Magician Card Spread

365 Tarot Spreads: Revealing the Magic in Each Day - Sasha Graham 2014

Magician Card Spread

On This Day

The Magician’s iconography in historical tarot depicts him as swindler or slight-of-hand artist. Not until the formation of esoteric decks did occultists get hold of the Magician and elevate him to the level of magus.

Today is National Magic Day. Whether you prefer the magical meandering of Harry Potter, feats of modern magicians like David Blaine, or the hallowed grounds of the ceremonial magicians, you can celebrate the day by performing the Magician Card Spread.

Summation of Spread

The Magician represents pure will; he is able to cast magic as he pleases. He represents the ability to make something happen—a reminder of inner strength, resolve, mastery, and charisma.

The Magician Card Spread is based on symbols found on the Magician tarot card. It probes your connection to matters of personal power.

Cast Your Cards

Use this spread to answer any question. Format your question before casting the spread or simply let the cards answer the questions posed. Pull the Magician card from your deck. Placing it in the center of the Magician Card Spread, cast your cards around it as follows:

1. Magic Wand: Where do I receive power?

2. Pointing Finger: Where do I direct my power?

3. Lemniscate: How do I keep positive energy moving?

4. Items On Table: What tools sit at my disposal?

5. Roses: What is manifesting?

6. White Lily: What is transforming?

7. Uroboros (snake belt): What is reborn?

8. Yellow Background: How does my imagination serve me?