We circle round creating sacred space,
Invoking from the Heavens holy grace.
We call the Gods to guard our solemn rite,
And ward this hallowed ground with walls of light.
Let sky above and earth below unite,
A bond established by Olympic might.
Let fear and discord leave without a trace,
And peace prevail within this holy place.
Let word be deed by this decree.
As it is said, so must it be!
— Apollonius Sophistes, from A Brumalia Ritual
Here’s one that, strangely, has never appeared, since I began offering my Card of the Week, several years ago. And it is one of my very favorites. The Magician is the initiator of consciousness and awareness. He is the true beginning of the Major Arcana sequence, the Royal Road of the soul’s journey. He has turned the Fool’s staff to a wand of power. Raising it above his head, he channels spirit energy from heaven to earth, making manifest his desire.
Upon his table lie all the tools of the Minor Arcana, symbols of the Elements: the Sword of Air, the Wand of Fire, the Cup of the Waters, and the Pentacle that is Earth. He stands, like a lightning rod, open to the holy flash of Spirit. He runs the energy of the Divine into the manifesting Earth – As above, so below.
The Magician is a receptor of power, a shaman who understands exactly how to receive the raw power of the Universe, and direct it to make, create, change, and shape the “real” world.
His is the power to tap into the Source of creation, and use it for his creative purposes. Such power is unstoppable, as long as he is willing to take action and the consequences — putting himself completely on the line.
This confidence can only come from his knowing who he is and the nature of his desire. He knows exactly what he intends to do, and why. Because he is crystal clear about his powers, his willingness, and his connection to the Divine, he acts without hesitation or doubt. In this way, he is able to achieve miracles.
This week, know that the power of the Multiverse is in your hands. Your life is a magical act of creativity. You have the skill and the power to shape-shift your reality into whatever your deepest desire may be. If you are a child of the Universe (and so you are, are you not?), then your true heart’s desire must be in harmony with the desire of Spirit Herself. Understand this.
Then, knowing your own heart, claim your power, focus yourself, and take action. Take it now. Act without doubt, hesitation, or hedging. Reveal your truth. The power is now given to you to create and make in your life the shining miracle of which you dream
For as it is spoken, so it must be.