The first card in the Major Arcana of the Tarot, the Magician, symbolizes the ultimate achiever.
The Magician represents raw masculine power. He is the polar opposite of the second card, the High Priestess, representing pure feminine energy.
It is the Magician who is able to take any tools at his disposal and manifest the reality he wants. This is the goal of the Magician: manifestation.
The Magician teaches us anything is possible if we have the willpower and vision to take action.
What Does the Magician Tarot Card Mean?
The Magician, as the name suggests, is all about tapping into the forces of the universe and using them for creative purposes. Some meanings associated with the Magician are:
- Doing what needs to be done
- Carrying out your plans
- Producing magic results
- Knowing your intentions
- Being committed to a goal
- Having a strong impact
- Being creative
- Feeling energized
- Practicing what you preach
What Does the Magician Mean in Love & Relationships?
If you pull the Magician in the position of how someone feels about you, it means that this person feels excited about you. They are ready to take things to the next level and are not afraid to get things moving.
If you pull this card for how someone sees you, they likely see you as someone who is sexy and vibrant. The Magician knows how to make themselves look so good that all eyes fall on them, so they likely see you as the center of attention and may feel awestruck by you too.
If you pull the Magician for where they want the relationship to go, this card indicates they would like something to happen between you both. The Magician correlates with the Aces of the Minor Arcana, which are all about new beginnings and new feelings. If this card is pulled when enquiring about a new love interest, it is a very good omen.
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What Does the Magician Mean in a Career Reading?
Pulling the Magician in a career reading indicates that you have the tools and talents to follow the career of your dreams and succeed.
This is an excellent card to receive in a career reading because it indicates that magic is about to happen and positive things are on the way for you.
A career reading can also indicate an individual with the talents and charisma of the Magician who will help further your career.
What About the Magician as an Obstacle?
As an obstacle card, the Magician indicates that there is some kind of difficulty with pushing through one’s willpower.
The Magician’s energies are being blocked. There may be an issue with self-confidence that is preventing the individual from reaching their full potential.
There may be a lack of focus or motivation or some kind of indecision that is preventing you from moving forward. It is important to analyze why the Magician’s energies are being blocked so you that can move forward with confidence and determination.
What About the Magician Reversed?
Reversed, this card indicates a trickster or someone who is using their tools and talents for the wrong reasons.
It indicates fraud or con artists. It shows the dodgy salesman who uses their charm and wit to sell a vehicle that doesn’t function properly to the unsuspecting customer.
This card is often a warning in a reading. Someone is not what they seem, and if other cards, such as the 7 of Swords or the Moon, are nearby, then it is a sign to be cautious!
The reversed Magician can also indicate someone who is overly confident and brags about their gifts and abilities. Yet when the time comes to showcase them, it doesn’t live up to the hype. The reversed Magician is someone who talks a good talk but doesn’t walk a good walk. Think Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter.
How to Make the Magician Card Work For You
The Magician is a card of willpower and determination. His energies indicate true power and the ability to harness this power to succeed with creative goals. His raw energy enables the individual to achieve anything they set their mind to.
Affirmations specific to the energy of this card are some of the best ways to harness its raw and powerful energy. Some good affirmations to repeat morning and night are:
- I will do this
- I will accomplish my goals
- I have the power to do anything I set my mind to
- I have confidence and belief in myself
- I will find a way
- I will harness my talent
- I know my own potential
Harness the Power of the Magician
The Magician asks you to look within yourself and recognize that you have phenomenal power within you. It is the raw energy within that provides you with the fortitude and drive to reach your goals.
The Magician wants to win and wants to succeed. He is a reminder to you that you have the capability to accomplish anything.
You just have to believe in yourself!
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