The Magician is the card of manifestation: turning dreams into reality. Numbered “1,” the Magician is in charge and ready to make it happen, no matter what. When the stars align, he is “the One.” He is resourceful and he has everything he needs at his disposal: wands, cups, swords, and pentacles. He symbolizes everything in the saying, “As above, so below.”
The Magician has access to infinite potential, as denoted by the infinity sign above his head. He is confident that he can bring whatever he wants into fruition, because life and love is abundant for him.
If you are asking about how someone feels about you, and you draw the Magician, that means that this person feels that you are very special, and that you might be “the One.” They feel that they can talk to you about anything and everything, and that you stimulate and satisfy them on all levels: physically (pentacles/earth), emotionally (cups/water), spiritually (wands/fire), and intellectually (swords/air). They feel that you understand them at a very deep level. Their feelings for you go beyond just potential, because they see your relationship manifesting in reality. This is real, and this is amazing!
The Magician as feelings means that they feel charmed and inspired by you. You make them feel magical. They feel excited and happy to be alive. They feel creative and in touch with their “why” and their intention, extending to the depths of their soul. You make them feel confident in themselves and in their relationship with you. They have a vision for where you are in their life, and a vision for where you both can go together.
For singles and those embarking on new relationships, the Magician can be a sign that someone has fallen head over heels for you and is eager to take your relationship to the next level. Unlike the Fool, the Magician’s feelings go beyond butterflies and initial infatuation. It’s so easy for the two of you to communicate. They are excited to work together with you to create a mutually satisfying relationship, founded on a shared vision.
For existing relationships, the Magician means that they truly feel that you are their partner in life and soulmate. You’ve experienced so much together and you have been there for each other, through thick and thin. You’ve been there in the trenches for each other. You were there for them when they had nothing. You created this life together, and it’s a sight to be seen. They admire you and how you’ve worked together to create a beautiful and abundant relationship. They feel excited to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
If you are asking about an old flame or an ex’s feelings about you, the Magician can symbolize that their old feelings for you have been reignited. They remember what you shared and what you had together, and how special your relationship was. They may feel that the grass is not greener on the other side. They feel an urge to return to you. It’s possible that they will reach out soon. If they do, they will likely make their intentions very clear, because the Magician is all about manifestation.
In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Magician as feelings says that they are looking to take your relationship to the next level. As a card of manifestation, it is all about having a vision and turning dreams into reality. Will they propose? The Magician suggests yes, because they see a future with you and want to do what it takes to make it happen.
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When the Magician is reversed, it indicates that manifestation and the urge to take action is blocked. They are exploring what they want to happen with you, but they have no urgency to make it happen. This can stem from fear and anxiety. Their vision is blocked, and it is unclear to them if you are “the One.” You may be, you may not.
At its heart, the Magician reversed means that they feel misaligned with you. Something is off. This is not necessarily fatal, and can even be a great opportunity for the two of you to take your relationship to the next level. For example, this could simply mean that they want to realign with you and find a shared vision for the relationship. They need to get in touch with your “why” again, so that they can feel motivated, inspired, and rejuvenated once again.
In the worst case scenario, the Magician reversed symbolizes feeling manipulated and deceived. This can take a variety of forms. For example, they may feel that you were too self-interested at the expense of the relationship, or that you have taken advantage of them in some way before, whether emotionally or materially. Be honest with yourself, and examine if there is a grain of truth here. Alternatively, this may also apply to them—they may feel that you are only a means to an end for their own manifestations, and they have no hesitation in taking advantage of you. Again, take a candid look at your situation and see what resonates with you.
For singles and those in new relationships, the Magician reversed as feelings is a sign for you to dig in and see if you can find common ground and create a vision for a path forward. He or she likes you a lot, but they need to find that “why” to move forward. They need a reason. If you can find that reason, it can be the start to a beautiful relationship. If no shared reason can be found, it’s best for both of you to move on. You want to make sure that your relationship starts on a solid foundation.
For those in committed relationships, the Magician reversed as feelings means that you need to take a hard, honest look at the relationship and your communication. Governed by Mercury, the Magician is all about communication, and there is something blocking your communication here. Be honest with yourself, what have you done to contribute to the situation? It’s never black and white or one-sided. Own your areas of responsibility. Be honest with your partner. Have the difficult conversations, so that you can both find your “why” again. With a clear vision, your relationship can ascend to even higher levels.
If you are asking about an ex’s feelings about you, the Magician reversed means that they feel unsure of how to proceed. They don’t see a road to moving forward with a reconciliation, because they do not feel that you share the same values. At best, that would have to be resolved to move forward with getting back together. In the worst case scenario, your ex may be very deceptive. He or she may be leading you on. They might talk sweet words to get your hopes up, while in their heart, they feel that you are a booty call. You’re convenient for them, and they’re unafraid to use you to further their own ends as it pleases them.
In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the reversed Magician means that they are not ready to commit yet. The most important thing for them is that they do not feel aligned with you. There are important areas of your relationship that need to be worked out before they can move forward. For them to move forward, this alignment must be achieved. If you want to secure a commitment, focus on having honest and nonjudgmental discussions on the core areas of a successful relationship. What is your philosophy on money? Religion? Kids? We get that these topics are uncomfortable, but you need to create a safe space to talk about them, in order to find clarity.
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For relationships and feelings, the Magician is an amazing card. It gives incredible clarity into where your relationship stands at a philosophical level. This card gives a litmus test into your relationship. At its core, it asks, does a shared vision for a path forward exist? Without a vision, there is no space for healthy, long-term manifestation. But with a vision, all of your dreams can become reality. When you work together towards a common goal, you can achieve anything. Your potential is limitless.
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