The Magicians Symbolism.
The Magician in tarot symbolizes power, a communicator with the gods. The Cup,
Wand, Pentacle and Sword on the table (alter) symbolize the 4 elements and the
snake around his waist, which is eating its own tail, symbolizes continuous
renewal . The symbol of infinity (the lemniscate) hovers above his head. The
roses and lilies symbolize our aspirations. His wand catches the
power of the heavens which he directs to earth through his left hand
(as above, so be it below)
The Magician can show you the right path to take and
give you the things you will need to succeed along that path. But watch
out, he could be a trickster
Ability. Opportunities. Energy. Power.
Versatility. Knowledge. Falsehood. Ambitions.
The Magicians Meaning.
The ingredients for the successful fulfillment of your dreams are
yours, the knowledge you require is within your grasp, support is at
The Magician Reversed.
You could be getting tricked or conned, put your trust in your own
The Fools journey through the numbered Major Arcana cards can
be split into three seven card phases, the Magician starts the first
phase called 'The worldly sequence' and it relates to everyday life.
The second phase is called 'Turning inwards' and relates to our inner
struggles. The third phase is called 'The great journey' and relates
to our spiritual quests.
The High Priestess
High Priestess Symbolism.
In Tarot the High Priestess symbolizes hidden knowledge,
she holds the key to one's inner self. She sits between 2 pillars colored black and white, they symbolize eternal opposites and form the gates to wisdom.
The horned crown symbolizes the goddess Isis, goddess of the moon and the
supernatural. The crystal ball in the center of the crown is a symbol
of the mystical wisdom that can only come from within. On her lap she holds a scroll named Tora which represents
the book of law.
The High Priestess can give you inner knowledge. But will you know the right way to ask her for some!
Insight. Illumination. Self. Inspiration.
Secrets. Mysticism. Feminine intuition.
High Priestess cards Meaning.
The High Priestess tells seekers to look first to their heart for
divine inspiration, if inner conflicts are found then the answers
can be found in the wisdom of wise older people.
The High Priestess Reversed.
When reversed the High Priestess can represent ignorance and superficial
knowledge, the seeker should watch out for bad advice.
The Empress Symbolism.
In Tarot the Empress symbolizes motherhood, love and
caring. The cornfield she sits in symbolizes fruitfulness, fertility
and abundance. The waterfall behind her represents the unity of change
and stability, the nine pearls in her necklace represent the nine
planets and her wand symbolizes her power over the daylight world. Her
shield carries the symbol of woman.
The Empress can bring you sensual pleasures but
she can also be stubborn, will you be nice enough to be
offered her gifts?
Fruitfulness. Motherhood. Comfort. Fertility.
Love. Caring. Success. Creativity. Feelings.
The Empress cards Meaning.
The Empress card combines
the positive qualities of all four Queens bringing you material and
domestic wellbeing A firm foundation for the future, this card could also
indicate a birth.
The Empress Reversed.
and/or blackmail, domestic upheaval, over-protection, a challenge to
your personal stability and independence. It could also indicate a pregnancy problem.
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