Tarot Tutorial: The Magician
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Tarot Tutorial: The Magician

January 27, 2024 by Pathforward
What is the meaning of the Magician tarot card? Read on to find out...
What is the meaning of the Magician tarot card? Read on to find out...

Although the Fool is unofficially the first card of the Major Arcana, it’s the Magician that’s number one. But there’s none of the Fool’s innocence in this tarot major. Check out the imagery on the classic version of the card. The Magician is feeling himself, highly confident that he’s in control of all the elements around him. He’s got the will to manifest whatever he wants by using what’s nearby. Sometimes confidence is the secret sauce that helps take what we have and make it into something magical. When the Magician tarot card appears in a reading, it’s time to lean into your power.


What is the Meaning of the Magician in a Love Reading?

When the Magician turns up in a love reading, this card could be describing a lover that’s got game. The way they win people over, including you, is nothing short of magical. And hell yeah, their charm extends to the bedroom, where they love to surprise and delight you. This has all of the potential to be something serious, if that’s what you’re looking for.

If the Magician showed up in a position representing you, it’s saying you have everything you need to manifest the next big relationship in your life. You’re in a good place mentally and emotionally to start something new. Your vibe is high enough to attract a quality partner to your side. If you want to give your love life a little help turning to technology (aka dating apps), go right ahead. This card is linked to tech and tools, so you’ll find that you are a little extra lucky when using them to find a new partner.

Did the Magician come up reversed for you in a love reading? The trickster energy of this card is amped up, and sadly you may be one of the folks being tricked. The reversed Magician has the energy of someone who is just there for a good time, not a long time. They’ll also tend to deflect questions about their intentions, if not flat out lie and try to manipulate you. Bestie, when the red flags start to pop up, believe them. Do not settle for lies or any other form of disrespect.

What is the Meaning of the Magician in a Future Reading?

Now is the time to set some big goals and run after them. The Magician in a future reading says that you will have the resources you need to turn dreams into a reality. Make sure to take a complete stock of all the resources available to you, because at least one of them will be key to finding future success. Remember, it’s also good karma to say thanks to any of the people who help you along the way and/or be grateful for the blessings in your life that made success possible. Thankfulness and gratitude have a way of manifesting even more opportunities. Expect to get signs from the Universe when you’re solidly on the right track.  

When the Magician comes up in a future reading representing you, the Universe is asking you to be resourceful when dealing with situations in your life. There’s a little bit of a “fake it until you make it” energy you might need to embody for a bit. Yeah, you’ll need to be a bit creative and flexible. But in the end, you’ve got this! Go forward confidently and know the Universe will match the energy you put in to help you achieve your dreams.

If the Magician turned up reversed in a future reading, it’s warning you about wasted opportunities. Indecisiveness or lack of confidence is holding you back from your true potential Alternatively, you might be way over-estimating your ability to do something. You’re in real danger of over-promising and under-delivering. Check out the surrounding cards to get a better understanding of where you need a reality check. Whether you are being under or over confident, you aren’t going to see any real progress without an honest acknowledgement of where you really stand.


What is the Meaning of the Magician in a Career Reading?

The Magician card is linked to the idea of success so if you were looking for a new job, you should be able to leverage your connections to manifest something that is perfect for you. Your place of business might be tech-based or have an innovative approach to business. There’s a really good chance it might grow bigger or become more profitable soon. You should have an opportunity to benefit from its success too. Look sharp for any opportunities to grow as the company grows.

There’s a bit of a Rumpelstiltskin vibe to the Magician in a career reading. Someone is taking something as basic as straw and spinning it to be as valuable as gold. The project you are working on might have started simple and straightforward but can end up being very valuable in some way to the corporation. That makes for a great reputation builder, so don’t forget to keep that in mind when plotting your career path. This is also a good time to build new skills, especially technical skills. You might get a chance to show them off really soon.

Watch out for unrealistic goals—either from you or from management—when the Magician card turns up reversed in a future reading. The resources you may be counting on won’t be there for you when you need it. Also, make sure that people you are dealing with aren’t flat out lying about their ability to deliver what they say they will. If someone is talking a good game, but your gut tells you something is fishy, trust your instincts. Remember, the reversed Magician often indicates unearned cockiness. Double check things like Mercury is in retrograde to make sure you have what you need.

Is the reversed Magician representing you in a career reading? Maybe you don’t need to fess up to your, ahem, work embellishments, but you definitely need to stop claiming things that aren’t yours to claim. Consider this a yellow light from the Universe. Slow your roll and take the time to put something solid underneath your statements. Hopefully you’ll have enough time to fix things before the consequences catch up to you.

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