Aquarius, the sign of having the courage to be your self. The recent New Moon in Aquarius opened up new avenues of freedom so we may begin cycles of manifestation. What old habits or stories are you releasing? What fresh perspective has imbued your consciousness? What aspect of your Self needs new expression?

Tarot is a magically helpful practice to plant the seeds of potential with illuminated insight. Let Heroic Tarot assist with your journey and make an appointment today!

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Never Stop Learning


“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” ~Albert Einstein

It has been over a year since I have been teaching one on one Tarot classes. I have found the experience to be incredibly gratifying and even more so when I get positive feedback like this from a current student:

I’ve been meaning to write a review for a long time now, but thought there were so many things I had to say that I would not know how to start. I guess I should start by saying that I’ve known Storm for over a year now. Back then, I was really looking for a tarot teacher and thought it would be better if I first looked for a reader, got a reading from them, and later figured out if I would have them as a teacher.

That’s what happened with Storm. I loved my first reading! He is one of the warmest people I know! And guess what? He is now my teacher. Yes! He is a tarot teacher as well! I bet you didn’t know that. He is super well-organized, he plans classes and lessons based on your needs and interests. He works FOR and WITH you.
I’m still his student and right now I can see we have grown a lot together, I’ve learnt soooo much from him! And it has always been about the subjects and things that I wanted to learn, read about, or find out.

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Synchronicity: A Spark of Spiritual Communication

bird above sand

Throughout history people have told fortunes with all manner of things: scattered bones, the remnants of tea leaves in a cup, tossed coins, watching birds across the sky, anything.  It has only been since the eighteenth century that Tarot has been used to divine intellectual and spiritual pathways.  Yet all of these methods stem from the same innate curiosity to know what is going to happen in advance.  The practitioners of these rituals possess an understanding that all things have a relationship to one other.  As Rachel Pollack states in Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom, “everything is connected, everything has meaning and nothing occurs at random.”

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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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Follow Your Heart! Heroic Tarot’s January Schedule

Heroic Tarot: Ace of Cups

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”
~Joseph Campbell

Happy New Year, dear reader! This month Heroic Tarot celebrates January with the Ace of Cups! When this Minor Arcana card appears, it brings the beginning of love and pleasure.  Our heart opens to new psychic or spiritual portals!  New possibilities for relationships, especially love connections, blossom in our lives.  The Ace of Cups brings new intuitive awareness and renews our commitment for bliss! Alternative medicine practitioner Deepak Chopra says,

Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.

In her book, Tarot for Your Self: A Workbook for Personal Transformation, Mary K. Greer posits questions one can ask when the Ace of Cups appears:

What is making you feel good right now?  What would you like to do to indulge yourself?  What or who is offering you nurturing or love?  What messages are you receiving from dreams and visions?  What does your heart feel most open to?

Greer also gives this affirmation:

I recognize the opportunity to express and accept love.

Schedule your Heroic Tarot reading today and let us explore how to bring more bliss into your life!

Contact me to reserve an individual or couples reading, order a gift certificate or inquire about having Heroic Tarot at your event!  Telephone readings area also available by special appointment.  I also teach one on one Tarot classes!  I have listed my in person January schedule below and will update as appointments are made.

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Initiate Change! Heroic Tarot’s October Schedule

Death“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

October greetings, to you, dear reader!  This month the thirteenth Tarot card of the Major Arcana brings transformation and rebirth into our lives! Often feared and misunderstood as bringing an actual death into one’s life, this card actually refers to the end of one era and the beginning of a new one!  Great change is on the way!  How will you greet the transformation? Contemplate this Native American proverb:

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.  Live your life in a manner so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

Ancient Egyptians believed that they would be asked two questions upon their passing that would determine their new lives in the beyond.  The first was, “Did you bring joy?” and the second was, “Did you find joy?”  What is most important to you?  How could you release what is unnecessary in your life to focus on what is in your heart? Come in for a Heroic Tarot reading and let us work together to manifest these goals!

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Stumptown Bound! And What’s Up With These “Dark X-Men”?

Hello, dear readers, I am off to Portland for the first time to experience the wonders of Stumptown! (Google it, I have not the time to link as I am waiting for my plane shuttle as I type). I will not unable to post until I return early next week! I will take notes, however, and will transcribe for your amusement/edification/entertainment at a later date!

Until then! Keep rocking the comics!


In the meantime, check out this X-Men tease and if you feel led, please comment on what you think about it. I’d love to know your opinions on this bold direction Marvel is taking (laughs).darkxmenSpoiler:  The winged guy is not Angel.  Think back, way back to the original 5 and you might recognize that big M and remember the guy who had all the powers of Angel, Beast, Cyclops. Marvel Girl and Iceman combined: MIMIC! (Yes, you’ll have to Google him on your own too, my apologies!)

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