Saturday, October 4, 2014

Learn Tarot by Comparison - The Magician

Next up in comparing the tarot is The Magician.
To start this journey at the beginning please see my previous post on The Fool.

The key terms I think of when I see The Magician are: Mastery, Wisdom, Power, and Manifestation.

For this comparison, I have used these decks:  Crystal Visions Tarot, Sun and Moon Tarot, The Housewives of Tarot and The Gilded Tarot.
In all of the cards you can see that The Magician is manifesting something.

Maybe this isn't so clear with The Housewives of Tarot, but if you take into account that these cards are based off 1950's living, the coveted washing machine is totally fitting.

With the other decks, they seem to be manifesting something spiritual. The ability to manifest desires makes The Magician seem wise and powerful. He is connecting the heavens and earth to bring his desires to fruition.


The other key term and a very important aspect is Mastery. He is the master of his own destiny, he is the master of his own circumstances.

You can draw this conclusion from the symbols of the minor arcana all being included with The Magician. I especially love the way it is depicted in The Gilded Tarot. The Magician looks so in control of all aspects of the tarot (of life).

What do you see when you compare these cards? Try comparing a few decks and let me know if you're making the same connections!

Again, I hope you're finding this way of teaching helpful!

Thanks for stopping by!

Head over to The High Priestess to continue.