January 22

01/22/12: Defining Power | Magician


magician-meaning“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” Lao Tzu

The Magician (Mercury) is one of my favorite cards. I would be best off making friends, since he’s prominent in my chart. And be he trickster, Magician, messenger, thinker or sage, he completely owns it. One of the things I love about Mercury is his competence.

The Mercurial Magician utilizes natural forces, commands the power of the elements, connecting  ethereal to  the physical. He’s the ultimate manifester. One hand holding a magic wand up in the sky connecting to universal energy, the other pointing down to the ground making it real, his mind managing the process. His efforts blossom. As above, so below.

The Magician tells us to claim our own power. Note I said “power,” not “control,” which would be the Emperor’s domain. Power is light years away from control!  Power expands, creates. Control limits, directs. Power opens, control closes. There’s a place for both, but know who is talking to you here. The Magician doesn’t try to stop something from happening. He focuses his intent on where he wants energy to go. As such, fear is not his driving force.

When you see the Magician, know outcome is both individual and self-directed. The focus of energy—via thought (Swords), emotion (Cups), action (wands) and feeding (Pentacles)—are your tools for crafting your magic. This is very good news. You have what you need to express your inner, power. So do!

What does the Magician say to you?

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  1. He reminds me of a TV preacher/evangelist, who used to be on local television, that my dad would mimic, and called him, “We can do it!”

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