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Tarot - The Magician Card
By Ashleigh Stewart
Article courtesy of Lotus Tarot library.
Introduction to the Magician
I would like to introduce
you to the Magician who rules Key One in the Major arcana. The Magician
is a very important ‘character’ in the Tarot as it is he who
portrays the creative intelligence that rules the Universe. When we have
a thought, an idea or when we are inspired to introduce new projects into
our life, we must then gather up all of our resources in order to be able
to manifest our will, thus creating our own reality.
In many Tarot decks the image of The Magician is shown where he stands
over a table which displays an object that represents each one of the
four elements. The Wand of inspiration, the Cup of emotion, the Sword
of intellect and the Coin of practicality are the objects that represent
the four elements Fire, Water, Air and Earth. The Magician has mastered
the skills required to use all the creative potential that exists in these
elements toward bringing whatever it is he desires into reality. It is
these four elements that are essential to be united and balanced in order
to achieve the successful manifestation of our ideas to life. It is very
important that we learn to appreciate these elements as being valuable
tools that are available to aid us through our journey of life.
What is the value of being inspired if we cannot learn to trust that
inner creative instinct we all have? It's ultimately important to
trust and follow our instinct to be able to create for ourselves the new
experiences and challenges we need in our lives that will eventually bring
us our growth.
To deny that inner voice that acts to guide us through our lives will
only result in slowing our growth or in complete stagnation, depending
upon the severity of the individual situation. Whether or not we will
succeed in achieving any of our goals depends entirely upon how confident
we are in expressing new ideas and whether or not we believe in our own
abilities to succeed.
It is a common problem for the best of us that we
do not think we are good or able enough to succeed in life. If this is
the case for you then consider this! Everything begins with our self and,
it is our own thoughts, words and actions that create our reality. So,
a change of attitude to that of a more positive one certainly will be
more productive. Also, keep this point in mind, how can we ever convince
anyone else of our potential or expect them to believe in our abilities
and qualities if we don’t ourselves? Think about it!
We must learn to trust the power of our own ‘Magician’ within.
He is our guide in life, our personal source of power and ‘magic’
that we need to direct our thoughts and intentions toward fruitful manifestation.
This is the first stage toward achieving growth in any experience we embark
upon in our life. I believe this is the most important stage, as without
that inspiration and using our power to create, we will never flourish
in our development as a human being. We are all endowed with an abundance
of creative potential and energy to move with in our lives, however, are
we ‘tapping’ into that essential source of energy completely
and effectively enough? Are we aware of its power or do we prefer to shy
away and deny our instinct as being a figment of our imagination? If we
don’t believe in our own potential, creative individuality and inner
‘genius’, then how can we ever expect to progress in life
or achieve any of our dreams and desires?
The Magician who resides within each and every one of us has the power
and skill to create beyond even your own imagination! Though you must
learn to trust that and never ever doubt you own individual potential.
We are all here to grow and we must use our internal personal resources
fully and wisely in order to move in life and to grow and evolve.
Learn to trust the Magician and he is sure to help you on your way. If
he shows up in your reading then it may well imply that now is the time
to explore your limitless inner source of creativity, rather than using
your analytical, rational mind. Realize that your own thoughts, words
and actions create your reality and this is why it is so very important
to trust your own inner Magician and to allow him to help you use all
of your internal resources towards creating the life that you desire and
to the maximum of your abilities. You are the master of your own destiny
and how you choose to live your life is entirely your own responsibility,
so why waste any opportunity to make your dreams a reality? Start changing
your life today to bring in the new experiences you need in order to reach
your personal level of growth and attainment. This is required of you
to be able to live in the most fulfilling way possible and to bring you
true happiness inside and out. This is why we are here after all, to live
the fullest life possible, to be happy and of course, to grow and evolve.
In my next article we will move onto Key Two of the Major arcana which
is ruled by ‘The High Priestess’. The High Priestess teaches
us about the inner depth, intuitive awareness and hidden powers that are
available when we are able to tap fully into the depths of the female
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