The Magician holds the number 1, and it is the second tarot card of the Major Arcana cards.
The Magician tarot card, in its core, usually represents manifesting through the force of your will. The Magician’s planetary ruler is Mercury.
Table of Contents
- 1 The Magician Meaning
- 2 The Magician – One card pull [Yes or No]
- 3 The Magician – Love and Relationships
- 4 The Magician – Finance, Business and Career
- 5 The Magician – Timing
- 6 The Magician – The Message Answer
- 7 The Magician – Cards Combinations
The Magician Meaning
When drawing tarot cards, usually they are put in a vertical setting, spread on a timeline of the past, present, and future. In this kind of drawing, The Magician may come up straight, as well as reversed. Some psychic readers like to read reversed tarot cards. Some don’t. Either way, the other tarot cards in the drawing will make up for the way the psychic reader conducts their readings, because a tarot card deck is connected to the energy of the psychic reader, so it ‘talks’ to them.
The Magician card would represent:
|Taking action||Doing what needs to be done|
|Conscious manifestation||Intuitive knowing|
|Providing or getting results||Placing intentions|
|Being focused, committed||Having will force|
|Having an impact on others||Being energized|
|Great communication skills||Adapting easily|
|Mastering a skill|
In a reverse position, The Magician would mean precisely the opposite of its core qualities, bringing in the drawing:
|Being manipulative||Being greedy|
|Not putting skills to good use||Lacking mental clarity|
|Laying tricks, deceitful|
There are also spreads where the tarot cards pulled are placed on vertical as well as horizontal positions. If The Magician would sit in a horizontal position, it advises you to take your time placing your intention before trying to manifest anything.
You may be dreaming about achieving a particular goal, be it getting a new job, making more money, or attracting a type of person, but before you get what you want, you should think about why you want it and what you are willing to change to get it. The Magician indicates that you can manifest what you want through the power of your will. However, you have to be what you want before you get it.
If you want someone to care for you and buy you gifts, you first need to be that person to yourself and also treat others with the same respect and attention you seek for yourself. You need to be sure that’s what you want. You don’t want any doubts limiting your manifestation. Sometimes, you have to make space for a new thing in your life. You should consider if you are willing to give up something you already have for something that you want.
The Magician – One card pull [Yes or No]
One Card Readings are for when you need a fast, straight to the point answer. You wish not to see the future events or past events; you just need a specific answer on the question for a present situation that is bothering you. You shuffle the cards, then choose only One Card, or you read the One Card that falls out while you are shuffling. Whichever method you use to pull the card, listed below are some of the questions and answers you may get when you pull The Magician
Yes or No Answer
Upright Position: If you pull the card in an upright position, it means Yes.
Reversed Position: If you pull the card in a reversed position, it means No.
The Magician – Love and Relationships
The Magician would signify that all your energy is focused on your relationship. You may not spend much time with your partner, or you don’t meet them every day, but you are mentally focused on them and your relationship. It can also indicate that this relationship is precisely what you manifested and have always wanted.
On the other hand, if you have been with your partner for some time and you are having disagreements or doubts, the Magician may also mean that you are trying to manifest a healthier relationship for both of you by trying to find a balance.
How someone sees you or feels about you?
They see you as someone who is focused on the relationship. They see you trying to make it work for both of you, and you may always find a new way to spend time together or do something fun together to build a stronger bond and intimacy between you two. They also see you as someone who has the will to make positive changes in your surroundings, and your touch is always appreciated. You have positively impacted their life.
Just starting dating?
If you have started dating a new person, The Magician may indicate that your date may see you as someone who is in their heads too much, calculating moves and formulating tricks. You may not have bad intentions, but you do want to learn more about them, test them, and see what your date can handle. If the Magician appears on the deck, it means that your date understands your motives, and they are captivated by your wit.
What not to do?
In terms of what not to do, it would advise you to be more open and communicate to your partner your needs and desires. Everyone has their love language, which means that if someone shows love through sweet words and the other through acts like fixing something broken or buying gifts, you won’t understand their language without words, you would think they are materialistic and trying to buy your love, and on the other hand, your partner assumes you are deceiving them with nice words, but you won’t buy them a simple gift to show love.
This is an example of when the Magician would come up because one of you certainly believes the other is deceiving. That’s why you need to communicate more.
Reverse Position (Love and Relationships)
If you pull The Magician, reversed, indicates that your relationship may be looking good to the outsiders, but it is a wreck behind closed doors. You may not be having fights or heated debates with each other, but you certainly may be trying to deceive the other or manipulating the other for whatever reason.
It can be to get them to spend more time with you, not go out on their own, buy you more gifts, marry you, etc., whatever your reason is. If you are in a long term relationship, it can also mean that one of you is cheating on the other or betraying the other partner’s trust.
The Magician – Finance, Business and Career
In business and career, The Magician is a good omen that indicates you are manifesting the opportunities that you need and want in your life regarding income and employment. You may be considering starting your own business, which will be successful if you strategize your plan carefully and commit to it. Among your colleagues, you are respected, and your words have an impact.
They may come to you for advice, or they may see you as someone who has the experience, the knowledge, and you are some kind of authority in their eyes. You are hard-working, and you do not allow distractions in your work.
What not to do?
The Magician would remind you that you have the willpower, the skills, and the intentions to make the changes you want to see. It advises you to turn the focus on yourself, forget about what others are doing, but take care of your own needs. If you need to educate yourself on a subject or get a specific experience, you need to strategize how you are getting what you need to grow in the business world.
Regarding finances, it advises you to create multiple streams of income, using the skills and abilities you already own or teach yourself something new.
Reverse Position (Business and Finance)
In this case, it could indicate that you may be cheating your way to the top or being deceitful in interviews or with your colleagues. This behavior may turn around to bite you, so be careful when tricking others. It can also mean that you have lost your focus. Instead, you tend to procrastinate a lot, act like you are working, or gossip around.
You are not applying your skills to use, as this card indicates, maybe because you are too obsessed with other’s achievements, and you are too greedy without doing the work. Regarding finances, it suggests that you may be taking a loss by falling for the tricks of a con artist or investing in a fake financial scheme.
The Magician – Timing
When will something happen answer?
If it is a question that involves around the timing of an event and you pull The Magician, it indicates that whatever you desire will come to you, but the Magician does not indicate a specific period of time, rather than for whatever it is that you want, it’s on the moving, and it will manifest soon.
The Magician – The Message Answer
Sometimes, we don’t have a specific question. We just want to know how our day will look like, or how we should approach the day ahead. This reading is best performed in the morning, so you form an idea of what that day will bring you.
The Magician would foretell a day when you may feel you can make the changes you want. If you have been waiting for an answer or an event to happen, or an idea to show up, this is the time where you’ll suddenly know what you need to do to keep things moving.
If you pull The Magician in reverse, it indicates a day when you may try to manipulate others to accept your ideas. It can also suggest that someone else may be trying to deceive you, or you will get news about a shady situation.
The Magician – Cards Combinations
That’s why it is essential to have a look at how the The Magician communicates with the other tarot cards. Taking into account, there are 78 tarot cards in a deck. We will have a look at how The Magician would be interpreted and affect the outcome of the reading in the light of Suits.
Interaction with the Cup Suits
The Cup Suits represent emotions, feelings, relationships, and contract-ships. This suit is associated with the Water element. If we were to draw The Magician along with the Cup Suits, this spread would attract attention to the manifestation of love in your life. Instead, it’d be romantic, family, or friendship. It can also indicate that you are manifesting the healthy environment you want and the people that you want in it.
Interaction with the Pentacles Suits
The Magician, along with another card of the Pentacles Suit, would foretell job and business ideas and plans. It drives attention to the financial aspect of your life and how you are creating your wealth. Depending on the surrounding cards, it can indicate whether you are growing your wealth or if your actions are making you lose money. It also suggests that your focus on work, career, and money matters.
Interaction with the Swords Suits
The Swords Suit, along with The Magician, is also an interesting drawing. The Swords Suit has a reputation of a negative suit. This spread would indicate that you are going through a hard time in your life, but you have found the will to move past it and create a better life for you. You are taking your issues and trying to turn them into positive results. You are trying to get yourself out of your situations by handling your problems and accepting your responsibilities.
Interaction with the Wands Suits
The Magician and the Wands Suit is a combination that foretells action that you have manifested for yourself, or you are about to. This spread indicates that things may not come easy to you, or opportunities do not just show up, but you have to work hard for each of them. Maybe it has always been like that, or you have shifted your perspective, and you are not willing to wait around for opportunities to fall on your lap. You want to make your own choices and have control over your life.
Overall, The Magician is a card of manifestations through your willpower and focus. Not accepting a no for an answer and working your way to the top.