Magician Tarot Card Meaning

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This post covers the Magician Tarot Card Meaning in the traditional tarot deck. Featured card is from the Tarot Apokalypsis deck

Planet: Mercury (Individual mind, intellect and reason)

Elemental: Air –  (Thought, spoken and written communication, strife and conflict, expressions of the mind, logic and rationality, fairness, inquisitiveness, cleverness, nervousness, impersonal)

Hermetic Kabbalah Element – 12 – Beth

Magician tarot card meaning


  • Individuality, the self, the ego, the will
  • Alchemy, working with the forces of nature, creative energy.
  • Seeker of knowledge, outward, conscious awareness. 
  • Masculine, energy, impulsive.
  • Unlimited potential (with all 4 suits)
  • Connects heaven and earth to manifest anything

Magician Tarot Card Meaning In a Reading

  • Magician brings the idea into reality – this is a card of successful manifestation.
  • Nothing can be achieved without thinking about it first (the Fool) and the Magician comes up when we have the power to succeed in our undertaking IF we set our mind to it.
  • The Fool meets the Magician and the High Priestess first. They represent two halves of the perceived world. 
  • The querent has the ability and skill to alter their reality.
  • Querent is going in the right direction. 

High expression

  • Knowing that anything is possible.
  • The application of will and the courage to have faith is the formula for success.
  • Knowing we are blessed and a passionate attitude will bring about what we need.

Shadow side

  • Abuse of power. 
  • The ability to manipulate words and actions to suit our own selfish needs.
  • Hidden truths and cunning ways.
  • Not applying ourselves in the right way.
  • Querent cannot achieve anything unless they change their attitude.
  • Lack of willpower, cannot seem to cope with obstacles.
  • Too busy finding the easy way out.
  • Undercurrents – possible deceit, not telling the whole story. Look deeper into the situation. 

Magical Uses

  • Invocation, channeling and manifestation of the items or situations in the earthly plane.

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