Tarot of Lombardy (Ferndinado Gumppenberg 1810): The Magician
Action. Consciousness. Concentration. Personal power. Practicality. Energy. Creativity. Movement. Precision. Conviction. Manipulation. Self-confidence. Being objective. Focusing. Determination. Initiative. Skill. Resourcefulness.
The Magician is a symbol of creation, power, and individuality. This card points to the questioner's talents, capabilities, and resources. The Magician makes his living through his quick wits, the skill of sleight of hand, and crowd-pleasing. The advice to the questioner is to make full use of their potential rather than hold back, especially when there is a need to transform.
Reversed Meaning: Manipulation. Poor planning. Latent talents.
This card can indicate the presence of a trickster or manipulator. He may be a helpful guide, but may not have the questioner's best interests at heart. This card may also represent the questioner's ego or self-awareness, poor planning or a waste of talents, or an intoxication with power.