1. The Magician

     The Magician is the first card of the Major Arcana. This is the card of tools, awareness, knowlege, skill, dexterity and highest learning. He is the card of concious awareness. He stands before his alter with all the elements and tools in front of him. With his left hand to the sky and his right to the ground he declares "As above so be it the same below" This is the card that when it comes into your spread it is there to remind you that the tools are in front of you so now you have to learn to use your abilities wisely and discretely. Being that he is one step above the fool it would be easy for him to abuse what lies before him.
     This is the card of the initiate. The Major Arcana mark the paths of a spiritual journey from the creation of an idea or goal to the finalization or completion of it. This card is a stepping stone as it is the first one. It says to the person "Okay here are the elements of the journey laid in front of you. You have the tools now lets see if you can learn to use them to achieve the goal, or will you fail it because of irresponsibility?"

A Major Arcana always indicates and important event, category, or month, and will overpower all other cards in both impact and effect.
Many 1's would indicate that a situation is about to begin or is in the beginning stages.
The focus is on new beginnings, manifesting desires, love's urges , house or property, finance, and the future.
You want to begin something new, to "do, act, or go forth," and/or are hoping for a miracle in your life or affairs.
Though you don't think so now, a new romantic beginning or rekindled affair is at hand and a great love affair is imminent.
You will suddenly become more goal~oriented or motivated and will have the wherewithal to attract whatever it is you need in your work environment, and/or you will recieve a considerable increase in salary or income.
You'll be struggling to assert yourself or your work, but that is going to change dramatically.
It would be better to stay where you are than to go on a "wild goose chase", and if you've been concerned about the sale of a home or property, an offer will be accepted and it will be sold.
If you are planning a trip or vacation, you will have to cut it short or postpone it.
You'll begin a new project or venture similar to something you just finished (but better), and papers will be involved. If you have to take a test, you'll pass with flying colors. Or, a transfer of ownership will be processed and completed.
Expect a new beginning and a frest start. A new partnership can be in the makings.
If you can't have your relationship the way you want it, you won't be sure you want it at all.
You will be wound up and ready to go, ambitious, and in a state of positive expectancy, but at times you'll be too headstrong and impatient.
A new love or strengthened old one will have some happy surprises in store. This could also indicate a pleasant social event or get together.
You are going to have to wait a day or so before you can resolve a dilemma, find what you need, or get a problem corrected.
A new course of action will ensue with a relative or there will be a change of existing plans with a family member and/or you will feel slighted by a relative.
You will experience stress and/or will find it difficult to ascertain the problem or obtain the correct medication.
You will do very well financially or in your business transaction.
In time, you will experience a new beginning and attain that which you asked for, wanted or envisioned.
You will get some much~needed help, advice, or counsel from a friend.
Expect a rewarding financial transaction, call for work, and inquiry.
Someone will try to deliver a package but you won't be home to recieve it, or you will recieve a letter regarding a financial transaction that will need to be acted on.
You are going to have trouble maintaining a consistent attitude.
You will be disappointed because your romantic desires will be unfulfilled at this time, or you will have problems related to the sale of a home or property. Don't worry, it's not going to last.
The old way is going to die and the new way begin. "The king is dead, long live the king!"
Expect a change in you love life because an aura of romance is going to prevail, bringing a new love or strengthening an old one.
You are going to realize that in the fulfillment of one desire lay the seeds of another.
You will be feeling that you're doing all the giving and that it's being taken for granted, or that what you're giving is unappreciated.
You will be successful in money matters, creative pursuits, new projects or ventures, and any endeavor that you can do on your own.
Luck will be with you in landing a new job or employment opportunity and/or beginning a new business.
You will be grateful for a lucky financial break or transaction, or the manifestation of an idea.
Mundane:A situation has been (or soon will be) presented that has all the inherant components of the manifestation of your desires. Take the best from it or move on it, because it is through this that a new potential will emerge.
Esoteric: You are only at the very first stage of your development and you must understand your place in the Cosmic Scheme of things. The Universe always gives more than you can conceive of or ask for … all you have to do is accept more. "Thou shall decree a thing and it shall be established unto thee".
The result will be up to you. It depends entirely upon your intention, and desire, or how much you want it.
You are going to begin again on a new foot, or with a new partner.

     There is a myriad of symbolisms on this and many of the other cards in both the major and minor arcana. In order to present a comprehensive and easy to use as a reference source set of pages for this and other cards, I will refrain from going into great detail regarding the individual symbols on the cards. On a future date I will go over the more explicit aspects of them. If you have a question regarding a particular symbol you can email me at Tamerin. I would also like to hear from you on some of your interpretations of this particular card or any other that you would like to discuss. Please use above email link.