The Magician Tarot Card Meaning

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As one of the major arcana, the Magician signals major events or changes in life. The Magician often appears as a man with one hand pointed at the sky and the other at the ground- with one hand he reaches for the heavens and with the other, he grounds himself as if to say “as above so below”. The Magician reminds us that the earth is a reflection of the heavens. 

The Magician is powerful and determined to manifest his desires. After all, for centuries, magicians have operated outside the realm of whatever is deemed possible. 


Upright: Desire, manifestation, concentration, skill, ability

Reversed: Trickery, cunning, deception, wasted talent

Upright Meaning

The Magician represents determination, manifestation, and willpower. As someone who has taken time to learn his craft, the Magician represents the power that you create in your inner world, and your ability to manifest that power into your life.  

Reversed Meaning

The Magician reversed is often associated with illusion, deception, and trickery. This card represents manipulation and self-centered gain. 

Magician in a Love Reading

Upright: The Magician in a love reading offers opportunity. Since the Magician is connected with manifesting and actually going after what you want. If you are single, take a bit of initiative in looking for love. If you’re in a relationship and you’ve been looking for excitement, the Magician is here to tell you that fun will be coming your way. However, the Magician also reminds you to put in the work when it comes to love.    

Reversed: When it comes to a love reading, the Magician reversed tells you that things are not what they appear. If you’re in a new relationship, take the time to truly get to know your new lover. The Magician reversed may also signal that your low confidence is hurting your current relationships or even preventing you from manifesting love. 

Magician in a Career Reading

Upright: The Magician in a career reading signals an opportunity that has been presented or will be presented. However, if you truly desire success, you need to be prepared to work for it. Just as the Magician hones his skills through hard work, ambition you’ll need to put in the effort to advance in your career. Whether you’re starting your own business, or taking on a promotion, you’ll want to stay motivated and, since the Magician is the master at manifesting, visualizing your success and doing some manifestation work will be helpful. 

The Magician may also represent a person who may appear in your professional life. However, this person may not be what they appear so approach with caution and make sure that you get all the facts first.   

Reversed: The Magician reversed asks you to examine whether or not you’re putting your talents to good use. Are you ignoring an opportunity? Or maybe you’re holding yourself back. 

Magician in a Finances

Upright: The Magician represents opportunities to be pursued. In a reading about finances, the Magician encourages you to get creative when it comes to earning and to use the tools you already have to your advantage. 

Reversed: The Magician reversed in a financial reading reminds you to put your best foot forward and to not waste your talents. 

The Magician yes/no

The card symbolizes intelligence or mental agility that allows efficiently acting in unusual unexpected situations. Generally, meaning is about a difficult period in your life you are currently going through. This is a test to pass and gain experience. Try to listen to your inner voice and intuition. You believe in yourself and no one can destroy that confidence. Therefore, in most cases, the card will have the answer yes. It indicates that you have enough strength to solve an urgent problem, you just have to take the initiative and act. The goal you set can take you to a new level. Restore composure and be in total control of your next steps.

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