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The Magician

I believe that the Tarot grows and changes with you, as you grow/change and absorb new experiences. Much like The Fool, I move forward with gleeful abandon at the idea of completing this undertaking. Each post will contain the A.E Waite Tarot information, along with my own take on the card. These are merely musings, and I imagine they will be updated from time-to-time. Take from these meanings what you will, knowing that my personal belief is that your own intuitive nudges and impressions of meaning will always be the most valid, accurate and synchronised for you.

Download: Pictorial Key to the Tarot, A.E Waite (1911). [Credit, SacredTexts. Via Benebell Wen].

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Skill, mastery, focus, tools, resources, ability, concentration, manifestation


"My goals and desired outcomes manifest easily, via the skills I have within and the tools at my aid."


Frequency - Jhené Aiko

My Reflections:

Manifestation, yes. But, for me, the Magician is a deeper level all encompassing knowing. Knowing as a result of action, the alchemist of discipline and action. There is an understanding within the Magician, deep understanding, their gaze is stern and headfast. Confident in the measures they need to implement.

The Magician is in unison with the Earth & the Heavens.

The four suits of the Tarot, symbolic of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, the elements all connected with the magician. On their forehead, the infinity symbol, a sign of endless possibility. The always swirling energies of change, possibility, free will; the ebb and flow of life.

“It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

The Magician uses all the tools affording them in their pursuits. Understanding the work of the spirit, soul and energy that leads to all that can be seen and created within their outer reality.

For me, the magician is always a good sign that I have the tools necessary within to complete the task, achieve the goal, or make the decision. Knowing that I can adapt and call upon all that is needed within to guide me on this phase and the next. Be proactive.


The Magician in the reversed position suggests the opposite of the above. It's not having all of your shit together, it's not the time to attempt any great feats; as there's more needed in the aid of achieving your goals and desired outcomes.

AE Waite

A youthful figure in the robe of a magician, having the countenance of divine Apollo, with smile of confidence and shining eyes. Above his head is the mysterious sign of the Holy Spirit, the sign of life, like an endless cord, forming the figure 8 in a horizontal position {infinity symbol}. About his waist is a serpent-cincture, the serpent appearing to devour its own tail. This is familiar to most as a conventional symbol of eternity, but here it indicates more especially the eternity of attainment in the spirit. In the Magician's right hand is a wand raised towards heaven, while the left hand is pointing to the earth. This dual sign is known in very high grades of the Instituted Mysteries; it shews the descent of grace, virtue and light, drawn from things above and derived to things below. The suggestion throughout is therefore the possession and communication of the Powers and Gifts of the Spirit. On the table in front of the Magician are the symbols of the four Tarot suits, signifying the elements of natural life, which lie like counters before the adept, and he adapts them as he wills. Beneath are roses and lilies, the flos campi and lilium convallium, changed into garden flowers, to shew the culture of aspiration. This card signifies the divine motive in man, reflecting God, the will in the liberation of its union with that which is above. It is also the unity of individual being on all planes, and in a very high sense it is thought, in the fixation thereof. With further reference to what I have called the sign of life and its connexion with the number 8, it may be remembered that Christian Gnosticism speaks of rebirth in Christ as a change "unto the Ogdoad." The mystic number is termed Jerusalem above, the Land flowing with Milk and Honey, the Holy Spirit and the Land of the Lord. According to Martinism, 8 is the number of Christ.


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