The Magician Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
I The Magician Correspondences:
Astrology : Mercury
Keywords & Phrases:
Mastery and skill. Directing will with confidence.
Magician Tarot Card Meanings
The Magician suspends all the elements in the air by focusing the power and will of his mind. Each element represents the four suits of the minor arcana and we can see we’re in the presence of a master as The Magician manifests energy into matter.
This is the card of transferring thoughts into action, a time to use your initiative and apply concentrated will to manifest your aims. The four elements he offers before you indicate you already have all the tools you need within your skills and ability, but now you must have confidence in yourself to make it happen.
When The Magician appears in your Tarot reading it’s time step up to the plate, you have the potential to succeed but you must believe in yourself and your ability. Whilst The Fool may hold infinite possibilities The Magician reminds you of what you can achieve when you take that potential and make it manifest.
The Magician Tarot card informs you of the great power you inwardly possess and encourages you to actively manifest your intentions. This is a powerful card if you take the energy he offers and work with it. You will need to apply concentrated thought and focus your will; think creatively, use all the resources at your disposal, and you can achieve your goals. It may also suggest good communication skills in writing and speaking.
Traditionally The Magician was sometimes associated with a cunning trickster, or a smooth talking conman, and this may be the case if the card is badly aspected or reversed. As a reversed card it can also indicate misuse of ability, lack of confidence and will power.
Similar and supporting cards: The Chariot also represents applying concentrated focus. The Ace of Wands holds all the potential of active and creative energy; most Aces would be relevant with The Magician, as he offers the potentiality contained within each suit, Three of Pentacles (mastery and skill) Two of Pentacles (dexterity).
Opposing or contradictory cards: The Devil acts as blocked energy, The Hanging Man suggests life in suspension, or non-movement, and the Two of Swords indicates being in two minds leading to deadlock.
Magician Tarot Card Combinations:
The Magician > Wheel of Fortune: creating or making your own ‘luck,’ that will open new doors and opportunities.
> Nine of Cups: Manifesting your wish, this will come about through your own actions.
> Three of Pentacles: Mastery at work through concentrated effort and utilising skills.
Two of Swords > The Magician > Eight of Swords: Indecision creates restriction and the inability to manifest desires. Creative ideas are blocked (writer’s block).
> The Devil: Watch for manipulation or abuse of power.
Also…> Five of Swords: Someone is not to be trusted (cunning trickster).
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