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

The Tarot Court Cards

The Tarot Court Cards:

Pages = Touch = Fertility and growth = Pentacles = Earth

Knights = Sight = Passion and energy = Wands = Fire

Queens = Taste = Receptive and Flowing = Cups = Water

Kings = Smell = Clear and conscious = Swords = Air


The Tarot Court cards represent people in our lives and events, and even inner aspects of ourselves.   They are often seen as the most challenging subset of cards to interpret as there are many variations and subjective nuances possible.  Don’t let this put you off though.  We will take it one step at a time.

In relation to people:

  • Pages: Children or Teenagers, male or female
  • Knights: Young men from 18-28
  • Queens: Women, from 18 plus
  • Kings: Mature men, 28 plus

In relation to events:

  • Pages: Bring messages containing new information
  • Knights: Represent types of active energy, and events