When the magician appears it is time to use the skills and knowledge we have learnt on our journey. It shows that we are master’s of our own lives and Destiny. The magician represents control of the four elements with the fifth being ourselves, pure spirit. The magician is confident and in control of life not a victim of it. When reversed it can mean we are manipulative or are being manipulated by another depending on the layout in the spread. By meditating on the magician we access our higher selves.