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).