When our Tarot card for today, the Magician, appears, its message is that you have all the resources you need at your disposal—how will you use them?
The Magician stands with the four representatives of the Minor Arcana (he holds the Wand, while the Sword, the Cup, and the Pentacle hover around him), each one symbolizing a different aspect of life (the Wand, his spiritual and business life; the Sword, his thought life; the Cup, his emotional life; and the Pentacle, his material life and physical well-being). This lets us know that we have all the tools and resources at our disposal in life—the question becomes how we will use what we’ve been given.
The Magician signals that we can use what we’ve been given either constructively or destructively. When seen in a negative light, he can be the Trickster or the Con-Man, practicing sleight-of-hand, manipulation, and deception. Think of the archetypes of the Snake Oil and old Car Salesmen, and you get the idea.
In the more positive light, our Magician has one arm raised, and one pointing to the ground, which symbolizes the spiritual principle of “as above, so below.” This says that he is aware that he is a channel for the Divine to work through him. He is also aware (as this card represents conscious awareness) that his experiences in the material world reflect his thoughts and actions of spiritual principles. In this vein, he realizes he is a co-creator with Spirit.
In metaphysics, it is said that every idea is contained within Divine Mind, and that when we have a “great idea,” we are really pulling that idea from that One Mind. Every person who has created and invented everything in this material world has undergone this process. They have taken that inspired idea/thought and given it form. And all the future inventions of our lives will come in the same manner.
And we are just like those creators and inventors. So, for today, consider what you have manifested in your life thus far. What possible thoughts about yourself and life have produced your experiences?
What inspired thoughts are you receiving that you could be taking action on—and manifesting (given them form)? If it’s coming to you, it’s quite possible that you have the tools at your disposal to make it happen.
What magic will you work today?