Magician Positive Key words :
Creativity, opportunity, artistic, teacher, confidence, initiator, manifest, success, focused, mental discipline, leadership
Magician Negative Key words:
Slack, inattentive, fraud, illusionist, pretense, manipulator, incompetent.
Details of the Card
The Magician card is the number one of the Major Arcana.
The top and the bottom of the Magician card are covered with red roses and white lilies. The red roses represent love and the white lilies love, purity and peace.
He wears an Ouroboros: a belt with a snake biting its own tail. He also has an infinity symbol above his head. Both these symbols represent endless possibilities.
The red cloak he wears stands for power, love, strength and courage whereas the white inner robe stands for purity and innocence.
The Magician holds a wand in one hand which points upwards to the sky (the spirit world) and the other hand points towards the ground (the real world). This suggests that he is manifesting his powers from the spirit world to the real world.
The table or the altar in front of him has all the symbols of the four suits of the Tarot. The four suits represent the four elements of nature. The wands represents fire, the cups represent water, the sword represents air, and the pentacles represents earth.
Positive or Upright Interpretation:
When the Magician card appears in a reading it suggests a new beginning and a fresh start for you. It informs you to be confident and to take on new challenges or responsibilities, as you already possess all the tools and skills to accomplish it.
It suggests that you have the power to manifest your dreams and to achieve success in all aspects of life.
The card asks you to be focused and committed to your goal. It asks you to channelize your energies in achieving your goal. Focus and commitment is the key to achieving success.
Fortune favours the brave. It’s a good time for you to start a new venture, start a new project or apply for the dream job that you have been pining for. Financially it’s a good time for you and with hard work and dedication you will surely succeed. In relation to a job it may also mean that it is time for a promotion.
In matters related to social life or friends, the card asks you to get out of the house, socialize and expand your social circle, as you will be very popular.
The Magician Tarot card conveys that you are an intuitive being and have the solution to your own problems. In order to find your answers you need to mediate and tap into your subconscious mind and connect with your higher self.
In terms of love and relationship, if you are in a relationship it is time for you to develop and strengthen your ties with your partner. If you are not in a relationship then it is a good time to take the first step now and you can get lucky in love
If you have not been keeping well you must harness the positive energy and power of the Magician and allow yourself to heal and feel better.
Negative or Reversed Interpretation
The Magician card in a reversed position conveys, that you feel stuck and indecisive in your current situation. You show slackness and lack focus at the moment and you need to take control of your life.
The Magician is also known as the trickster. In the reversed position it suggests that you are not in touch with reality and are not genuine. You lack skills and tools required for the job. You will try to fake it till you make it, or you may have the skills and tools but are not putting it to proper use.
The card warns you to be aware of people you come across in near future, as they may be manipulative and try to trick you into something that you do not need.
Financially, this reversed card asks you to wait to start any new projects or ventures. If you are planning to change your jobs you must wait for the right time. It warns you to invest your money wisely as you might be tricked into making wrong decisions.
A reversed Magician card in a love reading indicates that your partner may not be telling you the complete truth and may not be trustworthy. If there are further warning cards in the reading then you need to be careful of someone close to you.
In matters relating to health the Magician warns you to take care of your health and consult a doctor where required. It asks you not to take matters of health lightly. It asks you to give up any bad habits you might have such as smoking, drinking or eating unhealthy food.
The reversed Magician says that you are feeling restless and disconnected with your spirituality and yourself; you need to spend sometime meditating and find your way back.