The Magician: Predictive Tarot Card Meanings

Will is the central meaning of The Magician Tarot card. When he pops up in a Tarot reading, you can be assured that you have the determination to make your daydreams happen. Taking the initiative to start a business, find a new job or making love happen will be marked by The Magician.

The Magician Tarot card meaning for love, romance and relationships.

Willpower is often the main meaning for The Magician. You are all about setting goals and using pure will to see them through to the end. This card represents you manifesting your thoughts and desires into reality, as if by magic, in the future. Taking action now will eventually attract those fantastic opportunities you crave.

Hard work pays off with The Magician. You will display the ability to make something (such as a business) work. You’ll gain the drive to outdo any competition in your path.

Sometimes, The Magician Tarot card is indicative of skill, especially if that skill is something which requires hands-on work. Perhaps you have fresh and efficient ways of doing things others around you are not capable of copying? This is very true if there is also a Three of Pentacles or a Eight of Pentacles in your Tarot card spread.

Because stage magicians play tricks on the audience, The Magician has some negative attributes. Sometimes, this card can represent a conman character coming into your life. In love Tarot readings, The Magician can mark infidelity depending on surrounding cards. Deception is the negative face of a Magician.

In general readings which don’t have set questions, The Magician predicts the start of something new. You will have the willpower needed to get your new interest off the ground. It is for this reason The Magician usually predicts the start of a business, new job or hobby.

The Magician Love & Relationship Tarot Meaning

The Magician can take on two meanings in a love reading. The hand he plays depends on if the reading looks encouraging or not.

In a Tarot reading which looks favorable, The Magician means that you will get what you want from your relationship. If you have asked a question which requires a yes/no then the Magician always represents a yes. Therefore, if he is surrounded by good cards and the relationship seems to be running smoothly his appearance in a spread is fine (but I will say, there are more desirable cards out there).

In a Tarot reading which looks overly negative, The Magician is never a good omen for love. This card can mean that your partner is pulling the wool over your eyes and leading you on. They could be being unfaithful but can also be deceiving you about their financial situation either now, or in the future. Remain vigilant.

Personally, I believe The Magician has a somewhat positive meaning if you’re wondering whether your lover is going to come back or if there is going to be a reconciliation. The Magician can represent a spark within your ex becoming reignited. They will feel the urge to return to you. 

If you're wondering how someone feels about you, I would not read The Magician as a good sign. The Magician uses people and is only out for himself; he doesn't make for a desirable partner. 

In general, The Magician means that they do not see you as a person but as a means to an end. While they may not be out to hurt you in the beginning, if your relationship is not suiting them, they will have no second thoughts about cutting you off. 

The Magician Business & Career Tarot Meaning

The Magician is generally a desirable card in business and career readings because it is the card of will and willpower. Many people lack the level of commitment it takes to scale their business, and this is probably why most businesses fail. However, The Magician in a Tarot spread tells me that you have the ability to push forward with your goals (which is always a plus).

If The Magician appears in an outcome position, it can mean that something will happen in the future to give you a kick in the ass and get working. In the future, you will gain the willpower needed to move ahead with any plans you make, career-wise.

The only time I would worry about The Magician is if I was hiring or collaborating with another person on a project. This card can appear as a warning that they are not all they appear to be. You should be careful with who you choose to work with professionally.

The Magician Friends, Family & Social Media Tarot Meaning

Trying to grow your social influence and The Magician has appeared in your Tarot reading? If this sounds like you, then The Magician means that you will have the initial drive to grow your social media platforms. However, be careful not to overcommit yourself. Try to stick to a schedule which you can actually live with long-term. 

In these types of Tarot readings, The Magician can be a warning that a friend or family member is not all that you think they are. While they do not make things up out of thin air, they are likely to lie or bend the truth to suit the narrative they want you to believe. Be wary of this, and always check the facts before you repeat anything they have told you. 

 The Magician Health & Wellbeing Tarot Meaning

In historical times, The Magician often represented sickness and severe illnesses. I have found illness to be an accurate interpretation. If this card appears early on in a general reading, it can mean you experienced a disease or disorder in childhood. However, if the card falls into the future, it means that ill health will come later in life.

The Magician Spirituality & Psychic Development Tarot Meaning

The Magician Tarot Card Meaning

There are two faces of The Magician when he appears in a spirituality reading. If you’re reading about your psychic development, The Magician can have two meanings, which are both positive and negative.

On one hand, The Magician predicts that you will work with the law of attraction. Manifestation is a strong talent of yours and it is something which is likely to improve over the coming weeks, months and years. 

On the other hand, The Magician can mark the presence of a mentor, or authority figure who is out for themselves. They see you more so as a project than as a person and plan on using you to advance their own spiritual career. Therefore, I would be wary of spiritual teachers who claim to have all of the answers if The Magician has popped up in your psychic development reading.   

The Magician as a Positive, Strength or Advantage 

The Magician will appear in a positive, strength or advantage spread position when you have manifestation on your side. You have the power to create your own reality, so make sure that your thoughts match the things you want to attract. 

The Magician as a Negative, Weakness or Obstacle 

The Magician will appear in a negative, weakness or obstacles spread position when you are being played by another individual. Other people find it easy to manipulate you, and they do not have your best interests at heart. From now on, look out for yourself as you are the only person which you can trust. 

The Magician as a Yes or No 

The Magician is a yes or a ‘go for it’ for most types of readings. 

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The Magician Tarot card meaning. An illustration from the Major Arcana with the Rider Waite Tarot deck. Post by divination and fortune-telling with Tarot for love, romance and relationships. Ideal for readers who are just learning the interpretations.

The Magician Tarot card meaning. An illustration from the Major Arcana with the Rider Waite Tarot deck. Post by divination and fortune-telling with Tarot for love, romance and relationships. Ideal for readers who are just learning the interpretations.