The Magician Tarot Card Meanings

Pamela Coleman Smith, 1909.

The Magician Keywords: Manifestation, Willpower, Power, Creating your own Destiny, Infinity Cycles, Concentration

The Magician Tarot Card Description

Following on from The Fool, where nothing has yet been manifested, Key 1: The Magician has everything he needs to manifest his wishes into reality. He stands with one hand holding a magic wand and raised towards the heavens, the other hand pointed to the earth. He is channelling the forces of the universe, converting energy into matter, to manifest his dreams into reality. Like a lightning rod, he draws energy from above to below.

On the table before him there is a wand, cup, sword and pentacle – the symbols of the four tarot suits, representing the elements fire, water, air and earth respectively. The Magician has mastered the skills needed to use these tools effectively. Compare this to The Fool, who also has everything he needs, but doesn’t yet know how to use them. The flowers blooming in the foreground represent his wishes blossoming into reality.

The Magician wears a white robe, symbolizing purity. This is cinched at the waist by an ouroboros, or snake, eating its own tail. The ouroboros is an ancient symbol, the first known representation of which comes from Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus. It represents the endless cycle of birth and death. The infinity symbol, or lemniscate, is visible above the Magician’s head. Both the ouroboros and the lemniscate represent the unlimited possibilities and potential available to the Magician.

The Magician’s red cloak symbolizes passion, earthly knowledge, fire, energy, strength, power, etc. He wears a white headband – symbolic of the discipline and concentration needed to manifest.

What The Magician Means In A Tarot Reading

When The Magician appears in a reading, you know that you have all the tools and skills you need to take action and manifest. Earth, Air, Fire and Water are laid out before you. If you act with discipline and determination, you’ll be able to turn your dreams into reality –  this point is key: without discipline and focus you’ll manifest nothing despite having all of the resources available to you. You have the power now to carry out your plans, if you act with focus and determination. This is the right time for you to move forward and take the next step. You must channel your energy effectively and focus deeply on your desired outcome. Any improvements or changes you wish to make will require work, but with all of your skills to hand, you’ve got this!

The Magician Love And Relationships Tarot Meaning

The Magician is a positive omen. His appearance in a love or relationship reading indicates a high potential for success. Remember that The Magician is a master of manifestation and, so, he indicates that if put in the necessary work to the relationship, that you’ll turn your dreams into reality. If you’re single, you’ll have the ability to attract a partner into your life.                  

The Magician Career Tarot Meaning

You’ve gathered all the knowledge you need to take your business idea to the next level. Perhaps you’re considering a career move. Whatever new developments or new direction you’re considering, The Magician tells you that, if you put in the work and take action now, you will succeed.

The Magician Correspondences And Attributions

Mercury
Air or
Earth