Tarot The Magician

THE MAGICIAN

ACTION
CONSCIOUS AWARENESS
CONCENTRATION
POWER

taking action
doing what needs to be done
realizing your potential
making what's possible real
practicing what you preach
carrying out plans
producing magical results
using your talents

acting consciously
knowing what you are doing and why
acknowledging your motivations
understanding your intentions
examining the known situation

concentrating
having singleness of purpose
being totally committed
applying the force of your will
feeling centered
setting aside distractions
focusing on a goal

experiencing power
making a strong impact
having vitality
creating miracles
becoming energized
feeling vigorous
being creative


OPPOSING CARDS: Some Possibilities


High Priestess - nonaction, intuition, accessing the unconscious
Hanged Man - suspending action, not doing
Seven of Cups - lacking focus and commitment
Four of Swords - resting quietly, storing energy
Eight of Swords - confused and uncertain, powerless


REINFORCING CARDS: Some Possibilities


Chariot - focusing, concentrating, being forceful
Two of Wands - personal power, wielding a strong force
Eight of Wands - quick action, making your move
Eight of Pentacles - focus and concentration


DESCRIPTION


The Magician is the archetype of the active, masculine principle - the ultimate achiever. He symbolizes the power to tap universal forces and use them for creative purposes. Note his stance in the picture. He acts as a lightening rod - one arm extended up into the Divine for inspiration, the other pointing toward Earth to ground this potent energy. [note] His abilities appear magical at times because his will helps him achieve what seem to be miracles.

What makes the Magician so powerful? First, he is not afraid to act. He believes in himself and is willing to put that belief on the line. He also knows what he intends to do and why. He doesn't hesitate because he understands his situation exactly. The Magician can focus with single-minded determination. As long as he remembers the divine source of his power, the Magician remains the perfect conduit for miracles.

In a reading, the Magician implies that the primal forces of creativity are yours if you can claim your power and act with awareness and concentration. This card is a signal to act and act now, provided you understand exactly what you want and are committed to getting it.

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