Willpower, manifestation, desire, resourcefulness, powerGo to Upright Meaning
Manipulation, cunning, deception, untapped talents, illusionGo to Reversed Meaning
He stands upright creating an illusion of his height. A cloth band about the brow is shielding and empowering his third eye. His right hand of creation holds a wand pointed to the heavens and his left to the ground.: As above, so below is his incantation. He stands among the land of the faery folk amidst lush green leaves and red wild roses.
A crudely constructed wooden altar stands alone at his service. A pentacle placed upon it in the evocation of Earth and the material plane; a sword layeth upon the altar in the evocation of air and thought and a chalice sit upon it in the evocation of water and emotion.
Magician Tarot Card Meanings
Upright Card Meaning
Whatever higher powers of the universe you choose to believe in, The Magician represents those wise people who can channel them for their own purposes. In the past they may have been known as wizards or shamans, today you may meet them as skilled diplomats or inspiring teachers and this card may represent the influence of this person on your life.
The power of channeling the universe is open to all and anybody can embody The Magician. The qualities of resourcefulness, strength of will, and intentional thought live in you, and you can use those to achieve your goals. Through clear intentions and willpower, you can make your dreams a reality. Manifestation is more than a self-help buzzword, but a way to influence your world and your life. If you are looking to start a new project, The Magician is a reminder to keep your goals in mind always and to use the resources at your disposal, whether we are speaking of spiritual forces or concrete aids such as money or helpful friends, to achieve them. You have the power to change your own future. You too can become The Magician.
Magician Tarot Card Meanings
Reversed Card Meaning
The Magician reversed represents wasted potential in several of its disappointing forms. The card may represent someone who has been corrupted by their proximity to power, who has taken the energy they channel and used it to create deceptions and manipulations rather than truth. The cards may be warning you to beware of someone in your surroundings, or to be careful that you yourself are not out of touch from the truth.
Alternatively, The Magician reversed represents a blockage in the flow of energy. Instead of motivated, you may be feeling apathetic or confused, unhappy with your situation but unable to change it. Your lack of willpower or clear intentions are stopping you from channeling the energy of the universe properly. In its most extreme form, The Magician reversed represents hysteria and mental instability.
The consequences shown in The Magician Reversed may seem frightening, and they are not to be taken lightly, just as power is not to be taken lightly. However, all is not lost. By working through your blockages and recommitting to honesty, you can return The Magician to his rightful place right side up.
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