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The Magician is the archetype of the active, masculine principle - the ultimate achiever. He symbolizes the power to tap universal forces and use them for creative purposes. His abilities appear magical at times because his will helps him achieve what seem to be miracles.

What makes the Magician so powerful? First, he is not afraid to act. He believes in himself and is willing to put that belief on the line. He also knows what he intends to do and why. He doesn't hesitate because he understands his situation exactly. The Magician can focus with single-minded determination. As long as he remembers the divine source of his power, the Magician remains the perfect conduit for miracles.

The Magician implies that the primal forces of creativity are yours if you can claim your power and act with awareness and concentration. This card is a signal to act and act now, provided you understand exactly what you want and are committed to getting it.

taking action:

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

acting consciously:

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, feeling centered, setting aside distractions, focusing on a goal

experiencing power:

making a strong impact, having vitality, creating miracles, becoming energized, feeling vigorous, being creative