The Magician tarot is a power card of manifestation. This card points to big changes coming to your life, both good and bad. It is a card of many meanings, but it’s meaning always seems to point to transformation and growth. But to truly understand why this card has appeared in your life specifically, it’s important to first analyze it’s artwork and upright and reversed meanings.
The Magician Tarot Art Meaning
To fully understand any tarot card, we must always first analyze the art of it. For The Magician, there are a few noticeable characteristics to note:
- He has one hand pointing up and one pointing down.
- A table before him holds the four tarot suits: a sword, a cup, a pentacle, and a wand.
- A symbol of infinity floats above his head.
- He wears a white and red cloak.
- There are flowers at the bottom of the picture.
Upon looking at these characteristics, they may not seem like much. But once you delve into their potential symbolism, we may see that:
- His one hand pointed up, and the other down represents a connection to both the physical and spiritual realm.
- The suit symbols on the table represent his work with magic and the elements.
- The infinity symbol could correlate to his access to unlimited knowledge, power, and potential upon. working with these elements and have this balanced connection.
- His white cloak could represent purity and authenticity. The red could represent passion and knowledge.
- The flowers could be a representation of growth, thriving, or new ideas.
As usual, there are always more meanings to appreciate. Therefore, taking the time to learn and study the cards before delving into their written meaning is crucial to conducting an accurate reading. The thing about tarot is the meaning may mean something different for different people. So seeing what message you pull from each card is key to understanding the message meant for you that someone else may not receive.
For more on tarot card art, check out “Temperance Tarot Overview” for additional insight.
The Magician Tarot Upright
If you receive The Magician upright in a tarot reading, it means you are being guided to pursue your dreams. It is telling you that you have everything you need at your fingertips in order to be successful and it is encouraging you to act now. If you have ideas for something you wish to create but are unsure of if it’s a good idea or not, The Magician is here to remind you that now is the time to take a chance on it. The power of manifestation is on your side, and the time to act has never been better.
However, make no mistake, The Magician card is not telling you that just because the time is right that your journey will be easy. You will still need discipline, focus, and hard work in order to make your dreams a reality. This is a big part of this card’s symbolism. Although, The Magician reminds you that if you have this, you can achieve anything. You can read more about this on Tarotguide.com.
The Magician Tarot Reversed
On the other hand, if you receive The Magician reversed, this may suggest that you lack the forward movement that the upright Magician brings. You need to stop and think before moving ahead any further. You need to find a clear vision of what you want and truly give it your all. The reversed Magician is telling you that you want something, but you are not putting in enough effort to bring it into your life, and it’s time to change that.
This card may also suggest you do not see the results you wish or that your true potential is not being explored. To better align with these aspects and help it to find its way in a more positive aspect, you have to connect with your higher self. Meditation and spiritual work is greatly encouraged at this time. If you take the time to be with yourself in this way, your path will align once more.
In conclusion, The Magician tarot, whether upright or reversed, is a very powerful card to receive. While it’s meanings vary greatly depending on how it was received, both versions are strictly about hard-work, manifestation, and creating your dream life. Therefore, if The Magician visits you in a reading, consider yourself very lucky, as it means great things are ahead of you.
Looking to learn more about the other Major Arcana cards? Visit our article, “Hierophant Tarot Card Overview,” for more insight.