The Magician (I)
The second card, but the first numbered, in the Major Arcana the focus of the card is on using knowledge, resources, and will to create change. It is also an example of the dual nature of a magician--able to create magic and illusion, to speak eloquently and manipulate an audience to see things the way s/he wants them to see it...this can be done for both good and evil; for the welfare and benefit of others or for purely selfish reasons.
Need to know what you want before you focus your will on gaining what you want; the Magician has a way with words; new beginning; new relationship; potential for leadership or reaching desired activity; mental and physical growth; new lesson to learn and must pay attention to details; know your skills for success; self-mastery; going in the right direction; if you focus your will, you can succeed
Watch out--this can also indicate a con man at work; no new beginnings in the areas you want; no ambition or drive; stagnant thoughts, behavior, creativity; feeling low; lack of self-esteem; not paying attention to responsibilities; closed to new information; focus on the physical or sexual; lacking will power; exploitation of others; could be dominated by a more powerful will; not telling the whole story; must look deeper into the situation; not applying yourself correctly--need to change attitude to succeed
|Dragon Tarot Deck created and illustrated by Peter Pracownik|
Published by US Games, Inc
|The Lovers Tarot Deck Designed by Jane Lyle|
Published by Thomas Dunne Books
|Steampunk Tarot Deck Designed by Barbara Moore,|
Illustrated by Aly Fell, Published by Llewellyn Worldwide 2012
If you get the Magician (I) in a reading...
The upright Magician indicates you're using your skills in all the right ways. Success can be yours, but you need to stay focused and direct your will correctly. Be assured, you're on the right path, just stay focused.
Remember, what the Magician represents is dependent upon the question being asked in the reading as well as the situation you find yourself in or facing.
Here's the disclaimer: I have to stress, I am not an expert in the Tarot and I use them for myself and friends (and my characters) to help answer questions about situations and the future.
Enjoy and have a great day,