25 May 2014

More Ways To Read the Magician Tarot

As said in another article, there are many ways in which psychics read the cards. This applies to all major and minor arcana in the tarot deck.

The Magician has so many different meanings whether you make a reading for love matters, career, health, money... All different possibilities are influenced by the cards in the Magician's neighborhood. In addition to the category the card is supposed to provide information, the arcanum before it, the arcanum after it, have some kind of influence, good or bad.

Different interpretations of the arcanum

In case of sessions relating to love matters, the arcanum will not always give you the same answer for a man or for a woman. As an example, when it comes to women, this card generally relates to a new relationship, a man that the woman is about to meet, an ex that is about to get back to her...

For men the card may have the same meaning but can also be related to their career even though the question is based on love things. This influence probably dates back to these times when men were supposed to work to feed their families.

One is not obliged to spread a cross in order to find the answer. One can make an inline spread for such a purpose. The inline spread is one that I particularly like as it allows me to give more information than when I use a simple cross. 

With inline spreads, I can clearly see the cards that influence the others. That type of games also enables me to have a better view of which card is more important, and the one that is bearer of news. I never spread more than 5 major arcana in this set.

A non-contractual inline spread - one of my favorite ones

The Magician psychic love reading

A woman asks a question about her sentimental life. She is single, had a few failed relationships in the past, she wonders if she is about to meet someone new, find love and happiness.

If I get this line of cards:

Death  -  Temperance  -  Magician  -  Sun  -  Judgement 

Given the situation I could say that the woman is about to start a new chapter of her life. Death does not always imply bad things. In fact it symbolizes the end of something and the beginning of something else. Since the very next card is highly positive the noname arcanum announces good opportunities. 

Our client is going to meet new people and communicate a lot. The Temperance relates to communication as well as patience. This enables me to predict lots of contacts with people. 

The Magician tells me that this woman will meet someone during those times when she's communicating (communication implies people around her). 

The Sun is bearer of promises of happiness. This happiness cannot have another concern than this new relationship since it is sourrounded by the Magician and the Judgement.

The Judgement confirms that this is going to happen very soon. This arcanum relates to speed as well as law/lawyer things. If the Judgement would have been neighbor to the Tower or the Justice, one might have been able to think about a lawyer or policeman or so. But none of these cards were spread so it relates to speed.

Career reading with the Magician tarot

Let's shuffle things a little bit and see how one could read this very same spread for a man who wants to know what his career is about to turn into.

So we have the same cards and:

Death: this arcanum is synonym of change, when surrounded with positive cards, the change is for the best.

Temperance: a little patience and/or communicating with accurate people will be helpful. Here the Temperance does not provide us with a lot of information as it is directly neighbor with the card related to the career. But if one places a minor arcanum on it, one might get more info.

Magician: a new job opportunity is about to come and our consultant is going to find it highly attractive. I am able to state that because the next card is a positive one.

Sun: indeed, the offer is attractive as the Sun is a highly positive card that brings all the best news. This new job opportunity is going to provide our consultant with more attractive tasks, wages and future.

Judgement: the Judgement here may imply that these good news will not take long to take effect but it can also mean that our consultant is about to find a new job opportunity in a field that is tied to law/lawyers/police, etc. A sixth card is therefore necessary if one wants to learn more. Though the sixth card should be a minor arcanum as major ones are not going to provide more information.

I hope that you will put these tips into action in your next spread. In case you just want to use these tricks to better understand your own fortune-teller predictions, then I recommend to ask her the cards she pulled out when doing the reading. This way you will be able to compare her reading with the few meanings I provided.

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