Elemental: The Magician carries the element of air, which represents solutions and thoughts.
Symbolism: The Magician card holds many symbolic elements.
A representation of each element lies upon the table: cup, sword, wand, and pentacle. The young man possesses the tools he needs.
The figure eight hovers above his head. This represents eternal life.
A snake wraps itself around the magician’s belly, devouring itself. This represents eternity.
Roses and lilies grow around the young man representing beauty and discovery.
The young man stands with one arm raised to the sky, while the other points to the ground. The saying, “What goes up, must come down,” comes to mind.
The Magician has studied his trade and is now ready to start his future. Some look upon the Magician as a young man just completing his training. Armed with his tools, he is ready to set about achieving his goals. His success is very likely.
When this card shows up in a reading, it tends to urge you to begin a project. Everything is in place, the knowledge and the tools, to achieve your goal. Learning is a never-ending quest. More knowledge can be possessed along your path.
It is a good time to start a new business, begin a new project, or a new job.
The Magician card can also represent a person. The person would be someone of knowledge and skill, perhaps already a success in his chosen field.