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Upright: Manifestation, resourcefulness, power, inspired action
Reversed: Manipulation, poor planning, untapped talents
The Magician card is numbered One – the number of new beginnings and opportunities – and is associated with the planet of Mercury. He stands with one arm stretched upwards towards the Universe, and the other pointing down towards the earth. His positioning represents his connection between the spiritual realms and the material realms, and he uses this connection to create and manifest his goals in the physical realm. The Magician’s robe is white, symbolising purity, and his cloak is red, representing worldly experience and knowledge.
On the table in front of him are the four symbols of the Tarot suits – a cup, pentacle, sword and wand – each representing one of the four elements – water, earth, air and fire. It is also a sign that he has all the tools (and elements) he needs to manifest his intentions into being. Above his head is the infinity symbol, and around his waist is a snake biting its own tail – both of which signal that he has access to unlimited potential. And in the foreground, there is an array of foliage and flowers, symbolizing the blossoming and fruition of his ideas and intentions.
NOTE: The Tarot card meaning description is based on the Rider Waite cards.
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As a master manifestor, the Magician brings you the tools, resources and energy you need to make your dreams come true. Seriously, everything you need right now is at your fingertips. You have the spiritual (fire), physical (earth), mental (air) and emotional (water) resources to manifest your desires. And when you combine them with the energy of the spiritual and earthly realms, you will become a manifestation powerhouse! The key is to be able to bring these tools together in a synergistic way so that the impact of what you create is greater than the separate parts. This is alchemy at its best!
This is the perfect time to move forward on an idea that you have recently conceived. The seed of potential has started to sprout and you are being called to now take action and bring your idea to fruition. The skills, knowledge and capabilities you have gathered along your life path have lead you to where you are now, and whether you know it or not, you are now ready to take action and turn your ideas into reality.
In your quest to manifest your goals, it is essential that you establish a clear vision of what you wish to create and why you want to create it, before you take action. It is not simply enough to be motivated by ego (money, status, or fame) – you need to have a soul connection to your goals and intentions. You are a powerful, creative being, and this is your opportunity to bring your Higher Self in alignment with your day-to-day actions to create the future you most desire.
When you are clear about your ‘what’ and your ‘why’, the Magician calls on you to take inspired action to bring your vision into reality. You will need focused attention and intense concentration to bring your goals to fruition in a powerful way. Focus on the ONE thing that will have the biggest impact moving you towards your goal. Commitment to the task is essential, and as such, you will need to eliminate any distractions that may take your focus away from what you want to achieve. You will also need careful planning to ensure that you stay on track and accomplish your tasks.
On one level, the reversed Magician shows you are exploring what you wish to manifest, but you are not taking action quite yet. You are uncertain if you have all the tools and resources you need and may be unsure about how to make it happen. If you take care of what you want to manifest and why, the Universe will work out the how. Stay attuned to your intuition and pay attention to opportunities as they arise. These are like little breadcrumbs that will take you closer to your goal.
If you are already taking action on your goal, the reversed Magician can be a sign that you are struggling to see progress or success. A number of factors may be at play. Perhaps you have an idea but you don’t know what action take to manifest it. Perhaps you are not clear on your desired outcome so your actions are misdirected or unfocused. Perhaps you have lost touch with your ‘why’, or it wasn’t compelling enough to begin with, and now you’re lacking motivation in completing the goal. Or perhaps your end goal is out of alignment with your Highest Good and the Universe is sending you a big “Stop! Go Back!” sign.
At its worst, the reversed Magician can indicate greed, manipulation and trickery. You may be masterful at manifesting, but if you are out of touch with your Higher Self, you may only be manifesting for your personal gain and at the expense of others. Sometimes you may fall into this trap unintentionally. If your goals are not coming to fruition or something feels ‘off’, tune into that and asking yourself if you are truly manifesting for the greatest good or simply for your own benefit.
In a career reading, the Magician reversed shows that you have many skills, talents, and abilities, but these are not being fully utilised and you feel as if your true potential is not maximised. You may be feeling that you have so much more to give, that there are skills or talents that you have gained over the years that you are not using right now. Or perhaps there is something that you know you are very good at, but you have not allowed yourself the opportunity to nurture and explore this skill. What is getting in the way of using these skills and abilities? What needs to change in order to reach your fullest potential?