The meaning of The Magician Tarot card is ‘willpower.’ You are all about setting goals in your relationships, using pure will to see them through to the end. This card represents you manifesting your thoughts and desires into reality, as if by magic, in the future. Taking action now will eventually attract those fantastic opportunities you crave.
Hard work pays off with The Magician. You will display the ability to make something (such as a business) work. You’ll gain the drive to outdo any competition in your path.
The Magician General Tarot Meaning
Sometimes, The Magician Tarot card is indicative of skill, especially if that skill is something that requires hands-on work. Perhaps you have fresh and efficient ways of doing things that others around you aren’t capable of? This is also very true if there’s a Three of Pentacles or Eight of Pentacles in your reading.
Because stage magicians play tricks on the audience, The Magician has some negative attributes. Sometimes, this card can represent a conman character coming into your life. In love Tarot readings, The Magician can mark infidelity depending on the surrounding cards. Deception is the negative face of a Magician.
The Magician – My Thoughts
“In a Tarot reading, I often interpret The Magician as a ‘yes’. However, the card is not all positive and its meaning really does depend on the spread position in which it lands in.” – Lisa
In general readings that don’t have set questions, The Magician predicts the start of something new. You will have the necessary willpower to get your new interest off the ground. It is for this reason that The Magician usually predicts the start of a business, new job, or hobby.
The Magician Love Tarot Meaning
The Magician can take on two meanings in a love Tarot reading. The hand he plays depends on whether or not the reading looks encouraging.
In a Tarot reading that looks favorable, The Magician means that you will get what you want from your relationship. If you have asked a question that requires a yes or no, The Magician always represents a yes. Therefore, if he is surrounded by good cards and the relationship seems to be running smoothly, his appearance in a spread is fine (although I will say, there are more desirable cards out there).
In a Tarot reading that looks negative, The Magician is never a good omen for love. This card can mean that your partner is pulling the wool over your eyes and leading you on. They could be being unfaithful, but may also be deceiving you about their financial situation either now or in the future. Remain vigilant.
Personally, I believe The Magician has a somewhat positive meaning if you’re wondering whether your ex–lover is going to come back or if there’s going to be a reconciliation. The Magician can represent a spark within your ex reigniting. They will feel the urge to return to you.
(If you would like more love and relationship Tarot meanings for The Magician, be sure to check out my Love Tarot Meanings e-book.)
The Magician Feelings Tarot Meaning
If you’re wondering how someone feels about you, I would not read The Magician as a good sign. The Magician uses people and is only out for himself; he doesn’t make for a desirable partner.
In general, The Magician means that they do not see you as a person but as a means to an end. While they may not be out to hurt you in the beginning, if your relationship is not suiting them, they will have no second thoughts about cutting you off.
The Magician Career & Business Tarot Meaning
The Magician is generally a desirable card in business and career readings because it is the card of will and willpower. Many people lack the level of commitment it takes to scale their business, and this is why so many businesses eventually fail. However, The Magician in a Tarot spread tells me that you have the ability to push forward with your goals, which is always a plus.
If The Magician appears in an outcome position, it can mean that something will happen in the future to give you a kick in the ass and get you working. In the future, you will gain the willpower needed to move ahead with any plans you make career-wise.
The only time I would worry about The Magician is if I was hiring or collaborating with another person on a project. This card can appear as a warning that they are not all they appear to be. You should be careful with who you choose to work with professionally.
The Magician Future Tarot Meaning
For most types of Tarot readings, I interpret The Magician positively when it appears in an outcome or future position. Usually, The Magician is a sure sign that you’re going to get everything you want, whether that’s in your relationships, love life, or career. However, the catch is that you have to work for it and think positively! Work toward your goals and use manifestation and the law of attraction – if you do, the future looks bright.
Yes or No with The Magician
General – The Magician is a very good manifestation card. Therefore, The Magician is a yes or a ‘go for it’ for most types of readings.
Do they like me? – If you’re wondering how someone feels about you, I feel that The Magician is a yes. However, be warned: this person is only out for themselves and views you as a means to an end.
Am I pregnant? – I often do interpret The Magician as a pregnancy card, but other Tarot readers may disagree.
Is this relationship going to last? – I feel that this relationship is going to continue for the foreseeable future.
Does the future of this look promising? – Yes, the outcome of this matter looks promising, especially if you’ve been thinking positively. Don’t sit on the fence; go for your desires.
Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – Yes, your ex-lover is going to come back. If they do not have feelings for you anymore, their past feelings will reignite in the future. However, you may have to give it some time. Trust that everything is going to happen in its own time.
The Magician as a Negative, Weakness, or Obstacle
The Magician will appear in a negative, weakness, or obstacles spread position when another individual is playing you. Other people find it easy to manipulate you, and they do not have your best interests at heart. From now on, look out for yourself, as you are the only person you can fully trust.
The Magician as a Positive, Strength, or Advantage
The Magician will appear in a positive, strength, or advantage spread position when you have manifestation on your side. You have the power to create your own reality, so make sure that your thoughts match the things you want to attract.
Closing Thoughts on The Magician Tarot Card Meaning
I believe that The Magician is a rather good Tarot card to receive in your reading. Of all Tarot cards, I interpret it as a resounding ‘yes’. You should go for what you want, think happy thoughts and stop procrastinating.
Do you believe that The Magician is a positive card predicting manifestation? Or do you think that he is a marker of an unfaithful relationship? Our community would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section.
(Please note that I do not interpret other people’s readings for them)
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