The Magician: Taking on Tarot

I. The Magician

My self-study of Tarot began last week with The Fool. Now, this week, it's on to The Magician. (Or, as I just heard, "The Lord or Lady of Making Things Happen.")

Taking On Tarot: The Magician ~ A self-study journey through the Universal Waite Tarot deck.

First Impressions

Sunny, bright, crisp, fresh, hopeful, "as above, so below," healer, manifestor, infinite spiritual connection

Symbols

Magic wand, infinity, pentacle, cup, sword, wand, snake, roses, lilies, table

Colors

Yellow, red, white, green

What the Guide Says

"Skill, diplomacy, address, sickness, pain, loss, disaster, self-confidence, will, the Querent (if male). Reversed: Physician, Magus*, mental illness, disgrace, disquiet."

*Google tells me a magus is "a member of a priestly caste of ancient Persia" or a sorcerer. It's notable that magus is the plural form of magi.

What Spirit Says

"We see a person who is able to create something from nothing, and greatness from anything. We see a healer who uses the tools at his or her disposal to create balance."

"We see a guide who is capable of seeing past, present, and future. We see a person who is (or is ready to be) open to abilities."

"We see a person who embraces the light. We see a person who acknowledges the dark. We see a person with a flair for the magical and an acceptance of the mundane."

Other Impressions

I hear, "confidence in the cause." That feels like someone who understands the greater workings of the universe and is able to translate that to the Earth realm. This is a person who works for the highest good of all.

The fact that all four suits of the Tarot - cup/chalice, pentacle, sword, and wand - are represented with The Magician is significant.

This is a person who is highly capable of working with all the forces of the natural and spiritual world and has the ability to shape and reshape his or her internal and external existence.

The leaves and vines resonate with growth, resilience, abundance. The snake resonates with knowledge, insight, knowing, healing, awareness of the divine, fluidity, confidence, malleability.

The snake resonates with knowledge, insight, knowing, healing, awareness of the divine, fluidity, confidence, malleability, flow.

The table resonates with work, organization, preparedness, gathering. The word "alchemy" comes to mind.

This is a person who could be bisexual, transgender, asexual, androgynous, monogamous, chaste...

This person is well aware of his or her past-life energy. He or she would be well-suited to conduct past-life work on behalf of others. There's a complete freedom of movement between the realms of time and space.

There's a sense that there's a complete freedom of movement between the various levels of time and space. Perhaps this person practices astral projection and/or lucid dreaming.

The word "annulment" comes up and brings with it a sense that this person could dispel excessive energy and create a virtual level playing field at the spiritual level.

With this person, anything's possible. More to the point: With this person, everything's possible.

Did anything come up for you around The Magician?

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