The Magician tarot card is Mercury magic, evoking the deity that was once seen as the most powerful of all. It represents synchronicity, wit, and genius on call.
To give you an idea, from my 12-Card Tarot reading
The Magician in the 12th House
You’re secretly…magic. You’re guided or protected by a benevolent force – particularly so far as this specific dilemma or your current situation is concerned. Expect a dazzling, witty omen, sign, or synchronicity.
The Magician in the 5th House
You Tried Being Normal…and it didn’t work. Downregulating your vibe to satiate conventional people won’t work either. Magical realism is back and you’re about to see the living proof of it: in creativity, commerce, a romance, or in the mirror.
It’s always a joyous card to see in a Tarot read, dream or vision. I am fortunate in that I have experienced the latter! It was under the least ‘new age’ circumstances imaginable, appropriate for a Trickster archetype I guess.
At 19 I met an older, ostensibly very “spiritual” semi-well-known musician. He talked a lot about karma, Rumi, how the universe was structured (because he knew, apparently) his theories on a particular variety of Dreamweed and my tits. I hated him by the time he’d evidently passed out on my bed, where I did not want him to be and was praying he’d accepted I was not interested in what he wanted.
Lying awake, feeling trapped, angry, exhausted, stupid and unsafe, I tried to determine if he was genuinely asleep or feigning it so he could make his move if I fell asleep. I also swore off everything esoteric. I vowed to have nothing more to do with a single magical anything. No astrology, Tarot nor dream interpretations.
My logic was that if the pretentious oaf and potential abuser in bed next to me – against my stated will – was evidence of an “esoteric person,” fuq it. At that point, the room I was in faded away and I was there but also…elsewhere. I saw him, the Magician tarot card character in reality.
The Magician is Maximal Synchronicity
He was in a place that seemed like an alternate dimension, ludicrously high above everything and with precisely the same four Tarot elements on a table in front of him as in the card. There were other items on there that I did not have time to absorb -magical tools, directional devices like 3d compasses.
Golden light flooded the room and permeated my being, the Magician smiled the most indescribably awesome smile at me, and I sat up in bed with my arms flung out. Mystical experiences are unmistakable. They can’t be faked or bought on by drugs, chanting, affirmations and so on.
For the record, I was on no drugs when this vision occurred and it was undeniably, breathtakingly supernatural. To this day I am not entirely sure why I was so blessed but FYI, it was Uranus square my natal Uranus. It occurs to everyone at about the same age but still, that plus Mars conjunct my Neptune were definitely factors.
Anyway, I sat up all of that night, elated – writing, reading, thinking. The faux new age guy left the next morning, without a single word exchanged – I was still in my golden bubble and it was as if something just whooshed him out the door.
We Are The Spell
Magic is real, and we are the spell. We just need to create the right consciousness and environment to realize it. I believe in Tarot, Astrology, Feng Shui and Geomancy etc to inform and align. No dogma that stigmatizes people because of their race, gender or sexuality can be magic. If you cultivate your intuition and stay open to Quintessence or 5th Element energy, then the information is there, all around you.
You access it in your dreams and by listening between the lines when people speak. The Magician Tarot card is about the power to make connections at Warp Speed and to conjure up a new theory of personal relativity from random bytes of data. It’s second sight, sixth sense, and instincts that become more lucid and directional, the more you pay attention to them.
Look to Mercury in your birth chart for more of a sense where the Magician energy is most at play in your natal astrological energies.