Tarot Card Interpretation & Meaning - (1) The Magician Reversed

The Magician Reversed
Introduction: Even when reversed, the Magician is about making higher - and better - use of all of one's power. The reversal, however, can indicate that one is hesitant about making the necessary changes in order to use their power in a more spiritual and more effective manner. Consider what it is that you are afraid of. Is it that others may not like “the new you?” You’re right, they may not. However, this is no reason to not step into who you really want to - and are meant to - be.

General: When the Magician shows in reverse, you may be overlooking the synchronicities, which could be pointing you in the direction you most want to and need to go. Again, when this card is reversed, you could be doubting yourself unnecessarily and causing yourself (and those around you) problems as a result.

Work: Receiving the Magician in reverse can indicate a resistance to needed change when it comes to your working life. The truth is that nothing stays the same forever, change and newness is a part of life. Don’t cling to the past.

Love: The Magician reversed can indicate that you are losing faith in your ability to find, attract, and keep new love, if you are single. This attitude must be stopped – now, in order for you to be successful. In a committed relationship, this card in reverse can show a hesitancy to talk about what it is that you really want and need. It’s time to be brave and to communicate these things.


Finances: When the reversed Magician appears, it can indicate feelings of helplessness and of being “stuck” when it comes to money. The truth of the matter is that you can make changes, and you can improve your lot in life, if you will try. If you do what you have always done, there is no doubt that you will basically get what you have always gotten. Think about changes and new ventures that you could try. You may find that they are far more successful than you’d expect.

Health: The Magician, even in reversal, is a good signifier for improved health. Take good care of yourself, and seek medical counsel if you need it. Believe in your body’s ability to heal itself. You are likely to be feeling much better fairly quickly.

Spirituality: When this card appears reversed, it indicates a need for new experiences and perspectives and even new input into the way you think about and function with your spirituality. It’s okay (and in fact, it’s desirable and healthy) for your spiritual approaches and thoughts to change over time. Try new things. Talk to people who see things differently than you do. You will both benefit.


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