Greetings my little tarot tots.
Today is another day of working with a specific tarot card. This time we will be studying The Magician I (1); the “first” card of the story of the Fool 0. We will be referring to the Magician as a “he” throughout this article, hopefully that doesn’t offend anyone. I just know that the cards always portray him as male in most of the decks and artwork. Also, the number one is considered to be a phallic symbol, and there are many symbolic messages within the Magician’s card that show that he is definitely a masculine card.
The Fool is on his journey and his first stop is his attempt to gain power over his surroundings. In this card, we find that he has collected each of the objects you will find in the minor arcana: Cups, Pentacles, Wands, and Swords. Typically he will have a wand in his hand, raised to show that he is trying to cast a spell of some sort. It is my belief that he is trying to become all-powerful somehow and he thinks that using the wand will get him there.
The minor arcana (Cups, pentacles, wands, and swords) represent elements. They represent water, earth, fire, and air respectively. We will talk more about this in a later blog post.
The magician is master of things material. He has yet to become The High Priestess II and delve into the inner workings. We will discuss that more in the next chapter of our story. The magician brings us, or the fool, power. He is the master of skills, concentration, and resourcefulness. His abilities are showing some of what we consider to be latent powers, as well.
Mostly I can gather what sort of things I feel from this card, only some of what I have to say is history and such. Every time I have drawn the Magician he has been trying to teach someone a lesson, or be heard. With him, he is commanding attention, standing at his table doing his work. It makes me wonder if there is a card where he is standing at a podium teaching a class. I think this is more of a way that he is trying to gather more and tell the world that he is there to command attention. Too bad he doesn’t realize there are things out there much more powerful than he.
Hopefully that told you a little bit about The Magician card. Each time I write a post on one of these cards I will be doing them in different mannerisms so as to showcase them in their own ways.
Thank you for reading, and I’ll see you next week (if I don’t do any updates besides this).
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