As I slowly work my way through adding the descriptions of the Major Arcana to this website, I spend a good deal analyzing the cards and my own experience with them. I just finished adding The Magician and I want to share here some of my additional insights. If there is a card that would summarize the idea presented in the famous book “The Secret”, it’s The Magician. I’m sure you all read about the Law of Attraction and the Power of Positive thinking. So what is the connection with The Magician? Magician is a very positive card predicting energy, new opportunities, action, and success. But when we look at the position of the card in the deck, it’s the number 1,  the first card after “The Fool”, the inexperienced youth setting off on his life journey. The Fool does not have much in his possession, except for a sack small enough that he can carry it on his back. After setting off on his journey, The Fool becomes The Magician. It’s not enough to just travel, we need a direction. And thus, The Fool, begins his master plan. He begins to paint his vision and by doing so, he paves his future life. One quote in the book “The Secret” particularly stuck with me: “Thoughts create things”. From a materialistic point of view, The Fool is poor and yet the Magician is such a powerful card! It’s because we do not need much to create — only our vision and our desires. These images in our mind, our inteligence, our talents are the tools, with which we conjure our universe.

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