Deck: The Witches Tarot
Spread: Card of the Day
Date: Fri Mar 13 06:53:17 EDT 2015
I • The Magician (Reversed)
The Magician stands behind an altar at dawn, with his pentagram around his neck and magickal symbols embroidered upon his robe. With the wand in his hand he draws a lemniscate, the infinity symbol, in the air above him, reminding us that “As within, so without.” With his other hand he points down to the earth to illustrate another classic magickal proverb: “As above, so below.” On the altar lie the classic Witch’s tools, which are also the symbols of the four suits of the Minor Arcana: the cup to represent the element of water, the sword for air, the hawthorn wand for fire, and the golden pentacle for the element of earth.
The Magician is a commander of the four natural elements. By combining his personal power together with the natural elements, he makes magick through the sheer force of his will. He stands beneath a bower of red roses, which represents harmony. The four lilies in the foreground symbolize the purity of his relationship with deity and his creativity. The four faeries in the card represent each of the four natural elements: the green faerie for earth, red for fire, blue for water, and yellow for air. The faeries fluttering around the Magician’s altar show us how he is intimately connected to and has a strong working relationship with the elementals and the awesome powers of the natural world.
When this card appears in a reading, it is a message to tap into your own magick to find the answers you seek. Work in balance with the elements and the powers of nature to create your magick and bring about positive change. Magick is all around you, and it is everywhere in the natural world…the Magician challenges you to seek it out. Connect to this elemental energy and tap into its powers. Be confident and look within as well as without.
This particular Major Arcana card is a lesson in the Hermetic Principle of Correspondence, which teaches us that “As above, so below; as within, so without.” We do exist on all planes—on the astral/spiritual, the energetic, and the physical. The Magician urges you to choose the most harmonious tools and natural accessories for your magick. Use the laws of correspondence and all of the resources that you have at your disposal wisely.
Keywords: As above, so below. Skill, determination, connection, confidence. Strength of will. Working magick with the four elements and the elemental spirits. The Hermetic Principle of Correspondence. Elemental magick and personal power.
Deity Associations: Hermes, Thoth, Mercury, Hermes Trismegistus.
Astrological Association: Mercury.
Reversed: Lack of confidence, poor communication with others, manipulative magick.