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The Magician

Bondage, Materialism, Ignorance, Hopelessness


The Devil sits on an altar above two naked human demons - one male, one female, who are chained to his seat. He is winged and horned and combines human and bestial features and is portrayed as a satyr-like creature. His right hand is upraised and shows all fingers, in direct contrast to The Hierophant raising his hand showing two fingers. In his left hand he holds a great flaming torch inverted towards the earth. A reversed pentagram is on his forehead. He also can be seen as the dark side of the Magician: the Master of Black Magic. The card represents our bondage to material things rather than any evil persona. It also indicates an obsession to fulfilling our own earthly base desires.




More tarot cards:

The Magician The High Priestess The Empress The Emperor The Hierophant The Lovers The Chariot
Strength The Hermit Wheel of Fortune Justice The Hanged Man Death Temperance
The Devil The Tower The Star The Moon The Sun Judgement The World
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