The Tarot – Major Arcana – The Magician 

The Tarot – Major Arcana – The Magician 

Number: I

Element: Air or Earth

Astrology: Mercury – The planet of thought and communication 

Keywords: Power, skill, concentration, action, resourcefulness, manifestation, creating, alchemy, visualisation, magic, willpower 

As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…


This is a quote by Hermes Trismegistus, author of Hermetic Corpus.  It captures the essence of The Magician nicely:  “As Within”, what we think within ourselves, “So Without” will be expressed or reflected on in the world we live. 

“As above”, represents universal powers,  “So below”, allows that mystical energy to manifest here on Earth.  You have the power within you to harness and manifest abundance.  If we think abundance then abundance will follow. The Magician reminds us that we have the power within us to tap into universal powers and manifest our desires.

The Magician comes into your life to remind you that you have all elements at your fingertips to manifest your desires.  You are able to harness your powers of creation in order to utilise powerful energy which will allow you to reach your goals.  This is a card of power and creation.  By tapping into spiritual and physical forces, you have all elements necessary in order to work your magic and transform these forces into something you can utilise.  It helps you tap into the energy of abundance and manifestation, and reminds you that many universal forces are able to be harnessed in order to achieve the desired outcome.  

The Magician

Major Arcana – The Magician