The Magician symbolizes deity, skill, self-consciousness, and an active lifestyle.
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Number: 1 as symbol for unity (male)
I – The Magician
The Magician represents consciousness, action and creation. He’s the symbol for the idea of manifestation. The possibility of making an idea come true. He gives meaning and direction to life, and he reminds us that the emotional and creative powers of our souls must have a physical basis to be of real use. Powers unused are powers non-existent, we have to set them free in order to use them, and to gain and renew.
The Magician shows that we’re aware of the power in life, he can be a symbol for all the creative skills and ideas inside. Most people don’t really act, they just react, being driven from one situation to the next. The Magician tells that a power is ready to use as soon as it is recognized, to see and go the own way.
As a master at manifestation, The Magician brings you the tools, resources and energy you need to make your dreams come true. When you are clear about your ‘what’ and your ‘why’, The Magician calls on you to take inspired action.
The Magician is the representation of pure willpower. With the power of the elements and the suits, he takes the potential innate in the fool and molds it into being with the power of desire. He is the connecting force between heaven and earth, for he understands the meaning behind the words “as above so below” – that mind and world are only reflections of one another. Remember that you are powerful, create your inner world, and the outer will follow.
The negative side of the card could mean that the free run of energy is blocked, that we can feel the energy but can’t use it. This could mean fear and restlessness, even the fear to go insane. Energy tends to explode when not finding a vent.
Finally there’s a negative aspect in the abuse of energy.
Drive: Self-realization, a strong will, the energy to have one’s way, power, inspired action
Light: Activity, power of life, impulse, energy, Manifestation, resourcefulness
Shadow: Aggressively, egoism, the abuse of power
Reversed: The Magician Reversed shows you are exploring what you wish to manifest, but you are not taking action yet. You are uncertain if you have everything you need and may be unsure about how to make it happen. If you take care of what you intend to manifest, 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.
Keywords: Mercury, communication, fun, easy communication with all possible forms of communication, flexibility, sharpness, genius
Advice: Brilliant capabilities are available to share with other people. It is an important task to find or create the right environment for your activity.
Questions: How talented are you? In which areas can your talent be found? In what ways, in what environment can you pass this on and share it with others?
Suggestion: Visualize your ideal location for your activity and write it down.
Revelation: The full expression of my creative power is filled with me and makes me happy and satisfied.