Thursday, April 23, 2009


As we continue on the journey through the major arcana we arrive at what most decks and readers consider the first card of the major arcana....The Magician. Lets look at it as if the fool our traveler is stopping at different sights along the way of his/her lives journey.I will be using the magician card from the Morgan Greer deck. I love this deck but i have to laugh on a light note the magician looks a little bit like an 80's rock star, hair and mustache. As the fool stops a long the so called highway of life, he/she is met by the magician or the elements of what the magician card conveys. It is here that the fool is offered, displays or acquires the tools to help him proceed along the rest of his journey. We could even look at it as if now the fool is becoming more of a master as the magician.He/she has changes cloths and matured., The magician has found the tools and decided to take them seriously and use them wisely. This is depicted by the fact they are neatly placed on the table before him/her. The tools that are depicted which are normally seen somewhere in placement of any magician card are the sword, rod, cup and coin. They represent the 4 quadrants. The sword representing air(thought), the branch, rod or wand represents fire (spirit), the cup/chalice (emotions,feelings,intuitiveness) and the coin,(earth,material).

The magician who is self aware and awake, he/she will use these tools in all dealings in life. He/she will recognize their importance to his/her existence. Very importantly you will always see the horizontal figure eight above the magicians head. It is the symbol of infinity, signifying complete and endless understanding of self.

Notice that the magician very importantly holds a rod above him/herself and the finger of this left hand points to earth. The rod acts as a conduit channeling the divine. Divine energy travels from the heavens through his/her body to earth. The magician conducts this brilliant energy at will. Using this creates a grounding and completeness. Therefore the magician is one to take inspiration,creation and ideas and make them appear and work on the physical plan. The magician is active and a doer. This is opposite of someone who just "thinks" the ideas and never puts them into action. The magician is someone who does not exist in a reactive state of mind. The magician represents the will and will power. The ability to take thoughts, ideas, etc and create and make them become reality. The magician could easily be compared to a shaman, a medicine man/woman or wizard. Magicians live a life of manifestation. The flowers in the card represent again the divine manifested on earth. We are given samples everyday how divine is manifested as a gift to us. The magician is of a pure mind and has no ill intent thus his white robe.

The infinity sign above the magician head almost looks as if it is sky written or burnt into the brilliant yellow background. It is a larger than life size, which says to me that it is a major influence in the way the magician thinks and gathers information.What can the magician mean for you? This card advises in taking action. Take your ideas and now make honest effort into bringing them into your reality. Realize you have the power,gift and strength to create and manifest what you want. Take action. Just thinking about what you want will only half way deliver. You must take action by using the magicians tools. If you are stuck in your life see how working with the tools of the magician can bring motion and manifest your desires and cause creation. This will happen as long as you are in line with The Divine, Great Spirit, God energy, Buddha Nature.

How would the card of the magician be related to President Obama in appositive sense:

It would symbolize the need for him to remain clear trusting his gut instincts on how to proceed in his matters of concern. Divine guidance would be above him but he must acknowledge it and tap into it. Action and motion would follow the thoughts and decisions. Magicians are not swayed by others. They see clear. More dedication to being clear on his own thoughts and foresight is needed not. Trying to please would disrupt this energy.As any card the magician has it's reversal. That would signify such things as apathy, manipulation, total reactive state, weak will and cut off from the divine, even black magic.

An example of The Magician "gone wrong" would be good ole Bernie Madoff. Quite clearly he represents the negative aspects of what this beautiful card is meant to teach and symbolize.

Next month I will be writing on the The Empress.