If you’ve read my previous posts on tarot, you will know that I like to give you my initial impressions of the card before reading the official interpretation given in the guide book. I do this because tarot is intuitive. If you want to be a good tarot reader, you will need to rely on your intuition as well as the meanings you read in the guide book. Sometimes, you may feel that the official meaning isn’t the right one. This is fine. If you believe that your interpretation of the card is more meaningful to you, then use that when reading for yourself or others. With practice, you will come to rely on your own impressions more and more and will probably discard the guide book that comes with the pack.
My intuitive thoughts about the magician card
My first impression of the magician is that it’s a good card. I believe that this card has to do with manifestation and using the Law of Attraction to create a better life for oneself. I think it relates to the querant (the person who is having the reading done) and means that they have the power to change their life for the better and to achieve their goals. Magician means magic and I feel that it is a nice card as it means bringing a little magic into one’s own life, or the lives of others.
The traditional meaning of the magician card
Creativity – the querant is very creative or has the chance to be creative. If the querant isn’t getting the chance to use their creative talents there may be some frustration. This links with my intuitive thoughts as creativity is also linked to the Law of Attraction – creating the life you want.
Control – the querant has a lot of control over their life. Again, this links to my original impression as it means the querant has great power to transform their life.
When doing a reading, most tarot readers will focus on the positive aspects of each card; however, sometimes their gut instincts or other cards in the pack will lead them to focus on the negative aspects. This can sometimes be true when the card is reversed (drawn upside down).
Traditional negative meanings of the magician card include using power to control others or perhaps being drawn into the dark arts or trying to cause harm to others.