Associated with the planet Mercury and having the properties of both Air and Earth elements, The Magician represents skill, reasoning power and sharp intellect.

The Magician is represented by a youthful person whose one hand is raised towards the sky while the other hand is directed towards the Earth. He is believed to be the connection between the Spiritual and the Earthly.

The sign above his head represents Eternity while his white robe and red cloak respectively express purity and worldly experience.

Upright Position

In a reading The Magician is considered as a good omen that signifies new opportunities and enterprises. The influence of Planet Mercury facilitates to overcome all the hurdles on the way to success by logical thinking and prompt action.

The card also symbolizes strong will power that is backed by enthusiastic initiative and creativity. It implies that the power of the Universe can be tapped to your benefit to achieve your worldly goals by applying your own skills and also gathering the available resources and tools and utilizing them for best results.

Reversed Position

The Magician, inversely, signifies trickery and deception and warns the subject to be careful about placing her/his trust. This can also mean lack of self confidence and low self esteem. This may lead to a phase of indecision and trouble in communication. Lack of opportunities is also estimated. Poor planning may hamper the path of progression. The subject may even overlook opportunities or lose them due to wrong judgment and problem in the sense of proportion.

Tarot Horoscope Tarot Card Decks Tarot Card Meanings

Major Arcana
Chariot Death Devil
Emperor Empress Fool
Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
Star Strength Sun
Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune

Minor Arcana
Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
Valet of Swords Valet of Batons