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Tarot Card of the Week: August 13-19, 2012 – The Magician

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will.
~ George Bernard Shaw

How exquisite!  For this divine week of the New Moon, now moving into the heart of the harvest season, we are graced by the rarely seen Magician.

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, which are the 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.

He is surrounded by white lilies and red roses, a recurring theme in the Tarot, referring to both purity and passion.  Above his crown chakra is the lemniscate, symbol of his connection to Eternity.

His is the power to tap into the Source of creation, and use it for his creative purposes. He shares the gifts of both concentrated will and full 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.

During the New Moon, the time is perfect to sow the magical seeds of your intentions. How might you use your skills to manifest, communicate, and create?

In the days ahead, you may 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 is a reminder that by opening to Spirit, and letting Her Divine Will move through you, you may find your deepest desires coming true. When you are the channel for Source, the power of the Multiverse is in your hands.

Your life is a magical act of creativity. The power is now given to you to be fully aware of this.

What wonders need conjuring?  What transformation is waiting for revelation? How will you create the shining miracles of which you have dreamt?

For as you so will it, so it must be.

Blessings to you and all who dwell in the circle of your influence.

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  • August 13, 2012, 3:18 pm Madeline

    Beth, thank you for sharing even while on retreat.I needed this, this week!! It’s a potent time.. A Saturn return year always is… how’s yours going, dear friend?? I just completed mine..moved, gave away,donated, threw away 40 years of STUFF when we moved (suddenly..) and now getting accustomed to a new, more compact and appropriate lifestyle.. many many other Saturn changes, will PM you..


  • August 13, 2012, 3:35 pm Maria

    Interesting… The Magician has been on my mind a lot lately as I move into a time where I want and need to manifest changes I’ve been working on for quite some time. Thank for the insight! Enjoy your retret!

  • August 14, 2012, 12:53 am Belinda

    Yes. I am glad this card has been turned 🙂

  • August 14, 2012, 1:37 pm Aphrodisiastes Le Fay

    Beth, darling, you are sublime! :^)

  • August 15, 2012, 7:57 am Theresa ~EagleHeart~

    Synchronistically last moonth when I did my New Moon reading – and always draw a seed card for the NEXT new moon- I too had the Magician come up as the seed card for THIS New Moon. Must be a Powerful Leo conjunction ahead!