The Magician

Stop. It’s magic time. In many ways, The Magician and The High Priestess are bookends, mirror images of one another. They are both mysterious, in control, and elusive. There is a lot of power in this card, and the ability to make one’s will a reality.


Above the figure’s head, we see the infinity symbol.  Like the symbol, The Magician is endless, knows no boundaries.  He is suave, garbed in robes, surrounded by flowers and what appears to be a garden.  On the table beside him, we see all of the Minor Arcana symbols, the cups, the coins, the wand, and the sword.

The Magician: Meaning

If this card appears in a reading, it’s time to act on one’s desires. The universe is with you, and it’s time to move forward.  Whatever your dream is, manifesting it is a real possibility. Put in the work to make it happen, whatever “it” may be.

The Magician
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However, if the card is reversed, it could signify being manipulated by an unscrupulous person. Someone close to you doesn’t have good intentions and is looking for ways to take advantage of you. Perhaps they already have.

The Magician is very well-spoken, articulate, and witty. Someone who talks a good game is subtly pushing you in the direction they would like you to go.


Have you ever met a silver-tongued guy? He’s impossibly handsome, a sweet talker, impossible to resist. The type of guy that Sheryl Crow song, My Favorite Mistake,  was written about.

Does he seem too good to be true? Is the relationship moving too fast? Does he have a way of making you forget to ask questions, and get some clarification? He might be a fantastic liar, and it’s hard to spot the inconsistencies in his story. He might be worming his way into your bed or your bank account.

Either you snagged the catch of a lifetime, or you’ve got yourself a player. Follow your gut on this one.



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