The Magician Tarot Card is easily one of my favorite tarot cards in the entire deck, and it represents the way I choose to view the world. The Magician signifies thoughts becoming things, limitless potential, and manifesting the reality we desire through intention. If you can dream it, you can do it, and The Magician Tarot Card has a perspective of unlimited opportunity. Nothing is 'impossible' for the magician, and every one of us have this unique power within ourselves as well.
The Magician Tarot Card is number '1' out of the 22 Major Arcana Tarot cards (Their order is 0-22) and comes right after The Fool card. The Major Arcana follow the journey of 'the fool' as he experiences each of the other cards on his journey through life. While the Minor Arcana cards represent finer details from the 4 suit cards (Pentacles, Cups, Swords, and Wands), The Major Arcana deal in broad strokes and the bigger picture, they relate to major life lessons. Their meaning in a Tarot reading is the focus point, while the other Minor Arcana cards in a spread fill in the details and help bring further clarity.
There is quite a lot to analyze in the Magician Tarot card, with tons of symbolism everywhere you look. The card features the Magician wearing a white robe representing purity and spirituality, and a red cloak signifying material and physical. He stands in front of a table with the implements he uses to manifest and create his reality. Resting on the table are a Cup, Sword, Pentacle (Coin), and Wand which are representative of the 4 Minor Arcana suits, and the 4 elements (Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire). The Magician uses these symbols as tools, and having all 4 at his fingertips suggest his mastery over each one.
The Magician extends one hand into the air, while the other hand points to the ground. This shows the connection between heaven and earth, mind and matter, thoughts and things, or spiritual and material realms. Having both hands pointing in separate directions signifies the equal connection and mastery the Magician has between both sides. Above the magicians head is an 'infinity' symbol, which is my favorite part of the card. The infinity sign indicates the magicians unlimited and boundless potential, and that there's nothing he's incapable of achieving when he sets his mind to something. We all have this limitless potential inside of us, and the magician is a perfect reminder of that.
The Magician Tarot Card Upright is telling you to make use of the unlimited power inside of you to manifest whatever you want! Your mind is the most powerful tool on earth, so start taking advantage of it. Nothing is off limits to you when drawing the magician tarot card upright. Decide what it is that you want and go after it. Russell Conwell said it best in his book "Acres Of Diamonds": “Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them.". Everything you need to make your dreams a reality are right at your fingertips, but it's up to you to take advantage.
Think of it this way..... The phone or computer you're reading this on, started as an idea in someone's imagination. How could you explain an Iphone to someone 30 years ago without them calling you a lunatic? Just because something seems 'impossible', or out of reach, doesn't make it so! Look around you....everything you see started as an idea from someone else's imagination. If you can see something in your mind, you can hold it in your hand. Your dream job? A new car? A healthy body? Set the intention of what it is you want, move toward it with unwavering faith, and it will be yours. Nothing is too big, or out of reach for you to accomplish if you want it bad enough!
Be sure to utilize all of the tools available to you just like the magician, and have a clear and definite goal in mind. I've written multiple articles about manifestation, and I always make sure to mention one thing..... MASSIVE ACTION! Sitting on the couch watching Netflix isn't going to manifest your dreams into reality. Just because you're capable of great things doesn't mean you don't have to put in the work to achieve them. When you decide that what you want is important enough for you to pursue it with laser focus, then you will be unstoppable.
Drawing the magician tarot card reversed can indicate a lack of confidence or belief in your abilities. Have you been hit with inspiration recently, or a new and exciting opportunity, but you won't take advantage because you think it won't work? Don't doubt your unlimited potential, you're capable of anything you put your mind to. The magician tarot card reversed tells you to believe with absolute certainty that what you want to manifest can come to life, but only if you believe it's possible!
A lack of focus or initiative is another interpretation for the magician tarot card reversed. You have a goal, but no plan to see it through, so you're just treading water. Identify if you're spinning your wheels and why you aren't making progress toward manifesting your dream. What are you working toward that makes you excited to get out bed in the morning? If you don't have a good enough reason for why you want to manifest something then you probably aren't going to put in the effort required to achieve it. Get dialed in on what you want, how you're going to get there, and get to work!
The magician tarot card for love shows that nothing is out of reach. If you're single, and have someone you've been pursuing then it's time to take action. We need to drop the notion that people are 'out of our league', or that we aren't good enough. Confidence and belief in yourself are key when it comes to finding a new partner. You have an infinite number of lovable qualities, and you're a catch....don't let anyone make you feel otherwise! You are ready to share those unique traits with someone special. Explore new situations and get out of your comfort zone to maximize the potential of manifesting love into your life.
If you're in a relationship the magician tarot card in a love reading is positive as well! Every day your relationship grows stronger, and you both are focused on the future together. The magician love tarot card can represent making goals together, and working with your partner to manifest them. Buying a house together, starting a family, or even getting on the same cellphone plan together are all examples of your relationship continuing to grow and manifest into what you've envisioned.
Be on the lookout for new opportunities when the magician tarot card for career comes up. You may be missing something that's staring you right in the face, but that you've overlooked. Pursuing a new position at work, or starting your own side business would be a good idea right now. Start taking steps toward what you're truly passionate about, and then find a way to get paid for it! We live in a golden era in which we can be, do, or have anything we desire. There is no point in coming up with reasons why you 'can't' be successful toward business opportunities when you could be coming up with reasons why you CAN.
The magician tarot card for finances/money represent picking the money up off the ground. What I mean by that is we're surrounded by opportunities to earn what we're worth, but we need to recognize them. Open your eyes to what's around you and utilize the 'tools' (phone, internet, social media, family) at your disposal. The money is out there, and every day other people are coming up with new and creative ways to earn it. Decide how big a piece of the pie you want, and then get to work manifesting it. $1 or $1,000,000 is up to you, the difference is the limits you place in your mind!
What are your thoughts and feelings on the magician tarot card? Do you believe you're capable of achieving anything you set your mind to? What are you working on manifesting right now? Are we all capable of creating the reality we desire? Let's have a conversation!