Deck: Standard Rider-Waite
Card: The Magician Reversed
Card Type: Major Arcana (major archetypes of life, represents the greater themes of life including the big transformations we go through and the spiritual truths that make up the universe)
Element: Air (the mind, thoughts)
Number: 1 (the seed, the starting point, the initiatory force of the universe
Chakra: Root/Base (Muladhara- grounding, survival, manifestation;
Solar Plexus/Navel (Manipura – vitality, will, determination;
Crown (Sahasrara – consciousness and connection with the universe)
I-Ching Hexagram: Qian (the prime creative force, full of power and skill)
Rune: Ansuz (wisdom, knowledge, insight, and mental stability)
Colors: Yellow (wealth, inspiration, optimism) Red (fire, beauty, passion), and White (clarity, newness, perfection)
Keywords: lacking skills or resources, intention without action, trickery, illusion
When The Magician appears reversed, you are likely having trouble connecting your intentions and your actions.
You may be doing a lot of work, but are getting nowhere. If this is the case, ask yourself if you are prioritizing your tasks appropriately in order to achieve what you want or if you actually know what you want. Look around at your environment to see if there is something blocking you.
You may be doing a lot of brainstorming or talking about your goals, without doing the work necessary to achieve them. Ask yourself what is keeping you from taking the correct and necessary action.
Someone else may appear to meet their goals and achieve their dreams so easily. It’s more likely though that this person has worked hard and been disciplined in their work.
Finally, the Magician may appear reversed when someone is using their energy towards a questionable purpose, possibly something unethical or something that will hurt someone else.
Take-Away Message: You are magickal! You can take a thought and transform it into something real and tangible. Today, set an intention and follow-through with the appropriate actions. And if you don’t know what those actions are, find out. No excuses. Don’t just talk about it. Be about it.