The Magician – Tarot Meanings Deep Dive!

Welcome to part 2 of my 22 part Tarot Meanings Deep Dive series – each week we explore ONE major arcana card and uncover it’s secrets, symbols and messages.

Today we’re diving into The Magician – sexy, sneaky, seductive and powerful, he has a wealth of wisdom to share with us!

Have your pen and notebook handy, grab a cup of tea and settle in….


Manifesting, making it happen on the physical level, director of ideas & energy, conduit between physical and energetic worlds, illusion and trickery.


Hand positions (one pointing up, one down), infinity loop above head & ouroboros (snake biting it’s own tail), cup, wand, pentacle and sword on table.

The Darkside of The Magician

Illusion & trickery, dark seduction – think cult leaders, deceitful politicians, pyramid schemes and dishonest advertising.

1. Manifesting

The Magician is a master at creating things out of thin air and making it happen! He knows how to tap into the world of inspiration and ideas AND bring those ideas into physical form. His secret is having his words, thoughts, energy, feelings and actions all in alignment with his goal.

Journalling questions:

♥ How good are you at manifesting (on purpose)?

♥ Think of something you tried to manifest, but couldn’t (and something you DID manifest) – differences?

♥ Think of something you want to manifest – are your emotions, actions, thoughts and energy all in alignment with your goal?

2. Direction

The Magician is like a conductor who directs energy and ideas to where they need to go. His message is that you are powerful and how you choose to direct the forces in your life determines the direction you go in.

Journalling questions:

♥ Do you see yourself as the director of your life? Are you in the drivers seat? (you may find you’re in the drivers seat in some areas, but not others)

♥ What can you do TODAY to step into your power more fully? (example: make a list, set a goal, get organized, take action)

3. Illusion & Trickery

The dark side of The Magician is that he can be a real trickster and master at creating seductive illusions that threaten to re-direct your energy and sap your power.

Journalling questions:

♥ What illusions have you fallen for? (example: pyramid schemes, self help gurus, fuck boys, advertising)

I was once convinced by a very convincing sales woman that a package of bath salts would “change my life!” and “create massive shift”. They did not. Oh well. At least it was just bath salts and not a cult.

The Wisdom of The Magician

The Wisdom of The Magician is that you are a conduit for energy and ideas whether you realize it or not. Your power lies in your ability to be intentional and in alignment with your mind, heart, body and spirit.

Tell me your thoughts!

Did you enjoy this exercise? Did you learn anything new about The Magician? Or about yourself? Let me know in the comments below…

♥ Join me next week as I dive into The High Priestess – the guardian at the gates of your inner mysteries!

4 thoughts on “The Magician – Tarot Meanings Deep Dive!”

  1. Hi Kate!
    many kongrats on this masterclass on the major arcana cards. I find your thoughts on the cards very insightful and indeed helpful. Never before did it occur to me that one of the major reasons that things don’t happen to us is because these four elements that you mention in the video are not in alignment. I am pretty sure that I was aware of this truth on an intuitive level, but not on a more conscious level. So I am very grateful that you’ve made me aware of this with your ideas and thoughts. I too would love you to carry this analysis to the minor cards.

  2. Hi Kate I love that you are doing this!!! I only wish you would do it for the entire deck not just the majors.

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