Upright: action, manifestation, power, resourcefulness
Reversed: untapped potential, poor planning, manipulation
A youthful figure in the red robe of a magician stands in front of an altar. Above their head is a lemniscate and a snake wraps around their waist, resembling an ouroboros. In The Magician’s right hand is a wand raised toward heaven, while their left hand points to the earth. This pose represents the adage “As Above, So Below,” indicating that The Magician is ready to be a conduit between the spiritual and physical realms. On the table in front of The Magician are the symbols of the four Tarot suits, suggesting they have all the strengths afforded by the suits at their disposal. Beneath the altar are roses and lilies. The background of the card is bright yellow, and roses hang from vines at the top.
1: Potential, beginnings, opportunity, inspiration, creation
The Magician Upright
You have limitless capabilities, and if you focus your efforts properly, you can create something unique and incredible. Like The Magician, you have all the tools you need at your fingertips and are excited to move forward. First, you need a clear plan of action. Focus on the “why” just as much as the “what.” Remembering why you want something is a helpful motivator. Ask yourself: if you could have or do anything, what would it be and why? Are there steps you can take toward manifesting it?
The Magician Reversed
You feel like you haven’t been given a chance to shine. While external validation is nice, it’s more important to be in alignment with your higher self. Consider the “why” as well as the “what.” When you pursue a path for the wrong reason, it’s hard to find joy in what you do. Remember that The Magician is someone who takes action rather than expecting things to happen for them. Don’t wait for some divine force to act on your behalf— you are that force! If an obstacle stands in your way, you have the resources to find your way around (or through) that obstacle.