The Magician Tarot Card Meaning

The Magician Tarot Card Meaning

The Magician is the second card of the Major Arcana and represents vision and power. He embodies our energy and excitement as we enter the first phase of our journey. He is full of vision for the future and he feels as if he has the whole world in his hands.He is a magician because he has the power to make anything happen. He knows what he wants and he’s determined to make it happen. He is skilled, focused and ready for the road ahead, whatever it may hold.

The Magician is the second card of the tarot deck and it's numerological value is one. One is the first step. The very beginning. The start of something new. Now is the time to gather ideas and inspirations together to create new opportunities. It is an omen for potential and success, and a sign of taking that first step into the wild unknown.



Upright Keywords

  • Skill, concentration, action, power, vision, energy, focus, control, transformation


Upright Meanings

The Magician often appears at a time in your life when you have the creative power and energy to create new opportunities for yourself. Take advantage of the power that the Universe has provided for you and use it to manifest your desires into a reality. You have the ability to make anything happen if you really want it.

The Magician is a good omen when you have a specific wish. This is a great card to meditate on for guidance and wisdom in aspects of your life where you really need it. Act consciously and act now, but, also be careful. You must know what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. Stay focused on one task at a time and don’t deviate from your plan.

This is also a card of power and represents significant changes that may soon appear in your life. These changes will appear as opportunities that must be considered carefully. You must be fully prepared for them in order to take full advantage. You must be organised, creative and self-disciplined in order to step out of your comfort zone and take the necessary risks.



Reversed Keywords

  • Manipulation, poor planning, indecision, lack of commitment, cheating, lack of energy, misuse of power, not following through

Reversed Meanings

The Magician in reverse suggests that you may be out of touch with reality - your head is floating amongst the clouds, far above the ground below. This has caused a bit of confusion on your journey and you’re now feeling impatient and are lacking clarity. The only way to regain focus and move forward with your journey is to free yourself from any distractions. Bring yourself back down to earth with some simple grounding techniques. 

This card can also suggest that you are currently being tied up on perfectionism. Although this shows that you care about the task at hand and want it to be perfect, this can cause you to lose sight of your ultimate goal - you’re concentrating on the wrong things. To others you appear to be handling the situation, but secretly you’re unprepared and indecisive. Be honest about your capabilities - if you can’t do something, just admit it - people will value your honesty over anything else.

The Magician in reverse may also suggest that you are currently feeling confused and unorganised. You don’t like making decisions and would rather put it off than get it over with. Decision making is your achilles heel and instead of facing up to it, you’d rather shy away from all responsibility. Don’t let this come between you and your dreams. Face your fears and embrace your power and you’ll soon see that there was nothing to worry about. 


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