Tarot Card Meanings – Understanding the Magician Tarot Card

Following the Fool, The Magician Tarot card indicates the first phase of conscious awareness. He represents the first step through the passage of life. The Magician’s corresponding number is one. One is the number of action, individuality and originality. The Magician reminds us of the power we have within us. It is the card of manifestation, prompting us to become conscious of the tools we have been given and already possess. The Magician controls all that is on the physical plane. He is the master of the four elements (sword, pentacle, coin and baton) and must learn how to master their power with authority and confidence.

The Magician is a3 lso the conscious link between the world of heaven and the world of man. He informs us that our power is God-given and must be respected as so. He encourages us to use our intellect and energy to master the world around us. When The Magician shows up in a Tarot reading, he is a reminder that the power is always within you. He often signifies a need to step out of your emotional and spiritual comfort zone and undertake a new perspective that requires strength of will, adaptability, versatility, and most importantly, self confidence.

One of the more negative Tarot card meanings associated to The Magician Tarot card is the misuse of one’s power. He can be the trickster often inflicting misdirected domination over others through the use of deception. In this case, he no longer is a seeker of wisdom. Instead, he seeks all that he can control.

Upright Magician Tarot Card Meanings In A Tarot Reading

In a Tarot reading, The Magician in an upright position signifies a time to focus and use the skills you have already mastered. Everything you need is within you, and you do not need to look outside of yourself for added skill. This is a great time to initiate new projects, and new opportunities should be explored. Should you embark upon them, it will prove to be successful, particularly with financial prospects. This is also a good time to market yourself as your skills will be recognized. In a Tarot reading, the Magician advises you to be observant. You must be willing to experiment and, most importantly, remain adaptable.

• Focusing your energy
• Adaptability
• Creativity
• Mastery of one’s skills
• Self-confidence
• Marketing yourself

Reversed Magician Tarot Card Meanings In A Tarot Readingb

In a Tarot reading, The Magician in the reversed position signifies a lack of focus. You are not utilizing your skills and talents to meet your objectives. While you may still have all the skills that are necessary, your lack of self-confidence is blocking your progress. In some cases, there may be someone whom is impeding your ambitions through the use of deception or you may be too focused on controlling a situation. This would not be a good time to give up a secure job for a new opportunity. In terms of relationship issues, The Magician reversed may indicate that the relationship is focused on one person’s needs, leaving their partner or love interest feeling disappointed.

• Lack of Self-confidence or over-confidence
• Pretending to more than you know
• Lack of focus
• Trickery or deception
• Selfishness

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