The card represents the critical factor for the issue at hand. The Magician: Mastery over word, mind, and matter. The ability to turn ideas into actions, handle problems, and control one’s life. The initiation of new projects, great works, or a new way of life. Eloquent and moving communication. Arcane and eldritch technologies.
The symbols surrounding any occult practice are the essence of that practice. I was drawn to the Tarot as a means of illuminating the readings I gave my clients. I am personally entranced by symbols, hidden meanings and possibilities.
The Magician stands with his scepter pointed at the heavens and his other hand points to the Earth. The message this elucidates is “As above, So Below” and, in a reading, shows me that the subject has the ability and the desire to create their desires in their daily life. They need only a road map and guidance. They have the capacity to manifest their dreams.
Mastery over word, mind and matter come when one is in a state of calmness. They are nowhere to be found if your mind is scattered, if your words are unconsidered and if you are constantly focusing on that which is not, but that which you must have. Being in a state of calm, peace in your heart, brings potentialities and coincidence to your life so that what you want unfolds in front of your eyes.
This operated for me years ago on a material level. I have three examples of how this worked. First, when I started out as a working psychic, I had to get known so that I could build a clientele. I did classes at Adult Education in metro Detroit. I gave every student mini readings and they would then call me for a complete reading or perhaps schedule a group. I worked from the fall until February reading 30 people a week outside of class. I was burnt out. I had in my mind that I needed time off. Starting in March of 1988 I got that time off. People quit calling. I had no work. I started to panic, although I had mentally established the idea of a down time. I didn’t know what to do.
I began visualizing what I needed. I saw $50 bills floating into my mailbox, I visualized answering the phone and making appointments. I began to get more clients, more readings. After that, I never told the Cosmic Consciousness that I needed time off. I accepted my work as it came, without conditions.
When I started assembling a quilt collection for sale in 1996, I was enthralled with certain kinds of quilts. At first these were traditional quilts and then I became fascinated with African-American quilts and their impact on my eye. I daydreamed about the quilts i wanted. I saw a Princess Feather quilt, or a Rose Wreath or a French Basket …….. and within days these quilts would present themselves to me and they were in my price range so that I could buy them. Whenever I wanted a particular quilt, it would show up. I didn’t notice it at first, but as I continued to put out my shopping list and it continuously became reality, I got it. I was creating my reality.
At one point my mother and I were talking on the phone. It was June and she was worried. They had property taxes coming due and their income, a retirement income, made paying that bill difficult. They couldn’t seem to save money back for the taxes each month because they had such a strict budget. I certainly understand that now.
When Mom told me of her worries, I said to her, “Don’t worry Mom. I’ll play Dad’s lucky number in the lottery and we’ll pay your taxes.” That night I dreamt that I was buying something. The numbers came to me as 595 or 995. When I awoke I remember the dream but I had two numbers to play, not just one. These were neither of them Dad’s lucky number so I played that too. I put $2 straight on each number and also I played them in a box.
I got the Detroit Free Press every morning. When I woke up the next day, I checked the lottery numbers. The number 595 had come in, one of the very numbers I had played. And it came in the day after I had spoken with Mom about her financial worries. I won $1000 plus the money from the box ticket. I laughed. I called Mom and told her. I think she had to sit down. The taxes got paid that year. And my Dad’s first response when Mom told him I’d won the tax money? He told her to tell me they didn’t need it ……….. they got it anyway.
That was The Magician. That was me, in my mind, creating the circumstances I needed at the moment. It has worked for me many times, like the time the province came to see how much damage was done to our property during Hurricane Juan. We had lost a lot of shingles off the roof and that was covered by insurance. We had also a stand of five old trees. Two of them lost large branches, but one tree had this big limb that was wrapped around the trunk of the tree like a piece of string. My husband used a chain saw and a hand saw to remove that twisted limb. He had to be very careful because of the energy in that twisted limb which could spring back to its original shape if the limb was cut in the wrong place.
Someone from the province came out and asked us what losses we’d had, since the emergency clean-up fund was going to cover the costs. We explained about the trees …….. and the province sent us a check for $2,000. We needed that money for another bill, another item to be ticked off the list of items that needed paying. It came out of the blue, and it was amazing.
When you need something, really need something, invoke your Magician, that magical person that lives inside of you at all times. Just invoke your Magician and sit back and wait for what you need …… believe me, it will show up.