When the Magician card pops up in a Tarot reading, consider it a warning of opportunity. The Magician reminds us to bring all the different aspects of our lives -- love, finances, morality and emotions -- together as a way of preparing for changes. The more prepared we are, the better equipped we are to face those changes when they come. Look at your organizational skills, and know that you can take power from outside and direct it within to manifest your will.
When the Magician shows up reversed, it typically indicates a person (either male or female) who may be a bit of a perfectionist. This is the person who appears to handle every situation calmly and coolly -- but in reality, they're unprepared and indecisive on the inside. This card can also indicate someone who will use power for destructive and negative purposes.