THE JOURNEY OF THE FOOL THROUGH THE TAROT - DAY TWO: THE MAGICIAN
On setting out, the Fool immediately encounters the Magician and The High Priestess (tomorrow’s card)- one the great balancing forces that make up the perceived world. It is a feature of the material universe that as soon as we name some aspect of experience, we automatically evoke its opposite.
The Magician is the positive side. He represents the active, masculine power of creative impulse. He is also our conscious awareness. The Magician is the force that allows us to impact the world through a concentration of individual will and power.
The High Priestess is the negative side. She is the mysterious unconscious. She provides the fertile ground in which creative events occur. The High Priestess is our unrealized potential waiting for an active principle to bring it to expression.
The terms positive and negative do not imply “good” and “bad.” These are human distinctions that do not apply in the tarot. The Magician and the High Priestess are absolutely equal in value and importance. Each is necessary for balance. We may view the negative as our Shadow, but without shadows, we cannot see the light, and without a ground of potential, we cannot create.
The Magician is a card of new beginnings and opportunities.
He stands with one arm stretched upwards towards the Universe, and the other pointing down to the earth.
His positioning represents his connection between the spiritual realms and the material realms.
The Magician uses this relationship to create and manifest his goals in the physical realm. He is the conduit that converts energy into matter.
The Magician’s robe is white, symbolising purity, and his cloak is red, representing worldly experience and knowledge.
On the table in front of him are the four symbols of the Tarot suits – a cup, pentacle, sword and wand – each symbolising one of the four elements – water, earth, air and fire. It is also a sign that he has all the tools (and elements) he needs to manifest his intentions into being.
Above his head is the infinity symbol, and around his waist is a snake biting its own tail – both of which signal that he has access to unlimited potential. And in the foreground is an array of foliage and flowers, symbolising the blossoming and fruition of his ideas and aspirations.
As a master manifestor, the Magician brings you the tools, resources and energy you need to make your dreams come true.
Seriously, everything you need right now is at your fingertips. You have the spiritual (fire), physical (earth), mental (air) and emotional (water) resources to manifest your desires. And when you combine them with the energy of the spiritual and earthly realms, you will become a manifestation powerhouse!
The key is to bring these tools together synergistically so that the impact of what you create is greater than the separate parts. This is alchemy at its best.
Numerology Number 1:
A very powerful and creative number from which all beginnings spring forth. The energy of this number allows us to take action and achieve our independence, but we must be conscious of our thoughts in order to manifest the lives we want rather than those based on fears.
Astrology Of the Card:
This card is associated with the planet Mercury; which is all about communication and intellect. The Magician teaches us that anything we can think up, we can create!
This is the basic Law Of Attraction. By visualising our dreams and then taking action, we can have the life we want to live. This is perfect for the Magician, who can get anything done.
Blessings, love and light …
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