The Magician Tarot Card Meaning

What is the meaning of the Magician Tarot card?

The magician shows the unimagined powers that lie dormant in you, through which you can move mountains.

But beware of delaying your plans and dreams for too long.

Let yourself be enchanted by his wisdom and learn what messages he has for you.

The Magician Tarot Card Meanings

The Magician Keywords

Upright: Power, Attentive, Drive, Concentration
Reversed: Overeagerness, Hesitation, Planless, Manipulation

The Magician Tarot Card Description

The Magician is numbered 1 and stands for the beginning and new chances that open up for you. He stretches one arm up towards the universe. With the other arm, he points to the earth.

The Magician is the link between the spiritual and material world. He has the power to use spiritual energies and make them real. Thus he can achieve his goals, which he has firmly in mind.

His gaze is clearly and firmly directed at the observer and gives the feeling of steadfastness and drive. The Magician’s clothing is white, indicating his clarity and purity. The color red in his robe represents his immense knowledge and extensive experience.

On the table are the four symbols of the Minor Arcana, a sword, a coin, a staff, and a chalice, which are assigned to the elements of air, earth, fire, and water.

The extensive power of the magician becomes clear by the fact that he has all four elements quasi at his free disposal and thus inexhaustible possibilities arise for him to work his magic.

Above the head of The Magician appears the upturned eight as a symbol of infinity, which reflects his unlimited possibilities. Around the magician blooming flowers arise, expressing the blooming ideas of the mage.

Through his energy, The Magician not only lets his ideas mature but is ready to manifest them in reality and then reap the fruits of his labor.

Upright Magician Tarot Card Meaning

The Magician stands for the fulfillment of your dreams, even if you no longer believe in them. Everything you need is already in front of you, like on the table of The Magician.

You only have to grab it and start to put your ideas and dreams into reality. Use your spiritual (fire), physical (earth), mental (air) as well as emotional (water) energies to finally make your wishes come true and manifest them in real life.

If you manage to bundle and channel the mentioned energies, almost unlimited possibilities are open to you. Just like the magician, only your imagination is the limit of what you can create.

The time of hesitation and doubt is now over. The Magician reminds you to finally step into action and become creatively active.

Your previous experiences, knowledge and perseverance, which you have acquired in the course of your life, are waiting to be used. End your daydreaming and decide to finally make your wishes come true.

Before your dreams can become real, you must have a clear and concrete idea of them. Become aware of “what” you want to achieve concretely “how”.

With a lot of concentration and dedication, you become the link between the spiritual and the real world and can transfer energies from one world to the other. Continue to be mindful while manifesting your dreams in real life.

Distractions are omnipresent and try to dissuade you from your purpose. Be inspired by The Magician’s dedication and steadfastness and remain focused and devoted to realizing your ideas.

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Upright Magician Tarot Love Meaning


If you are currently single and long for a partnership, the Tarot card of the Magician signals you to get active. Make the decision not to be alone anymore and let your thoughts follow your deeds.

Everything you need is already within you. All necessary tools are spread out in front of you. You only have to reach for them and new possibilities in love will open up for you. You will notice how your dreams will soon become real.

Take the concentration and willpower of The Magician as an example. Don’t lose sight of your goal to enter into a new partnership.

Maybe the next opportunity is already waiting for you at work, at your hobby or on your way to the grocery store? Be prepared and not let yourself be distracted by unnecessary things in everyday life. Be mindful and do not miss the opportunity to flirt.


In an existing partnership, the Magician Tarot card encourages you to live out engaging ideas with your partner. Maybe you have wanted to spend a romantic vacation with your partner for a long time. The pitfalls of everyday life have prevented this so far.

The Magician shows that now is the time to realize such wishes for togetherness. Plan with your partner how your new togetherness should look like.

Often your everyday life demands a lot from you and we feel very powerless, but through a time-out for you and your partner, new energies are released. Take the time for yourselves and feel the almost endless fresh power, which is also inherent in The Magician.

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Upright Magician Health Meaning

For your health, the Magician encourages you to trust more in your inner self-healing powers. To speed up the healing of an illness actively promote your health again, like through healing teas or cures and appropriate physical activity.

But even if you feel healthy and fit overall, it makes sense to strengthen your body and mind concerning upcoming diseases. Integrate physical exercise firmly into your daily routine and also strengthen your mental skills regularly.

The Magician also signals that you have a chronic or very long-lasting illness. You should take advice from a powerful healer who can give you new impulses for a cure or relief.

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Upright Magician Career Meaning

In a professional context, the Magician symbolizes that you should finally put your long-held ideas into practice. That will open up new career opportunities for you, which you can use to get ahead.

In addition, difficult challenges lie ahead of you right now, which you can only solve if you bundle all your knowledge and energy in a meaningful way. Do not let yourself be distracted by trivialities or distractions with colleagues, but always keep your goal in mind.

Use your power to give your career another boost by exceeding all expectations. You’ll be amazed at the magic you have in you and how you can enrich your job and transform it to your liking.

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Upright Magician Finances/Money Meaning

In a financial context, the Magician reveals that you now have enough financial resources to realize long-delayed dreams. Unlike the Fool, you do not take unnecessary risks in your undertakings but are aware of exactly how you use your money.

Observe exactly how your thoughts and behavior affect your finances. Develop new strategies to further strengthen your monetary security.

The Magician also encourages you to focus on the aspects and resources in life that will enable you to achieve comfortable prosperity. From these ideas, develop concrete plans for your further financial actions.

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Upright Magician Destiny Meaning

As a destiny card, the Magician stands for the realization of your dreams in life. Hold on to your visions, no matter how far or near they may be.

With appropriate energy and motivation, you will be able to move mountains and enchant your environment. Believe in your inner strength, which gives you the power to shape your life as you want it.

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Upright Magician Personality

As a personality card, the Magician stands for someone who is able to pitch in and make nails with heads. Thus, the person succeeds in almost everything he sets out to do in life.

In addition, the Magician describes a character who can fully focus on a task. No distractions from within or without can dissuade this person from its purpose.

Upright Magician Tarot Past/Future


You are still focused on matters from your past. By learning to let go, you can concentrate on the here and now.

Your energy from days gone by will now pay off. You can reactivate new powers through them.


You will have to do everything in your power to realize your dreams in the future. The shaping of your future is in your hands.

In the near future you should practice mindfulness. Thus you can recognize pitfalls as well as chances for you in time.

Upright Magician Tarot Card – Yes or No

The Magician Tarot card is a clear yes-answer to your question. You already have everything well planned out in your head, which is why a yes is the right option for you. The positive aspects of a yes decision clearly outweigh the negative ones.

You will even overcome obstacles that still arise in your mind due to your willpower and good planning.

Reversed Magician Tarot Card Meaning

The Magician Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

The Magician Reversed indicates a high degree of overzealousness in making your dreams come true. If you are rash and hasty in trying to realize your ideas, they will quickly disappear.

Keep in mind that manifesting ideas into the real world requires a lot of concentration and mindfulness to be successful. Take more time with your plans and you will see your dreams gradually become reality.

The Magician Reversed Tarot card reveals hesitation and procrastination concerning the realization of your dreams. Perhaps you are worried that you are not ready or do not have enough strength and energy to make your wishes come true.

Trust in your inner strength and resources and end your hesitation. Take the first step and with time, you will notice how your dreams slowly take shape. Take your time. Such a “magical” ritual often requires patience and can take days, weeks or months before you see results.

Your intuition will surely guide you. It is a driving force when it comes to the fulfillment of your dreams.

 The Magician Reversed symbolizes planlessness and distraction.

The less concrete your ideas are, the more difficult it will be to make them real. The Magician Tarot card also shows that you are very distracted and scattered right now, which means that you cannot focus your energies and use them for your ideas.

Keep practicing concentration and try to focus on one idea at first. Ask yourself why you want to make this idea come true and what is the best way to do it. The more concrete you are with your desires, the more you will be able to engage with them and realize them.

Another important message of the Magician Reversed is manipulation. If you manage to realize your ideas out of yourself, you will have success with them.

If you manipulate your fellow human beings and use them for your plans without them noticing it, the fulfillment of your dreams will be doomed to failure. Question your ideas and their implementation regularly and pay attention to your inner voice.

If you feel that an idea or its implementation feels “wrong” and it can only be realized at the expense of your fellow men, question yourself whether you are still on the right path and change your direction if necessary.

Reversed Magician Tarot Love Meaning


In a love Tarot context, The Magician Reversed can show you that you are acting too eagerly right now. Especially if you are single at the moment, you should slow down your eagerness to experience a new relationship.

Because overzealousness tends to scare off your counterpart and will leave you alone again in the end. The Magician Reversed Tarot card can also indicate that you are trying to live your love life too arbitrarily and haphazardly.

Too many other things are more important to you at the moment and keep you from discovering a new relationship. Try to concentrate on your desire to find a new partner again and fade out unimportant things. Then a new path in love will open up for you.


In a relationship, the Magician Reversed means that your partnership suffers from a lack of ideas and thus emptiness. Without new ideas and their realization of love, a relationship is not very attractive and dull.

Through new impulses, for example, through more time together, the energies, as they blazed at the beginning of your relationship, can rekindle and revive your love again. The Magician Reversed Tarot card also warns against manipulation and deception in love.

That can affect you as well as your partner. Deception and manipulation are poisons in a relationship and will destroy it sooner or later. If you have recognized where the deception comes from, discuss it openly with your partner and try to find a solution together.

Above all, be honest with yourself and think about how it could come to manipulation in your relationship. Once you have found the answer to this question, it is time for you and your partner to make a decision and put it into action.

Reversed Magician Health Meaning

The Magician Reversed warns you not to be overzealous when you have just recovered from an illness. There is a danger that your health will be severely affected again due to the increased stress and you will have to recuperate.

Furthermore, the Magician Reversed reveals that you don’t care enough about your health. You enjoy your current lifestyle. But in the long run, it bears high risks for your health.

You play with the idea of doing something for your health from time to time, but you still hesitate with the implementation. Set concrete and realistic goals to be more mindful of your body and mind in everyday life. This way, you build up stronger defenses against diseases.

Reversed Magician Career Meaning

Although there are many opportunities for advancement in your profession, the Magician Reversed card reveals that you are too hesitant to take advantage of these opportunities.

You lack confidence in your abilities to take on new tasks and the increased responsibility that comes with them. Nevertheless, face these challenges to learn and grow from your mistakes.

Furthermore, the Magician Reversed shows an intrigue against you in your work environment. You are being manipulated into doing disagreeable work for others.

Do not get involved in such games and use your knowledge of human nature to free yourself from such negative influences.

Reversed Magician Finances/Money Meaning

The Magician Reversed card shows that you are sometimes too hasty in risky investments. You would indeed like to make the big leap, fulfilling a luxurious life possible for yourself.

But don’t lose sight of the basic pillars of a good investment, such as planning, preparation and a lot of patience. Do not let yourself be persuaded by alleged “friends” to dubious financial transactions.

In the beginning, you may be promised fantastic returns in a short time. Promises that are too good to be true should always be met with a fair amount of skepticism. Their only purpose is to manipulate you into spending your money.

Reversed Magician Destiny Meaning

If you draw the Magician Reversed for your destiny, it means that you are facing some delays in your goals. Although you are eager to make your dreams come true, unexpected obstacles keep coming in your way.

Only with a lot of patience and perseverance will you be able to approach your goals step by step and achieve them.

Reversed Magician Personality

The Magician reversed symbolizes a rather haphazard character who just lives into the day. However, due to the lack of structure, mishaps often happen to someone like this.

Likewise, the Magician reversed can indicate a rather hesitant personality. Before deciding on something, the matter is first thought out to the smallest detail so that it is ultimately never realized.

Reversed Magician Tarot Past/Future


Someone from the past is still manipulating your thoughts and actions. Unmask such spell and it will lose its power over you.

Your hesitation in the past has blocked important chances on your way. Try to become more decisive.


Simply rushing ahead without thinking will cost you dearly in the near future. Therefore, curb your overzealousness and practice patience.

Without a fixed plan, your life will continue to be without a fixed structure to which you can orient yourself and which provides you with security.

Reversed Magician Tarot Card – Yes or No

Your overzealousness in this question can quickly become a stumbling block. Without good planning, the answer should be no for now.

At the moment, there are still too many uncertainties that could jeopardize your project. With a no, you have the opportunity to think about everything again in peace.

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