In this module we look at the Magician, who is the wise man, the sage, the knower of secrets. He sees and navigates the inner worlds, he understands the dynamics and energy ﬂows of the outer. He is a master of technology, engineering, mathematics, mysticism, and logic. He reads the stars, navigates the soul, and writes the laws. He is willing to share information to others and help them to see what is needed. In the legends, he is the King’s close advisor, who stops the regent’s anger with cool rationality before he acts rashly and channels to his knowledge from hidden sources. The Magician is the thinker, and all knowledge that requires special training is his domain. The Magician has the capacity to detach from events – the chaos of the world – and draw on essential truths and resources deep within him. He thinks clearly in times of crisis and enables us to take a broader view of things. He governs the observing ego and is the meditator that reveals the truth of the universe, the shaman who communicates with the ancestors and stars.
The magician in his fullness is in service to a higher power. When the magician is not the power can be both manipulative, detached, or even a childish trickster, know it all or play the dummy. The Precocious Child does not engage and hides.
Let's explore these energies in more depth, as we look at the Shadow side of the Magician.