Here we see a magician juggling balls of energy and a knife. Is he actually doing the work of physically juggling them, or is he doing the deeper job of keeping them suspended with his mind? Mixed among the balls are alchemic symbols such as the bird, the olive branch, the cup or Holy Grail, the fish, and a knife or grimoire. On his chest in an interlaced knot work design which when stripped of the decorative effect represents the limitless possibilities of Infinity. Notice that his cloak shows all four of the elements – water, fire, air and earth – the Magician can work with any element. The Magician’s expression is intent and focused on the task he is performing.
When the Magician appears in your spread he is telling you to pay attention! Are there opportunities coming your way that you aren’t seeing? Are you using your creativity in a positive way to manifest the reality you want to have happen? Are you using self-control? The Magician can also warn of some less than desirable human traits such as addictive behaviors (including substance abuse). The Magician may also be warning you that you are being weak unnecessarily and that by garnering your personal strength you can overcome a temporary period of insecurity or stagnation.