Good morning all! We have an interesting start to the week in the card of The Magician! The Magician is the first person the Fool meets along his road of self discovery. With The Magician, the Fool first realizes his own power. He is aware now that he has a destiny and that the tools of creation (sword, cup, wand, pentacle) are available him to manifest his goal. That which is thought can become physical, as above so below.
With the magician we know that there is a realization of “Hey, I can do this”! Once we realize we have the power to make things happen, there are choices as to HOW to make it happen. Which road will you choose, which tool will you use first?
In the Llewllyn Deck, the Magician is symbolized by Gwydion. When you first look at Gwydion, he’s rather dubious in character. He is a powerful magician, but he often uses his power for ill. This gets him in trouble with the “Powers that be”. (I will post more about Gwydion some other time.) The warning in this card is “with great power comes great responsibility”. (Love that Spidey quote!) If we put negative out there, it will come back. Again, it comes down to a question of which road do we take? Make your choices wisely!
- Creepy Magician (trangmoschino.wordpress.com)
- I The Magician (thequeenofchalices.wordpress.com)
- Arcana 1: Magician (voidarcana.wordpress.com)