Card 1 - The Magician
Card Nicknames: The Magician is usually just called the Magician, although it could be called the success or skill card.
Short meaning: The Magician is someone with extraordinary skill or talent, someone with a lot of tools in his toolkit.
Full meaning: The Magician card represents a talented person with skills, abilities, originality, determination, and initiative. The Magician has the willpower and confidence to complete projects and deal with obstacles. He may also have good concentration, control, and organization, perhaps even psychic ability.
This card could also represent a new life-changing cycle or project which will most likely be successful.
The Magician Reversed
A reversed Magician card could indicate failure, deceit, abuse of power, unreliable friends, or humiliation. It may also mean the lack of skills (such as concentration and initiative) to succeed.
Back to Tarot Card Meanings
Back to the top
Above illustration: The Witches Tarot deck (Ellen Cannon Reed & Martin Cannon).
Buy the featured deck here:
Fair Use Policy
Last updated 22 October 2011
All original content © 2003, 2004, 2011 by ReadTarot.com and Pam Rotella
Questions? Viewing problems? Contact us.
Back to the Read Tarot home page