Ruled By Mercury
figure represents a traveling entertainer and show-man, a
common enough character in medieval Europe. Part
Mountebank, Part Wiseman and possibly also a Pick-Pocket,
the magician lived on a fringes of the Law and was
regarded with a mixture of fascination and suspicion by
both the authorities and the people. Whenever he appears
in the card, you can be sure that the old adage of 'the
quickness of the hand' deceives the eyes' is coming into
Magician is always Number One - at center stage and in the
spot light. This apparent forthrightness is misleading,
because there is always something going on behind the
image exudes originality and confidence. The Card is
associated with positive actions, individuality and
Generally, the card shows new beginners, the start of a
new cycle, essence of purpose, will power and initiative.
The Magician is a card of potential showing the importance
of a new enterprise.
Meaning: Trickery and deception are the negative phase of
the magician. Be careful in whom you place your trust.