March2017-3-The Magician


I Will Be The Catalyst!

Last month the draw was Key VII-The Chariot and the need for control in all of our endeavors was paramount to the successful navigation of whatever these future months may bring.  This next draw reveals Key I-The Magician, one who bends and shapes energy, time and space to their will and becomes the natural catalyst for transformative change. 

Tarot Key 1 – The Magician

I am the master of two worlds
I am the conduit of Divine Inspiration and physical Desire
I have passed through the veil of the Fool
And have emerged transformed.

The perfect synthesis of As Above So Below
I am that which is attained at the end of Desire.

About this Key:

The Tarot Key I- The Magician, represents the perfect union of Divinity and Humanity. He has successfully traversed the leap of faith of the Fool- Key 0- and made the choice of pursuing the Path of Divine Inspiration, open and ready to serve as both conduit and generator. This card speaks to both the virtues and the vices of the mundane and the spiritual.

Without control over one’s lower nature, the Higher Self will never be realized. And, Ego driven spiritual practice will result in short-lived control, anchored neither in the real world or the higher realms of the spiritual. The Magician reminds us to look more closely at what energies you are sending out at an overt or physical level of effort and what messages are being sent more subtly, at the level of mind and Spirit. Perhaps the course of action requires a combining of energies to produce a new outlook or approach that will give issuance to that “magical” blending that is appropriate to making manifest the desired outcome.

The Magician is needed now more than ever. Being able to gain control over our knee-jerk reactions and sending them through the tempering and filtering of highest outcome for all catalyzes our will to action in an appropriate way of response. We become the Magician who has tapped into the mysteries of the collective and directs the flow of informed awakening where it will have the most impact and affect the largest change.

Rider-Waite Symbols:

When looking at the picture on the card we see the adept, poised and centered at the altar of magick. The tools of the four elements- the chalice of water; pentacle of earth;sword of air and wand of fire- are placed on a simple altar in what appears to be a lush and fertile space. Each of the elements are inert without the catalyzing direction and touch of the Magician’s direction and focus. The same elements- earth, air, fire and water are the components of manifest form and matter and in the hand of the Magician, become resonant and aligned with those parts within. Above the head of the Magician is the Lemniscate, the symbol of eternity and timelessness. This is an energy that moves with the expansive gates (opening) of past and future crossing and intersecting at the mid-point of the present. The message here is the continuum of conscious will and intention that is required to stimulate the flow of the celestial down into the manifest realm and be made useable for transformative work.

The right hand of the Magician is head aloft and holding a double pointed wand and the Left hand points downward a single finger extended in acknowledgment and release of the the energetic flow that falls from the great above and seeds the great below. The background of the card is colored Yellow, the color of intellect and mind. In weaving the magick and mastery of its downpour, the mind must be open and fully engaged in creating the blueprint for what will be evoked by will and intention.

Practical Application:

Tarot Key I-The Magician resonates with the control and Spirit of the individual- the singular one (1). The accomplishments are solely the work of the individual exploring and accessing the higher nature of their consciousness, awareness and resultant actions. 

We called forth the state of control in last month’s draw of the Chariot. And, although the perception of mastery is inferred in the regal and commanding stance of the Charioteer, true mastery over one’s self is the ultimate state of both control and the birthing of a magic that will stand the test of time and be in accord with the natural cycle of all things.

The Magician reminds us that we are the masters of our emotional and intellectual nature. We may either become the conduit that draws its inspiration from a resource that is limitless in its power for change or we can choose to turn away from that power and in the place of discipline allow the magick to rule us.

Focus this month on where your magick lies and what you can do to bring into balance a stream of consciousness that draws from the highest and feeds the fertile earth below to seed it with new growth and life. Will you call all parts of yourself into working tools that wield the power of understanding how the mind, will, heart and body may become one in unison with what is right action?

Next Post:
Key I-The Magician  in the Toth Deck

About themagickalpen

Robin Fennelly is a Third Degree Initiate within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path. Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and theWestern Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers. Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition. As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work. Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience. Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 43-year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education. Robin's esoteric writings can be found on her blogs.
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5 Responses to March2017-3-The Magician

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