Tarot Reflections: The Magician

Basic Nature of the Magician:  Innovative, skillful, active, intelligent.

Rider Waite Deck: The Magician

The Magician is represented by the number 1 in the tarot deck.  The number one is associated with beginnings.  It is the Magician that channels the power and knowledge of the universe and channels it into ways to improve humanity.  In contrast to other creativity-oriented cards in the deck, the Magician is more “introverted creativity” rather than extroverted.  You may think of an example of this would be to imagine people  like Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, or Steve Jobs his basement developing a new creation or theory for society.  That  being said, from a Jungian standpoint, the Magician is often seen as more male energy.

Basic meaning:  The Magician often arises with a message of “You can accomplish your goals now!”  If you see this card arise in a question pertaining to your career, it may mean that you should take part in a new creative project or to really take the “bull by the horns” to apply your skills to the best of your ability.  This card can also symbolize the start or recent inspiration for a new project or business idea.

Lessons:  The Magician reminds us that with God everything is possible.  We can co-create with the Divine to manifest whatever dream we wish.  By allowing God’s will into your life and living by faith, you will have the right variables in place to achieve success.

We should remember to use our bodies as a channel for messages and direction from the Divine.  We must be willing to pay attention to the subtle signs that are presented to us via dreams and occasional thoughts, sounds, visualizations, and feelings in waking life.  The more we are willing to listen, the more messages will be sent to us.

By listening and trusting, you will create a better sense of both stability and freedom for yourself.  Stability in your emotions and thoughts, and freedom in expression of your true soul gifts.  To do this, we must allow our higher selves to surface and our ego to dissolve.  When the ego dissolves so do the thoughts and feelings of doubt, worry, and pain.

By living through the spirit, we can transform our “work” into play.  We can now completely love and be completely engaged in everything that we do.  We can now live completely by our intuition rather than our minds.  Did you work as a young child?  Most likely not — you played instead.  Were you fully engaged in your own creativity as a child?  Of course — the days felt longer and you felt fulfilled because you were completely engaged in every moment and activity in the present.  This is the true way of living… and this is the ultimate message in the Magician.

Because the Magician in inward creativity, there is also a sense of solitude here.  Some of us may fear the solitude that comes with this by believing that we cannot create unless we find support, guidance, and security in people and institutions around us (by earning a certification, going to school, working at a large corporation, etc.), but this is not the case.  The Magician challenges us to look within for ourselves for this guidance and to know that the support that these things provide is truly only an illusion.  The only true answer and guide you need is already within you, which you can find when you look within and connect with your inner guide.

How does one live like the Magician?  To live following the underlying lessons of the Magician, we should keep these thoughts in mind:

1.  Know that through God, you can make what appears impossible a reality.  At this very moment, you can create whatever you want.  You can transform all of your current work into play.

2.  Listen within for your guidance.  You must silence the mind in order to receive.  Do not look to any source outside of yourself, for it will not give you the genuine answer you seek.

3.  When you receive your sign or guidance for creation, concentrate on your task.  Set your objectives and goals and be strong and diligent by having faith in your guidance.

4.  You are capable of being a good communicator both orally and written.  Allow yourself to channel your energy from within to emerge in all your communication.

5.  You’ve been given very strong skills and abilities that can cause shifts for humanity.  Know that.  Feel that.  Allow those soul gifts to emerge and become a reality.


About Jennifer Twardowski

Jennifer is a graduate student in transpersonal counseling psychology. Her interests are in personality typology (MBTI, Enneagram, Jungian typology), expressive arts, dreams, yoga, tarot and oracle cards, world religions, dance, photography, gardening, floral design, and more!

Posted on July 19, 2012, in Creativity, Reading Tarot, Tarot, Wisdom and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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