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1 - The Magician

The Magician is always in control of the choices that surround him.

Image public domain, from Rider-Waite deck
The Magician is wearing a long robe. He stands before a table, or perhaps an altar. The flowers of nature surround him, and above his head floats the universal symbol of Infinity. On the table before him lie a cup, a wand, a sword and a pentacle, the four suits of the Tarot. The Magician is always in control of the choices that surround him. He holds a wand up to the heavens, and yet the opposite hand points to the earth.

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.

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