Saturday, July 23, 2011

Tarot Card of the Month - The Magician

This month’s featured Tarot card is the Magician. The value of the this card is number 1 and it is ruled by Mercury.

The Magician is the bridge between the spiritual and material worlds. In his right hand he holds a staff (wand) pointing upwards to the sky (the spirit realm) while his left hand points towards the ground (the physical realm). Other symbols on the card include an infinity symbol above his head and a table displaying a chalice, a pentacle, a wand and a sword, representing the four elements. His red and white robes symbolize innocence and worldly knowledge.

When the Magician appears in a spread, it suggests that we have been given all the tools needed to manifest our visions and dreams into reality. This is the card of creative power. The word magic comes from the ancient ‘magh’, meaning power. It tells us that we have the ability to tap into universal forces and use them for creative purposes. Ruled by the planet Mercury, it suggests excellent communication skills and a strong intellect. Planning and co-ordination skills are also featured. As this card is at number one, it heralds new beginnings and new ventures with positive results. Skill and initiative will be applied to accomplish goals and happiness involving new projects will follow.

Keywords of the Magician – Originality, creativity, imagination, communication, self-reliance

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