Extreme Makeover: Life Edition
There are tons of “do it yourself”-er shows on TV these days, where experts are making over homes, restaurants, relationships, bad hair — whatever. And this is the Tarot card that sums up all that creative energy.
The Magician is the card of the entrepreneur or, for that matter, anyone who wants to give something in their life a fresh paint job. Take a closer look:
On the table are all four of the symbols that show up in the Tarot deck: the cup, wand, sword and pentacle. He’s about to use every resource available to him. The cup are his emotions and intuitive insights; the wand his practical abilities; the sword represents his ideas and intellect; the pentacle, his earthly resources and physical energies.
He’s pointing down towards the energy of the earth and up towards the power of the unseen worlds above him. That squiggly figure-eight shape above his head is called a “lemniscate” and represents being tuned in to the universal power during the whole process. In a word, he’s about to get jiggy wit it.
Speaking of magicians, here’s one of my all time favorites: Tim, the Enchanter!
Our Magician is not so much about throwing fireballs from his finger (although that could come in handy); he’s about doing something more useful. I like the idea of engaging ALL of our abilities and talents in pursuit of a goal.
It gives us an opportunity to take stock of the many gifts we have at our disposal. Do this right now- make a list of your gifts, from your amazing smarts and long list of friends, to your ability to juggle. Really dig in, and see all you’ve been given to run your life. This is the secret of the Magician.
Here’s mah girl, Chrissie Hynde, to sing us out. She’s running down her own list of tools: “gonna use my arms, gonna use my legs…” Work it, honey.