01-The Sorcerer – Reversed Salem Deck

Your Chosen Card – The Sorcerer Reversed Salem Deck

When reversed, the Magician may be using his willpower, knowledge and skills for less than honorable purposes. An ill-dignified Magician may be engaged in deception, manipulation, or the misuse of power. He may be weak-willed or lacking in confidence and thus fail to use his communication skills in a productive manner. When the Magician appears reversed in a reading, it is wise to explore what is preventing you from maintaining the mental focus that will enable you to act like a magician in your life.

Keywords Reversed: Trickery, illusion, parlor tricks, deceit, sleight of hand, hesitancy, impotence, lack of confidence, confusion of purpose, the ill use of one’s skills; a trickster, con artist, mountebank, stage magician, quack doctor, sleight of hand artist, swindler, thief.

Key 1: The Magician (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)

Element: Air

When The Sorcerer is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If The Sorcerer is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is The Sorcerer 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 reversed card reading for The Sorcerer using cards from the Salem 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.

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Complete Book of Tarot
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Complete Book of Tarot: Astrology: The proud and powerful Sun in the third decan of earthy Capricorn, realm of the Waite King/Thoth Prince of Swords (Air of Air) and the Devil (Capricorn).

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: Waite (1911): Skill, diplomacy, address, subtlety; sickness, pain, loss, disaster, snares of enemies; self-confidence, will; the querent if male; (R) physician, magus, mental disease, disgrace, disquiet.

Tarot for Beginners: It’s also important to realize that a reversed card in any position does not automatically mean ‘bad news.’ Often, it may simply indicate a ‘lack of good news’ or a delay in events you’re anticipating. Depending on the deck and interpretation style of any given reader, a reversed card may simply show a different angle on the theme represented by the card as a whole.

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Angel Encyclopedia: Trithemius of Spanheim’s Book of Secret Things, translated in FRANCIS BARRETT’s The Magus, assigns the seven PLANETARY ANGELS to repeating duty as angels of the hours. The day and night are divided into equal parts of 12 hours each. Every hour of every day of the week is governed by one of the seven (see accompanying table).