I drew this card the other day when asking for insight about finances: The Magician. The first thing I’ve always thought when this card shows up has to do with one creating one’s own reality. I’ve softened that over time and think of it as more having to do with how one chooses to experience one’s reality (or transcending reality!) But it’s a balancing act since seeing life as magical even when one level of our mind would be telling us it apparently sucks! Yeah, a real bummer–that is.
Sometimes I think of this card in terms of that phrase, “as above, so below”–and that always refers to astrology. I mean just look at the card itself and how the magician is pointing to the sky with one hand and to the ground with the other. Maybe this card means something like, “Don’t ask me, consult astrology for that answer!” LOL
I don’t know what others would have to say about the card of the Magician coming up for a financial question–the authors of tarot books generally give good marks for finances when the card comes up in a reading about money. One author describing The Magician gave this interpretation regarding finances–and I will have to paraphrase because I’m going from memory: too much money or success can cover up, screw up or confuse one’s values. That’s probably a good point to consider.
Financial concerns do seem to keep me on the higher path I suppose and when money is rolling in, that feeling of… well, lets say humility can suffer a bit. I don’t know if these thoughts are valid insights to apply to The Magician card or maybe that’s just ‘me’.
The energy seems to need be be kept in balance–that’s another feeling-type insight that the card conveys to me personally.
As I contemplate this card further to squeeze every bit of divination out of it, I find that the card does seem to have a strong connection to my financial life. Financial results do come as a result of what we’d call “confident prayer” or on a weaker day as a result of sending out an S.O.S. because the rent is coming due and funds are low. Usually I can connect incoming numbers with a recent prayer, invocation or sometimes just being generous to others does it—creates some meaningful financial magic.
I really do see the financial ups and downs as a significant and intricate part of my spiritual path. I suppose I can make peace with the fact that if I was rolling in greenbacks that it may stroke too much ego or confuse my values–yet, I think my values are pretty strong; but I still get the point.
I don’t ask for more than I need usually and find my desires are usually met and then some (I’d like it all to work a bit faster but then again it would seem less magical when my financial needs are met and exceeded in significant timing). That may be because usually when I set my mind and heart onto the task (as in the image on the card of the magician who has all his ‘tools’ at the ready), there’s one thing I always add to my intention and that is “This or something more or better” . Why limit one’s self or The Divine– ?
Probably so much more one could say about The Magician and Finances but time for the next appointment….
ADDENDUM: Oh, and as far as the Magician saying, “What the heck do I know?–go check your astrology chart”, at the present time Transiting Venus is merged with (conjunct) Transiting Jupiter–both planets have money associations (archetype meanings). Venus rules the 2nd house of money and Jupiter makes everything lucky and expansive. Venus kisses Jupiter (as above, so below) and shazam! It might just be a good day to play the lotto! Just sayen’.