Magician Tarot Card Meanings
The Magician tarot card meaning
Card Number: I The Magician Arcana (1)
The Magician upright
ability to manifest, action, concentration, Creativity, organizational skill, Power, resourcefulness skill, the builder of new things,
The Magician Reversed
being inept, latent talents, Manipulation, poor planning. Use of power for destruction,
The magician is dressed in red and white and has a halo with the infinity symbol. He’s holding a small wand and is standing in front of a table with a chalice, a pentacle, a staff (wand) and a sword.
The Fool encounters a Magician while he startes on his journey. The Magician portrays a skillful and powerful image, with a infinity sign as a halo floating above his head. The Fool is in awe of the Magician and when asked by the Magician, the Fool hands over his belongings (the bundled pack and the stick). The Magician raises his wand to heaven and points his finger to the Earth and the cloth of the pack from the Fool unpacked. To the Fool, it appears that the Magician has created the future through his power. The Sword, which represents intellect and communication, the fiercy Wand of ambition, the overflowing Chalice of Love and Emotions and the Pentacle of work and body. Armed with these tools, the Fool can create anything that he wishes, However, the question is: did the Magician actually created the tools or were the tools already present in the packed bundle the Fool handed over to the Magician? Only the Magician knows the answer to this question and has refused to say a word about this.
The Magician is numbered #1 and is represented by Mercury.He is the epitome of a smooth talker and a salesman. When the querent has picked this card, it means that he or she will be given an idea or an image of whatever they wanted most, i.e. a solution to a problem, a love life or a job. The querent is clever and witty and people tend to listen and agree with him or her.
It is important to bear in mind that the Magician can easily be a clever manipulator as with a magnetic personality, the Magician can convince people of almost anything, for better or worse. It is also a good idea to note that the querent might have an idea all along but the Magician merely reminds the querent of that idea. Hence, be careful when you are the querent and has picked the Magician. This card just simply means that if you have some idea, the primal forces of creativity is yours if you can claim your power and act with with awareness and concentration.
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The magician tarot depicts a male that is surrounded by the different symbols of the minor Arcana which are the wands, swords, cups, and pentacles which are also considered his tools. He is seen to be able to control the unseen forces that are control of everyday life and to has the wisdom to be able to possess this control. This card is marked as the first card of the major arcana and is a card that deals with self development. As the first card it shows the beginning of the spiritual road to enlightenment.
In the popular tarot deck the Rider Waite tarot the magician himself is standing in a garden that is made of roses and plant life which represents the plant world or earth. Above his head is the sign of infinity which in modern day terms would show that he has infinite knowledge. His left hand pointing towards the ground to symbolize the connection that he has with the earth, his right hand holding a wand that is pointing to the heavens showing his divine power. What this does show us is that he has knowledge and has the ability to connect the spiritual realm and the physical realm together. Through this knowledge he is able to mold the physical world and be able to align it with the physical plane that we know and currently live on. If you look closely at the picture he is also wearing a snake around his waist as a belt which is also a symbol for wholeness or completeness.
The magician tarot card indicates powers that have not yet been brought into manifestation, that everything in life is before us and that if we learn to be able to manipulate the situation we will be able to manifest the true results that we desire in that situation. Meaning that if we use the tools that we have in front of us we can have the desired effect that we would like the situation we are dealing with to have. This tarot card is considered a card of power just like a wizard that is able to use his ability and tools to manipulate the universe for his own purposes. What this shows is that we have the ability to take control of our own lives, and be able to mold things, events and people around us as long as everything is done in a positive manner and for the right reasons. Whether our goals are of the spiritual nature or of a worldly nature, we must learn how to achieve our goals.
When a tarot reader is doing a tarot spread they might consider different meanings for reversed and upright tarot cards. The upright meaning of the tarot magician card is that now is a time of fresh choices and new beginnings. It shows that you have the knowledge of how to achieve what you want and the tools to get you there, but you must decide how to use them properly. It shows a person that has the desire to manipulate and control the situation to achieve what they truly want out of it, and the ambition to make it happen. The reversed meaning shows that the time for change is not right now, and even though things are moving in new directions you must have patience for them to work out the way you have planned. As a reverse card it also shows that you have self-doubt and that rushing into things is not the best choice at this time.