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The Magician – Meanings & Interpretation – Major Arcana

The Magician Meaning In A Tarot Reading

The Magician represents us not at our greatest potential, but at our greatest potential realized. When your projects fall into your lap with ease, when you produce high quality work with ease, when the path of your accomplishments came without trial, you are in this state.

The Magician has all the potential of the universe at his disposal, and naturally knows how best to apply it and use it. The Magician knows what is possible, and therefore navigates the path to it’s execution with absolute ease.

Below we will talk about the Magician Card of the Major Arcana in three different positions and orientation. (Upright or Reversed). Most of the tarot decks like the Rider Waite use the upright and reversed tarot meanings.

The Magician Tarot Card Meanings – Upright

Overview:

In the height of one’s potential, we are in the heart of our art, and those things we seek to create are actively at our disposal. When harnessed this time of freely flowing creativity can create some of the greatest works of our life. We can enter into and fade out of this place again and again throughout our lives, but this is purely a representation of us being in our time, place, and element.

the magicianPast Events:

You have been in a time of great creation, you have been utilizing this opportunity, though your peak has faded into the past. This does not mean you are on the decline, but certainly that you may have plateaued. Your work in the recent past has seen you burning at your current highest potential.

Present Events:

You have already entered, or are on the cusp of a moment of perfection. This does not mean all things in your life will be grand. But whatever project you have turned your hand too is going to flow easily and well, with little effort applied.

You will participate in this project or task as if born to it, keep your head about you and nurture this time!

Future Events:

A project you may or may not know about will present itself to you in the not too distant future. It will be a time of creation, and an opportunity for you to exemplify yourself.

You need to work at your current greatest potential. Keep an eye out for it, and be ready to take advantage of this opportunity.

The Magician Tarot Card Meanings – Reversed

Overview:

The craftsman is in his shop, but he is not working. They are creating, at best, mediocre and pointless things that hold no part of themselves within them, and that they have no passion for. They may not be in a place that is inspiring them, it could be that they are not applying themselves, or do not recognize the opportunity.

the magician reversedPast Events:

Your environment, or you, have been holding you back in your current situation. Being in a place that does not permit you to explore your full potential, or being in a mental state that does not allow you to recognize that you are, in fact, in that place. It’s time to take stock in this and find out if the problem is you, or where you are!

Present Events:

There is the potential for greatness in your life at this moment, but it is either being squandered, or you do not recognize the significance of your current circumstances. Examine where you are at this moment, are you not taking advantage of where you are?

Or is there an opportunity you’re ignoring because you do not see yourself in it? Re-examine your situations and opportunities, one of them is a significant event in your life right now. Don’t miss it!

Future Events:

An opportunity is coming that may appear to be a great opportunity for you, professionally or personally. Keep an eye out for it, as it will move into your path and try to pull you in. Avoid it, as in the end it will not lead to any great fulfillment, and will in fact shackle your creative power and motivation.

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