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The Magician | Symbology & Interpretations | Tarot Card Meanings

The Magician| Tarot Card Meanings & Interpretations

Being that card that starts at 1, the Magician is all about manifestation, creation, and the ability to use the tools you have to create what you desire. A great card to receive, and suggests you have talents at your disposal and high potential. The Magician's ruling planet is Mercury, the planet of communication, which can sometimes manifest as deception.


Upright: Manifestation, infinite potential, communication, having the tools you need to create, the law of attraction, you attract what you think.

Reversed: Lack of motivation, being lazy, not willing to try and manifest things, lacking the tools you need, having the tools you need but not using them, lack of communication, manipulation.

  • Numerology: 1 Represents the beginnings of adventures, projects, and manifestation.

  • Astrology: Mercury (planet), Gemini and Virgo (zodiac sign), Earth and Air (element), Mutable (mode).

  • Timings: When the person manifests it. 21st May to 20th June and 21st August to 20th September.

  • YES/NO: Yes if upright, No if reversed.


The Magician portrays a figure in front of a table adorned with pentacles, a chalice, a wand, and a sword. The figure raises his right arm toward the sky and on his left, he points to the Earth. Surrounding the figure is an assortment of flowers. They wear a white robes, with a red cloak, and can be seen with ouroboros around their waist. Above their crown chakra is the lemniscate symbol.

The Magician
The Magician
  • Infinity/Lemniscate Symbol: Symbolizing infinite potential, as well as continuous cycles and endless manifestation. This symbol also appears in the tarot card Strength.

  • White Robe: Symbolizes purity.

  • Red Cloak: Symbolizes power, passion, and authority.

  • Pentacle: Has the resource of material, security, and finances.

  • Wand: Has the resource of passion, willpower, and action.

  • Sword: Has the resource of logic, intelligence, and communication.

  • Chalice: Has the resource of intuition, emotions, empathy, and psychic knowing.

  • Snake Biting Its Own Tail/Ouroboros: Signifies infinity and the cycle of birth and death.

  • Gesture: One arm is raised to the sky, whilst the left is pointing to the earth. This signifies "as above, so below" and is connected to both the spiritual and material realms.

  • Flowers: This symbolizes being abundant in resources and attainment.




The Magician in general is highly positive. It suggests you have the ability and skills to manifest your desired wishes and goals. The Magician is a strong card of communication and taking action, so it is a great time to act.

REVERSE: Suggests manipulation of situations through communicative skills. The Magician can also depict wasted talents and illusions. This can be internal (caused by you), or external (someone else).



The Magician is a great card in love to suggest that relationships need growth in order to achieve their potential. It can also suggest communication will be of high importance.

REVERSE: Suggests tricks being pulled or deception within a relationship. The Magician can also suggest a lack of communication or a lack of willpower and enthusiasm for progressing relationships.



In a career, job, or business reading, The Magician means that you have the skills, work ethic, and capabilities in your desired job/career. Your business goals will be able to be manifested with great ease.

REVERSE: This can suggest you are not using your skills within the workplace or for your career progress. This card can suggest the work environment you are in doesn't use your skills to their greatest potential, and could also be wasting your talents. The Magician in reverse can also suggest a lack of communication or deception in regard to careers, jobs, and businesses.



In a financial reading, The Magician can represent using your skills and abilities to create financial opportunities. You are able to set financial goals and strategically take action to pursue them.

REVERSE: The Magician can mean you are missing financial opportunities by not taking action or setting realistic goals. This can also mean you are not using your skills for financial progress.



The Magician in a health card position or reading can suggest willpower and strength are returning. The Magician can also represent a powerful healer or chemist who can create powerful remedies and cures.

REVERSE: The Magician can signify needing to seek a professional medical adviser, or gain willpower and strength back to heal. This is a card that suggests action needs to be taken to improve and better health.



The Magician signifies an individual who has all the skills and resources needed to manifest their goals. This individual is motivated and has strong willpower and intuitive abilities. This individual may be a psychic, a powerful healer, or a creator.

REVERSE: The Magician can portray a deceptive and manipulative individual, who uses trickery and communication to manipulate others.



The Magician suggests moving forward with ease and capability. The skills, talents, resources, and tools are there. You just need to use them.


The Magician can be a card of deception, lies, or manipulation to some degree. This can show up when someone is taking the reigns and manipulating others with their skills of communication. The Magician can also suggest not having all the skills or potential to manifest.

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