01-The Magus – Upright Thoth Deck

Your Chosen Card – The Magus Upright Thoth Deck

When upright, the Magician symbolizes a person of great willpower who has mastered the knowledge, and skills needed to achieve his goals. As depicted in Llewellyn’s Classic Tarot, the Magician can access the cosmos above and the earth below as he juggles the four elements to manifest his desires. Ruled by the planet Mercury, the Magician is a gifted communicator of intense mental focus who can translate ideas into effective action. Themes related to the Magician have to do with directing one’s will and focusing one’s consciousness to manipulate physical reality.

Keywords Upright: Skill, mastery, cleverness, intelligence, cunning, expertise, initiative, impetus, self-confidence, determination, purpose, assertiveness, focused intent, dexterity, ability to juggle, strength of will, striving for power, transforming ideas into realities, control of natural forces, ability to manipulate the physical world; ‘as above, so below.’

Key 1: The Magus (Juggler)
Myths/Archetypes: Thoth. Hermes Trismegistus. Merlin. Faust. The Magus. The Juggler. The Con Artist.
Astrology: Mercury, messenger of the gods (Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo).
Numerology: 1 (Magician) = 1 + 0 (Wheel of Fortune) = 1 + 9 (The Sun)

Hebrew letter: Beyt or Beth (the floor plan of a tent; a Hebrew word meaning tent, house, dwelling, household, family, sanctuary, the temple or house of the Lord; also, the prepositions ‘in’ and ‘within’).

When The Magus is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If The Magus is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is The Magus is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for The Magus using cards from the Thoth Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books

Complete Book of Tarot
Book Details
Complete Book of Tarot: Myths/Archetypes: Thoth. Hermes Trismegistus. Merlin. Faust. The Magus. The Juggler. The Con Artist.

Tarot Books

World of Psychics: You don’t have to be given your first Tarot deck – that’s another myth. You can go out and buy it if you like. I use the Thoth deck – you can use whichever one you want!

Complete Book of Tarot: The tarot offers a tool for gaining perspective on complicated situations. As you lay out the cards, their images resonate with your question and shed light on the nuances of your circumstances. As you reflect on these images, you can gain clarity into the pros and cons of a decision you need to make. In this sense, reading the tarot is similar to the process of brainstorming, which can generate new ideas and help to solve problems.

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Complete Book of Tarot: As you read the above interpretations, keep in mind that these comments represent merely my own impressions in the context of the question. If you have other insights or gut feelings about how these cards may answer the question, your views are equally as valid as mine and deserve respect for the wisdom that they contain. Sir Francis Bacon (1561–1626) advised us always to pay attention to thoughts that come unbidden, for they are often the most valuable.