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. Scroll down for The Magician as feelings.


Above the figure’s head, we see the infinity symbol.  Like the symbol, The Magician is endless, and knows no boundaries.  He is suave, wearing a rich red robe, 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 is holding a wand high above his head, ready to cast a spell on you.

The Magician Yes or No

At best, The Magician has an agenda. At worst, he or she is a silver-tongued devil who is trying to talk you into something you didn’t sign up for. This is a “no” unless you understand all of his motives. More than likely he or she is hiding something from you. Find out what it is, before you agree to anything.

The Magician: Meaning

If this card appears in a reading, it’s time to act on your desires and dreams, the ones you haven’t told anyone else about. The universe is with you, and it’s time to move forward.  Whatever your dream is, manifesting it into reality is a real possibility. Put in the work to make it happen, whatever “it” may be. You’ve got this.

The Magician as feelings
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The Magician Reversed

However, if the card is reversed, it could signify being manipulated by a liar, a thief, somebody who has a hidden agenda. 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. It might be difficult to see behind the mask.  But if you take a closer look, you can see he or she is subtly pushing you in the direction they would like you to go.

The Magician Love

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 or she seem too good to be true? Is the relationship moving too fast? Does he or she 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. She might be worming her way into your bed or your bank account.

Or The Magician might be someone who enjoys the spotlight, an extrovert who wants to entertain you. She might have hundreds of friends and thousands of followers on social media. The Magician knows how to tell a joke, enthrall you with a funny story, or keep you guessing as to what he’ll do next. One thing is for sure, you’ll never be bored around The Magician.  When it comes to the bedroom, The Magician is a fan of dirty talk, whispering sweet but filthy little things into your ear.

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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