09 May 2014

Tarot Card Reading: The Magician 1st Major Arcanum

The Magician Tarot

The Magician is the first tarot card in the deck. It is known as "Le Bateleur. As you can see, on the card there is a man, who looks young, that is standing in front of a table. He is actually working.

This major arcanum is the life element, an active card. The card number being 1 (male) represents the Yang element.

The Magician's meaning

When spread normally, this card stands for the beginning of everything, the will and desire of an human being. It can also be a man's job or a new romance for a woman.

In the reversed way, this arcanum represents the troubles one can face at work. It relates also to the lack of self-confidence, some kind of apathetic attitude.

Basic meaning of a tarot card is interpreted according to the way the card is placed when doing the spread (upside down or right position).

For instance, our client is a man who desires to learn more about his occupation and the opportunities he can expect from it.

Predictions using four major arcana

We shuffle the deck of 22 tarot cards and place the arcana this way:

  • Left: Justice
  • Right: The Moon
  • Top: The Magician
  • Bottom: Wheel of fortune

Meaning of the spread:

The Justice on the left tells us that this man is able to succeed in his career (The Justice means stability and confidence); 

The Moon on the right means that he should not have a total confidence in his colleagues (the Moon represents hypocrisy and the lies); 

The Magician represents the profession of our consulting person; 

The Wheel Of Fortune means that this man will succeed in his career. 

The synthesis of these four cards is 10 which is the number of the Wheel Of Fortune. 

This card means that our consultant will have a great professional career but only if he does not care about his colleagues and their hypocrisy.

Universal Tarot of Marseille
(English and Spanish Edition)
If you are a beginner, then I highly recommend to purchase an original Tarot de Marseille deck. Using such a deck will help you better understand how reading the cards work.

Most of the time, by getting such a deck you are going to find an included guide. It is indispensable for you to start telling fortune to friends and relatives.

The Tarot de Marseille is the original game and is the one that will teach you how to read and interpret the cards so as to make good predictions.

More information about the Magician


If you want to get more information about this tarot card and its meaning, then I invite you to visit the tarot card The Magician here