I. The Magician

Creation, Unharnessed Power


A magician dressed in red and white, infinity over his head like a halo, a raised wand in his hand. Laid out before him is a staff, cup, sword, and pentacle.


Traveling on his way, the Fool first encounters a Magician. Skillful, self-confident, the powerful magus mesmerizes the Fool. When asked, the Fool gives over his bundled pack and stick to the Magician. Raising his wand to heaven, pointing his finger to Earth, the Magician calls on all powers and magically the cloth of the Fool's pack unfolds upon the table, revealing its contents. And to the Fool's eyes it is as if the Magician has created the future with a word. All the possibilities are laid out, all the directions he can take. The cool, airy Sword of intellect and communication, the fiery Wand of spirituality and ambition, the overflowing Chalice of love and emotions, the solid Pentacle of work, possessions and body. With these tools, the Fool can create anything, make anything of his life. But here's the question, did the Magician create the tools, or were they already in the pack? Only the Magician knows - and on this mystery, our eloquent mage refuses to say a word.

Divinatory Meanings

Creation, skill; eloquence, charisma, confidence. The magician represents doctors, scientists, mages. The depiction of the four aces represents raw power - as yet unharnessed.


The inability to make use of skills, abilities or tools. A con man, false prophet.

The Fool | The Magician | The High Priestess | The Empress | The Emperor | The Hierophant | The Lovers | The Chariot | Strength | The Hermit | Wheel of Fortune | Justice | The Hanged Man | Death | Temperance | The Devil | The Tower | The Star | The Moon | The Sun | Judgement | The World

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