Tarot Reading: How Can We Manifest the Potential of Magic in Our Lives?
One of the hardest things kids learn growing up is that magic isn’t real. No matter how much they sincerely believe or how much they wish, waving a wand won’t turn rocks into gold. At some point, they realize that the gifts under the tree were placed there by their parents and not by some magical being.
But what if adults got it wrong? What if the magic is real?
While not many people believe in the existence of potions that can force people to speak the truth or mirrors that can show us what is going on in other parts of the world, many people believe in magic. For many, magic is a spiritual belief.
Although the tarot is not explicitly based on this belief, the Wizard card beautifully captures what this belief entails. In most decks, the Wizard is portrayed as a person standing in front of a table displaying symbolic items that represent various aspects of human abilities. Its meaning is that each person has the tools we need to be successful in our lives.
Simply put, magic is the idea that we are all capable of manifesting the life we desire. It begins with a belief in our own potential and continues with the will, courage and effort to turn our goals into reality. Therefore, when the magician presents himself in a reading, it is a call to pursue our ambitions and to believe that we have the skills and resources to achieve the results we desire. To become a magician is to take control of our own destiny.
What follows is a read to ask how we can manifest the potential of the Magician in our own lives.
Card: Queen of Pentacles
This queen is the epitome of comfort and luxury. She knows how to heal herself and loves being in her own body. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that she has a lot of money or a face and body that looks like the people we see in magazines.
On the contrary, what the Queen of Pentacles represents is a numerous attitude and state of mind. Instead of being a lucky woman with riches and charm, she’s someone who makes the most of what they’ve been given. She knows that even though she can’t afford to dine in fancy restaurants, she can cook delicious meals with the spices in her cupboard and set the mood with candles and music.
This card is here to teach us that happiness and fulfillment begin with a positive attitude. To achieve our goals and desires, we need to focus on what we can do instead of what we can’t. We may be thousands of steps away from our goal, but we can stay positive knowing that every step we take counts.
Card: 6 of Pentacles
In this reading, I see this card as an extension of the lesson found in The Queen of Pentacles. While the queen is about our attitudes, this card is about our actions.
Usually the 6 of Pentacles is about giving. Often it is associated with the concept of charity and generosity. However, it’s important to understand (especially in the context of this reading) that you don’t have to be rich to give. The beauty of generosity is not in giving our excess, but in giving what we can and doing it sincerely.
So what does this have to do with magic and manifestation? All!
Unlike popular culture, magic is not instant and effortless. Rather, it is an exchange with the universe. In order for the universe to fulfill our desires, we must first make a sincere offer. If we are to be successful in our careers, we have to do our best. If we want to be loved, we have to show love to others.
Whenever we want something, we have to ask ourselves, “What have we given in return?” “
The Tower represents sudden slowdowns that can look like insurmountable obstacles. When this card appears, we must prepare for difficult times. As scary as it sounds, this is the perfect card to wrap up this read.
The only thing fantasy succeeds in terms of magic is that every hero’s journey begins with accepting a challenge. With this acceptance, the hero risks failure and disappointment in exchange for a chance to achieve fame, love, and fulfillment. There is no guarantee that the effort alone will produce results, and each of us must decide for ourselves whether the risk is worth it.
The truth that many of us don’t like to acknowledge is that often our dissatisfaction is, at least partially, the result of our own complacency and unwillingness. Many of us are unhappy because we are afraid of change. If we let our fears get the better of us, we will never achieve our dreams. There will always be something scary in our path and the only way to get to our destination is to face these scary things.
Did you accept your challenge?