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I - the Magician

A man stands behind a table surrounded by birds and animals. He appears to be conjuring the animals, or perhaps blessing them. On the table are symbols representing each of the Minor Arcana suits. An infinity symbol floats above his head.

My Interpretation: Knowledge is power.

Empowerment through understanding of our own abilities and the world around us. Intelligence and initiative. Pragmatism, the ability to make the best of a situation. A risk must be taken, and a choice made - this is the time for a new start, the beginning of something significant.

(Reversed: Beware of deception in your midst. Cowardice, fear of change. Possibly mental illness. Disgrace and abuse of power.)

Edit notes to self: Quite different to the Rider-Waite card, but more recognisable to RWD readers than my original. Although the "magic" of speaking with animals is not traditional to this card, it is a personal interpretation of my sense of the meaning. I have also included the traditional table containing symbols to represent each suit of the Minor Arcana and the symbol for infinity above the character's head. I have used very modest, everyday versions of the cup, coin, wand and knife, as this card has always had very down to earth, practical connotations for me.

Copyright US Games Systems 2004

Apologies for small size of image, must avoid piracy.

Note: The signature isn't printed on the card! Just happened to have a scan of the signed copy :P

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