A powerful message appears for us this week, and one I think will especially resonate for those of us who are working with The Artist’s Way. 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, to create, to change, and to shape outcomes in the “real” world.
His is the power to tap into the Source of creation, and use it for his creative purposes. He shares the gifts of concentrated will and consciousness. Such power is unstoppable, as long as he is willing to take both the action and the consequences — putting himself completely on the line.
Now is the time for you to use all your skills as a communicator and creator, and to work with intention the magic of the four elements (Air, Fire, Water, and Earth). In the days ahead, you will find that you are capable of great mental focus and can take the initiative with ease.
While you may have trouble taking orders (because your own ideas are so powerful and creative), this is the ideal time for you to manifest your own heart’s desires. You can now channel all that you have spent a lifetime learning, using your powers for exactly the tasks of your own choosing.
However, beware of your ego becoming inflated, or distorted by this power surge. The shadow side of the Magician is his ability to project his own agenda on everything and everyone around him. Everything is not always about you.
Similarly, avoid becoming frustrated, wanting instant results. You must learn to be more tolerant with others, as they do not always agree with or possess your vision. They, too, are The Magician in their own world.
Still, this great gift this week is a reminder that by opening to Spirit, and letting Her Divine Will move through you, you may find your deepest desires coming true. Now is the time to 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. The power is now given to you to create in your life the shining miracle of which you dream.
As you so will it, so it must be.