The Magician

The Magician, taken from a set of Tarot cards designed by Jina Wallwork.

The Magician: 1


Artwork Description

In this card, René Magritte is the magician, and I’ve used some of the symbolism that he used in his artwork. Night and day occupy the same space, and the image also includes his bowler hat and an apple.

Years ago, I was beginning to drift from my path. I began to believe that I shouldn’t be painting. Art seemed like a selfish pursuit because I felt that it was incapable of creating practical assistance for those who need it. As I looked around, I could see many problems in the world, and I didn’t think they could be solved with a drawing. I believed that my perspective was realistic, but it was cynical, and I was ignoring what art can give. Art can provide emotional healing, clarity of thought, and it can be a voice for those who have none. I needed art, yet I imagined I could walk away.

At that time, I was developing as a medium for the spirit world. I experienced an astonishing vision, it was rich in texture and imagery, and it wouldn’t have been out of place in a Hollywood blockbuster. The person who crossed the divide to speak to me was a skilled visual communicator, and that artist was René Magritte. In spirit communication, he wasn’t limited by the paint. Instead, he had the freedom to shape this imagery with the energy of his own soul. It was an artwork that was free from any limitation. He didn’t present himself as Magritte. He included some visuals and symbols that helped me to discover his identity. Later, I would see aspects of my vision within his paintings. As part of that vision, he told me that I should be creating art. I didn’t need to know his identity because it was more important to me that the request came from the spirit world since I recognize its authority. My doubts and worries seem irrelevant now. If I weren’t meant to create art, my passion would have a different focus, and I would be a different person.

That experience pushed me to focus on the path I’m traveling. I never gave up on my art, and it has given me purpose. I don’t believe that Magritte came only for my benefit because he must have known that I would speak of our encounter. He knew that one day you would hear of my experience, and you would also receive his message. Focus on the things that give your life purpose and don’t become distracted. René Magritte chose to be my magician, and he is also yours.


The Magician Upright


You know who you are. There are gifts that you possess, and you must discover an avenue in which to share them. The process will be long and arduous, yet it will also teach you many things. As you overcome each weakness, you will discover your greatest strengths. The magician’s act is available for all to see. Backstage some things must be hidden because if you saw all the hard work and dedication, then you would see beyond the illusion. You would understand that he is an ordinary man and that you’re also capable of acts that can amaze and inspire.

There are many reasons why people hold back from sharing their abilities. They fool themselves into believing that it’s impossible, or they believe that they lack the ability to learn the necessary skills. Sometimes we lose our faith in others, and our relationship to the world must be infused with a belief in life’s possibilities. There isn’t a hierarchy of people where one group has the luxury of doing amazing things, and everyone else can only watch. Sometimes we fall into this illusion and become passive in how we approach life. We can become shaped by a false belief that constrains us more than the circumstance that surrounds us. You’re the magician, and you must take center stage. Your relationship with the world is entirely reciprocal. Share your gifts because, in doing so, you will also experience the true essence of those gifts. When you develop and express your abilities, it is its own reward because you discover your unique strengths. Let yourself experience the joy of doing what you love and allow your passion to guide you. Focus on the direction that is right for you.


The Magician Reversed

A Lack of Focus


You have seen this act before. You allowed yourself to be distracted by the performance, and you imagine that this performer is more than he appears to be. You have come to believe the illusion, yet it is just a trick that is designed to fool you. If you glimpse backstage, you will see how all of this has been achieved. You will see an ordinary man who has struggled and persevered to maintain this illusion. Don’t let this stop you from believing in magic. If you lose faith, you will aim for less, and we all know that you deserve more. Take charge of your life and rediscover your path. Life wants to deliver more compelling experiences, but you have been too distracted to receive them.

Tarot and Spirit Communication book cover by Jina Wallwork

Tarot and Spirit Communication

This explanation of The Magician card comes from the book, Tarot and Spirit Communication. The book explains tarot cards and their meanings. It is also an essential guide for any aspiring medium and tarot practitioner. If you want to read the energy that is imprinted on a flower or use astral projection to travel to the other side of the world, then this book will show you how.

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