The Magician Tarot Card Meanings

An Image of the Magician with the following information. Key Meanings: Power, skill, construction and creating change. Astrological sign or Planet: Mercury. In Alchemy mercury represent transformation and the fifth element ether. Numerology: 1 is the primal creative force. It carries with it the dynamic capacity for evoking change. Divination: This foretells you getting your hearts desires IF you've been putting in the required effort. Self reflection: What are you bringing into your life? or Are you creating the life you want?
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The number one represents the magician.  This is the traditional starting point for all numerical systems.  It is an active number that shows the potential for creating great changes in whatever you are pursuing. The one represents the creative and independent individuals ability to maintain stability without external support.  This is a number of confidence and self sufficiency.


All of the elements of the minor arcana represent the wizards self mastery. Blossoming roses and lilies show the creative power of this card The feminine energy of the rose represents the magicians passion for life and also birth or materialization.  The masculine energy of the lilies are symbols for the spiritual world and the pursuit of knowledge. Finally, the infinity symbol represents that even upon achieving the purity of the magician the process for growth is infinite.

Upright Meaning of the Magician

This card embodies the creative and constructive power of the mind.  When one has the focus necessary to study the various elements necessary for personal alchemy the potential is limitless. This is a card of self mastery and it either marks a degree of achieving this aim or is calling you to further pursue this path.  In order to reach your full potential you must dive into the depths of your study and learn to explore your inherent wisdom.

Reverse Meaning of the Magician

When this card comes up in reverse it represents the misuse of power, often to destructive ends. While this does have the potential to indicate an unpleasant set of events, that doesn’t have to be the case. The use of creative elements for destruction can actual liberate an individual from mental slavery and allow them live outside of the status quo.

Self Reflection

The Magician is asking you to consider the following questions:

  • What am I creating?
  • What are my intentions?
  • Who does this benefit?
  • Am I willing to keep an open mind?

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