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Tarot Card Meanings: Magician – Using Magician Energy

Note from Mary: I am posting an updated version of an article I wrote which originally appeared in the Tarot Teacher section of my former website, Soulscape Tarot & Astrology. I hope you will find it useful…

 

Tarot de Marseille I-The Magician
Tarot de Marseille I-The Magician

 

Recently, I pulled I-MAGICIAN while doing a 3 card daily draw. I thought I would share some insights on this card with you.

I-MAGICIAN is the first of the Major Arcana cards in the Tarot, also known in some decks as I-MAGUS. In a tarot spread, Major Arcana cards typically symbolize archetypal energies in play at the time of the reading. I-MAGICIAN is associated with Mercury (the Messenger), communication, flexibility, duality and brilliance. Astrologically, Mercury is the natural ruler of Virgo (Earth) and Gemini (Air).

I-MAGICIAN symbolizes the process of consciously creating reality through your will, words and imagination. Think of I-MAGICIAN as the Alchemist and Transformer. This card symbolizes your ability to turn ideas and spoken affirmations into action and suggests you can (or should) rely on self confidence, power and determination to see you through.

When you pull I-MAGICIAN in a reading it suggests that powerful and synchronistic influences are coming into your life, enabling you to intuit or invent solutions to your most pressing problems. Since this is accomplished by “tuning in” to “messages” you receive intuitively, it’s important to allow yourself to maintain a receptive frame of mind, especially if you are finding that I-MAGICIAN comes up for you often in spreads.

Here are some possible interpretations of how the energy of I-MAGICIAN may manifest, depending on the subject of your reading or what you’ve asked about:

Work: Positive, augers success. Creative, innovative thought is in order. The ability to turn ideas into reality. You may begin a new job or receive a promotion. Creative endeavors take off, dreams and desires materialize.

Romance: You may meet someone new under unusual or synchronistic circumstances. Telepathic communication with a loved one. Possible indication that you have/will meet a soul-mate. May indicate a creative, intuitive person with excellent communication skills. Negative: could indicate a manipulator or trickster, someone who will try to pull something over on you, particularly if surrounded by negative cards.

Finances: If you’re asking about money, I-MAGICIAN suggests your finances will improve, possibly through a new job or project that provides good income while meeting creative needs. Bills paid, money left over. If this card shows up in a position indicating a problem, challenge, or obstacle, it can be pointing out that you’re engaging in negative thinking and emotions that are resulting in negative or unwanted manifestations.

Health: Problems clear up spontaneously. As shaman and healer, MAGICIAN points to alternative medicine. You are guided to the correct practitioner/ herbal treatment, etc. Remember that illness is often a “wake up call” — listen to your body. A particular dietary change may benefit you. [Note from Mary: if you’re worried about a health issue, please see your doctor or health practitioner!!]

Spirituality: Esoteric, metaphysical and/or occult knowledge provides answers to questions. A Teacher/ Guide offers aid and enlightenment.

Empowerment: Conscious magic provides power and energy to change your life. What you focus on expands!!!

 

Tarot de Marseille I-The Magician
Tarot de Marseille I-The Magician

How has I-MAGICIAN energy manifested in your life? Please leave a comment and let us know!

Blessings,

Mary Hawkins

Lenormand Daily Draw: Mountain, Clouds, Paths, Tree, Child, Book, Coffin

When using Lenormand cards for my daily draw, I often throw a Line of 5, then select the base card (bottom card of the shuffled deck) for clarification or additional information.

This morning, after shuffling while asking the Lenormand cards to show me something that would happen today or something I needed to know, I inadvertently selected six cards for my Line of 5:

 

21 Mountain - 6 Clouds 22 Paths - 5 Tree - 13 Child - 26 Book - 8 Coffin
21 Mountain – 6 Clouds 22 Paths – 5 Tree – 13 Child – 26 Book – 8 Coffin

Blaue Eule (Blue Owl) Lenormand (c) 2008 Konigsfurt-Urania

 

At first, I was unsure of how I wanted to deal with this unexpected situation. Should I disregard the mistakenly drawn 6th card? Use it as the base card showing clarification or additional information (even though I’d already peeked at the bottom card)?

I left it in the line up for several minutes as I contemplated what the cards might be telling me, keeping in mind the base card I had peeked at, 8 Coffin

Basically, I got the sense today would be a day of procrastination (Mountain + Clouds) with no clear focus (Clouds + Paths) and passing weather conditions (Clouds) — it was cloudy and rainy when I pulled my cards — and that maybe I’d go back to bed for a couple hours (8 Coffin as clarification or additional information), bored outta my mind (Tree).

I would probably lay low (Coffin), not much would get done (Mountain + Clouds + Paths), and I’d experience a slow, boring (Tree) day, at least until later in the afternoon when I would leave the house to pick up Grandson #1 (Child) from school (Book).

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Note: After realizing the first three cards (Mountain + Clouds + Paths) went together, making the 4th card 5 Tree (slow, boring day) the central card of the spread, the reading quickly clarified and I had to “tip my hat” to my subconscious, which surely had orchestrated the selection of six, rather than five, cards.

 

What Actually Happened:

As the cards had suggested, the day started out slow and boring (Tree) and I didn’t accomplish much of anything (Mountain + Clouds + Paths). Somehow, however, I managed to stay out of bed (Coffin)!

Around lunchtime, the boredom (Tree) ended (Coffin) when I happened to notice a new book I’d purchased but hadn’t gotten around to reading laying on the kitchen table under a pile of paperwork. As I picked it up, I instantly realized Child + Book in the morning draw was completely literal: new (Child) book (Book). Also, as planned, I picked up my grandson (Child) from school (Book) later in the day, so the last two cards of what was supposed to be a five card draw wound up pulling double duty.

Blessings,

Mary Hawkins

Lenormand Daily Draw: Child, Bear, Storks, Birds

Last week my older daughter asked me to babysit Grandson #2 on Thursday of this week (yesterday). By Wednesday, I still hadn’t heard from her, so I wondered if perhaps she had changed her mind. I decided to throw some cards to find out.

Prior to shuffling, I mentally charged 13 Child to represent my grandson, so whatever card I pulled would be read as if it had landed in the House of 13 Child and the meanings would be combined.

I pulled the following cards:

 

15 Bear - 17 Storks - 12 Birds
15 Bear – 17 Storks – 12 Birds

Mlle. Lenormand Jeu de destin No. 194115 (c) 1986 Piatnik

 

In the context of the question, “Will I have to babysit tomorrow?”, 15 Bear shows a maternal figure (me!), literally “sitting” on a child. In other words, 15 Bear in the House of 13 Child is a babysitter.

Storks bring babies and Birds are communications, texts and phone calls. The cards suggested I’d get a text or phone call (Birds) from my daughter informing me she’d be bringing my grandson over (Storks) for our babysitting date (Bear in the House of 13 Child).

 

What Actually Happened:

Wednesday evening my daughter sent me a text (Birds) reminding me of my babysitting commitment (Bear in the House of 13 Child), and alerting me that she’d be dropping my grandson off (Storks) the following morning around 9:00 a.m. All went as planned and I spent a delightful morning coloring, chatting, eating, and watching Nick Jr. with the little guy, as the Lenormand cards had suggested.

Blessings,

Mary Hawkins

Lenormand Daily Draw: Whip, Mountain, Garden, Ring, Sun, Tree

Tuesday afternoon my younger daughter texted, inviting me over for coffee. I blew her off, weakly promising her catch up with her “tomorrow.”

Wednesday morning, I pulled the following Lenormand cards for my daily draw:

11 Whip - 21 Mountain - 20 Garden - 25 Ring - 31 Sun - 5 Tree
11 Whip – 21 Mountain – 20 Garden – 25 Ring – 31 Sun – 5 Tree

Mlle. Lenormand Jeu de destin No. 194115 (c) 1986 Piatnik

 

As the central card in the draw, 20 Garden suggested some socializing was on the agenda. 11 Whip + 21 Mountain showed the recent past: action (Whip) delayed (Mountain), and the cards to the right of 20 Garden suggested a commitment (Ring) would be kept or honored (Sun).

As I’ve mentioned before, in addition to drawing a Line of 5, I often use the base card (bottom card of the shuffled deck) to clarify the reading or show additional information. In this draw, 5 Tree as the clarification or additional information suggested I would “reach out” (Tree) and fulfill my social obligations (Mountain + Garden + Ring).

 

What Actually Happened:

It turned out to be a bright, sunny day (Sun). This went a long way in  improving my mood and bolstering my energy levels, making it easier for me to get off my duff, overcome my inertia (Whip + Mountain) and fulfill my social obligations (Mountain + Garden + Ring) by “reaching out” to family (Tree).

The visit (Garden) with my younger daughter and grandson turned out to be fun and I was glad I had “reached out” (Tree).

Blessings,

Mary Hawkins

Lenormand Cards Daily Draw: Rider, Letter, Moon, Storks, Anchor, Birds

When I pull cards for a daily draw, I usually ask to be shown something that will happen that day, or something I need to know.

Yesterday morning, I pulled the following cards:

 

1 Rider - 27 Letter - 32 Moon - 17 Storks - 35 Anchor - 12 Birds
1 Rider – 27 Letter – 32 Moon – 17 Storks – 35 Anchor – 12 Birds

Mystical Lenormand (c) 2005, 2007 – AGM-Muller

 

The Lenormand cards suggested I’d get an update or feedback (Rider) concerning some type of documentation (Letter) resulting in accolades (Moon), positive recognition (Moon + Storks) and/or successful completion (Anchor) of a project.

12 Birds as the clarification or additional information, in combination with 27 Letter and 32 Moon, brought to mind “advertising” or “promotional” documentation, which instantly alerted me that I might receive news (Rider) concerning a PowerPoint presentation I’d recently created for a former colleague.

 

What Actually Happened:

The cards manifested quickly. About three hours after the draw, I received feedback (Rider) via an email (Letter) regarding the PowerPoint presentation (Letter + Moon + Birds) I’d prepared. The feedback recognized (Moon) the improvements (Storks) I’d made to my former colleague’s original concept and he complimented me on a job well done!

Once again, my cards provided an accurate “heads-up” on what to expect as the day unfolded.

Blessings,

Mary Hawkins