The Magician is one of my favourite Majors and one of the few RWS Majors I find aesthetically pleasing. I have studied and researched the Magician excessively, so I was pleased to find that even HelloQuizzy thinks this card relates to me the most (test results in the end of blog post).
But it made me think more closely about the Magician itself, its history and its connotations. The RWS Magician is kind of like an element-bender, juggling the four elements and manifesting his own reality. But he is also signalling “as above, so below” – no matter what control you think you have over your surroundings, in the end your story is still written in the stars.
When I feel good and grounded, I often sense as if there was a vortex forming around me, hoovering reality inside and warping it to my liking. I have always seen the magician as a young(er) man, a little bit intriguing, cunning, reminiscent of Loki, a trickster – and juggling the elements. In the Marseille system, Magician is Le Bateleur, the Montebank; Italian tradition calls him Il Bagatello (the Juggler); we call him the magician. He represents the creation, the idea of creation.
Magician represents the dynamic equilibrium for me, the balance in chaos theory. Entropy is the natural state of cosmos and I think the Magician represents it quite well.
Your result for The What tarot card resembles you Test…
You scored 75 change, 88 wellbeing, 93 wisdom, and 65 truth
The magician represents the conscious mind. With focus on an idea or goal, the conscious mind sets into action these ideas and brings them forth to the material world. The magicians hands are stretched forth, one to the sky holding a wand, and the other pointing to the ground below. This is suggestive that as is “as above, so below”. The table in front of him has all the tools to make this possible. The wand, cup, sword, and pentacle, which are representative of all the suits to the tarot cards. The mage has an undergarment of pure white, showing his pure wisdom and is held shut by the serpent around his waist. The outer garment is red, symbolic of desire and passion, which has no belt holding it shut so it can be removed if necessary. The flowers in the garden represent things as well. The red roses are symbolic of desires, and the white lilies represent pure thought, untainted by desire. This card is under the vibration of the number 1.
some extra words:
doing what needs to be done
realizing your potential
making what’s possible real
practicing what you preach
carrying out plans
producing magical results
using your talents
knowing what you are doing and why
acknowledging your motivations
understanding your intentions
examining the known situation
having singleness of purpose
being totally committed
applying the force of your will
setting aside distractions
focusing on a goal
making a strong impact