The Magician – Keywords
Taking action, power, manifesting results
Inability to solve problems, lack of preparation, untapped talents
The Magician Description
With his wand aloft his robes freshly pressed and all the fresh exuberance of spring in bloom around him, the Magician prepares to make a wonderful life for himself.
The fool has survived his journey through youth and while he Is still a bit hopeful and naive, he has now become a powerful young man with many choices ahead of him and all the paths are laid out on the table for him to point his wand at and choose.
In the traditional Rider-Waite deck it shows us a young man with a wand aloft standing in front of a table with a sword, a pentacle a cup, and Staff.
These are the symbols of the Minor Arcana and in some ways represent the concerns of daily life.
They represent love and money, work and travel, and struggles and victories that we are all destined to experience on some level in the minutiae of our lives.
The minor arcana are also the mirror that reflects our character.
It is how we choose to handle these challenges that offer us opportunities for growth or show us the need for it in our lives.
The minor arcana represent the cycles that we sometimes participate in despite our best effort of will to rise above them.
In many cases, they are the simple mundane tasks that come as a consequence and a privilege of being a grown-up.
Sometimes in the midst of them, it can be hard to remember that you are the magician who started the whole process. We are most lost when we get separated from our own truth.
The Magician represents a young man at the height of his power who has all the tools at his disposal to make a good life for himself but stops for a moment to consider what that might mean to him.
The Magician card often represents a young person who has just graduated school or vocational training and is contemplating his future and his choice of career and experiences as he steps out in the world to reveal himself.
We know that because he has a wand pointed with great intention to the heavens and a coin in the other hand and the infinity symbol above his head. As he seemingly contemplates his individual path to wealth.
This card seems to catch him in that moment where he has all the confidence and sees all the possibilities but has yet to decide.
The Magician – Upright Meaning
It is a message that it is time to take action.
It is also an affirmation that you have all the tools and information you need to step forward and accomplish great things.
Regardless of the path you choose, the training and experiences you have had up to this point have well prepared you for success.
If he shows up in a love reading it is a good indication that you have done the work and are a real catch.
You will have your pick of partners who and will find someone of equal worth and power who supports your choices and your successful path.
If we are talking about a career, the Magician shows up to say that you show great promise in your chosen profession and it is time to go out and show the world what you can do.
The Magician – Reversed Meaning
You may be facing a challenge you don’t feel like you have the resources to solve or have been placed above your pay grade and don’t have time to catch your skills up.
You are in a swirl of the chaos of your own making and don’t have enough vision or clarity to know what you want to manifest.
It’s okay, just take some deep breaths and try to take the pressure off of yourself.
Know that even though you feel like you are skating on thin ice the universe supports you and there are infinite resources available in the universe to help you.
It may be time to drop that wand and declare, “as above, so below.”
Or it may be time to fess up and go to a mentor and be humble about your doubts.
There is still time for the path to become clear.
But it is time to buckle down and examine your study or work habits so you can begin to bring order to your own life.
Think of the Magician as a chef, (Perhaps that wand is just a wooden spoon.).
Decide what dish you want your guests to enjoy and set up your mise en place. Get everything organized that goes in your dish on your table where you can see it.
Don’t fly off the handle and start things with no plan.
A little preparation right now will lead to great success for you in the future.
The magician in your cards means there is great power at your disposal, the major arcana cards always bring extra punch to a reading.
It is just up to you to make some good decisions about how that power gets directed.
|Fool||Fresh Start, New Adventure||Poor Planning, Poor Choices,|
|The Magician||Power, Action, Balance||Insecurity, Disorder, Ignorance|
|The High Priestess||Perception, Time, Hidden Truth||Impatience, Stagnationn|
|The Empress||Birth, Abundance of harvest||Neglect, Counterproductive|
|The Emperor||Power, Fairness, Authority||Cold, Inflexible, Lack of Control|
|The Hierophant||Ceremony, Tradition, Guidance||Hypocrisy, Disillionsioned, Disgrace|
|The Lovers||Love, Blessing, Harmony, Unification||Loss, Shame, Illusion, Hedonism|
|The Chariot||Travel, Victory, Motivation, Speed||Denial, Unstable, Unrealistic|
|Strength||Preparation, self-control, battle of will||Addiction, Abuse of Power, Struggle|
|The Hermit||Enlightenment, Contemplation, Investigation by authorities||Cerebral, Paranoid, Withdrawn|
|Wheel of Fortune||Luck, Cycles, Destiny||Look before you Leap, Prepare|
|Justice||Legalities, Judgement, Truth||Misinformation, Assumption|
|The Hanged Man||Inaction, new perspective||Exoneration, Determination|
|Death||Impermanence, Inevitability||Back to Basics, Rigid, Resistant|
|Temperance||Healing, Harmony, Creative Expression||Waste, Excess, Selfish, Inconsiderate|
|The Devil||Addiction, Abuse, Control||Realization, Relief|
|The Tower||Shock, Upheaval, Weather event||Bailing out, Overreacting|
|The Star||Inspiration, Renewal, Creativity||Exhaustion, Wastefulness|
|The Moon||Lunacy, Intuition, Right timing||Over Emotional, Cognitive Dissonance|
|The Sun||Freedom, celebration, Vitality||Carelessness, Foolhardy, Time Waste|
|Judgment||Relief, answered prayers||Rejection, Cultish behavior,|
|The World||Next level, achievement||Hindsight, more to learn|
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