The Magician brings an important, but challenging message today, a timely reminder that life can be full of challenges and tricksters. Experiences and events that on the surface may seem perfectly plausible, but on deeper analysis can prove to be quite a different affair.
This isn’t a message to create fear or suspicion, but a healthy warning to encourage you to become more mindful about unscrupulous individuals and behaviour that could have lasting implications.
Despite how convincing your emotions may feel, if unchecked, they can lead you right into the trap of those who may have ulterior motives in mind. Ways to gain the upper hand, tempt you into making decisions that on reflection you may regret.
The advice is clear, take extra care and precaution when dealing with important situations that may prove to be less transparent or helpful than you’ve been led to believe.
As this is a collective reading, this advice could typically relate to issues where others have influence over you. Given that the Magician corresponds with Mercury, channels of communication could be significant. Caution with correspondence, letters, emails, or phone calls should be treated with care and attention.
Traditionally the Magician is shown wearing a crimson cloak, a colour of nobility and authority. Symbolically important as the colour red is associated with power and action, bringing a sense of urgency and immanence to the message.
The Magician card is the first key of the Major Arcana, numerologically significant, as the number one is all about self-reliance, independence, and leadership. This is precisely the energy and characteristics needed over the proceeding days.
While the majority in this world are like yourself, fair, reasonable and honest. I’m afraid there are charlatans out there, just waiting to pounce, take advantage of your good nature and decency. Take the advice of the Magus, and you’ll be fine, for he has the ability to see through the tricks of others and will always have your best interest in mind.