1 - The Magician Tarot Card

The Magician is tarot card number 1.

The Magician Tarot Card often depicts a grand yet mysterious figure, inspiring reverence and receptivity to higher awareness. also represents a showman, a creator of illusions.

Some readers compare the Magician with the Fool because the illusionary aspects of the Magician cause some to wonder if he is, in fact, another aspect of the Fool, or perhaps the Fool after he has completed his journey of learning.

Some tarot decks (such as the Rider Waite and Robin Wood tarot decks) depict the tarot magician receiving higher energy via his raised right hand and grounding it with his lowered left hand. Many writers suggest that the Magician’s key role is to receive spiritual understanding and make it accessible to others.

The Magician is usually interpreted as a positive card that indicates many abilities together with

  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Information
  • Energy
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