The Magician is the tarot card that gives us the ability to use every resource at our disposal along with absolute control over everything that happens around us. It is important to know that we are never at the mercy of our circumstances, and we can live a full life with whatever we have. It is an attempt to open our eyes to our inner powers and unlimited potential. We are bestowed with unlimited energy, and this card enables us to understand that it is in our hands to utilize this energy to fulfil our needs. We are supposed to recognize our potential and use our power for beneficial purposes, for ourselves and others. The Magician symbolizes self-belief and assertiveness, and a clear focus on what needs to be done. by the power of sheer willpower, we are able to achieve miracles, that seem magical. In a tarot reading, the Magician encourages us to harness our power, and channel it with awareness towards getting what we want from life.
The usage Arcana stems from the word Arcane. ‘Major Arcana’ means ‘the big secret’. The Major Arcana deck of Tarot comprises of the first 22 cards in the deck. These cards signify the major events in the journey of life of a person from birth to death, and rebirth. Each of these 22 cards has a particular meaning to convey, a definite significance. For instance, The Fool, the first of the Major Arcana cards, signifies the innocent baby embarking on the journey of life; The Lovers is the card of the heart and relationships; The Chariot signifies an ongoing journey; The Death is the card of eternal change, or rebirth; The Moon means the gaining of inner knowledge; and The World signifies the end of the cycle of birth and reincarnation.