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The Fool shows a child or youth, while the Magician depicts an all powerful adept. Just as the Fool showed us the price of eternal innocence, so this Magician gives us the fearsomeness of taking on responsibility. If the Major Arcana represents the Fool’s journey, the Magician is the first thing the Fool encounters.

Card Number 0ne

Timothy Hunter, the Magician, Vertigo Tarot

One

The archetypal male number, can indicate masculine sexual power, forceful and confident. his number represents assertion, individuality, manifestation of the finite and the unmanifest, the ego, egotism, self-reliance, dignity and ownership. This number shows the execution of plans and ambitions.

The Magician

A youthful figure in the robe of a magician has the face of Apollo, with a confident smile and shining eyes. Above his head is the mysterious sign of Infinity. About his waist is the ouroboros, the ancient symbol of eternity, eternal becoming or transmutation and transformation. In the Magician’s right hand is a wand raised towards heaven, the left hand pointing to the earth. This iconographic gesture is divine immanence, the ability of the Magician to bridge the gap between Heaven and Earth. On the table in front of the Magician lie the symbols of the four Tarot suits representing the elements earth, air, fire and water. Beneath are flowers, showing the culture of aspiration.

Traditionally the Fool shows a child or youth, while the Magician depicts an all powerful adept. Just as the Fool showed us the price of eternal innocence, so this Magician gives us the fearsomeness of taking on responsibility. The Magician begins the numbered cards. If the Major Arcana represents the Fool’s journey, the Magician is the first thing the Fool encounters.

The Magician symbolises the active principle associated with light, action, will, creativity, consciousness and masculinity. The Magician is a channel for power. The Magician signifies the beginnings of projects. He symbolises the idea of manifestation, making something real out of the possibilities of life. Card Number One also means will, as the mind and training focus on a goal.

Psychic Number One: Sunny, energetic, radiant, confident, proud, self centered, goal oriented, socially active, leader vs follower, self actualized, authoritative. Can be cruel in their intensity, arrogant and ready to rule, yet on account of the regal qualities also a protector and provider. Known for lavish gifts, boldness, with good endurance

Destiny Number One: Original, works smarter not harder. Self referencing – follow me and my cause. Enthusiastic, individualistic, able to enlist friends and helpers everywhere. Explorer and innovator, driven by worldly desires and success, determined to accomplish something noteworthy. Courageous and commanding, astute negotiator, self made leader, willing to be and work at the frontiers of life. Opinionated, stubborn and rigid. People react to them with attraction or aversion.

Name Number Nine: HUMANIST, will love unconditionally and work ceaselessly.

(Source: Vedic Numerology)