Card: 28 The Magician – from The Heart of Faerie Oracle by Brian and Wendy Froud.
“Tricks and illusions, the Magician can make us believe anything. Is it real? Probably not. Does she have any real power? Who knows? If you want a bit of magic, a bit of Faerie glamour, she’ll create that illusion for you. She can make you believe that you are the most fascinating and attractive person in the world. She can make the person you are attracted to feel that way about you, too. For a while. Remember, it’s an illusion. When she walks away (and she will), she’ll take that glamour with her, and you’ll be left as you were before she came along. So it’s your choice, take her magic, use it if it helps you, but be ready to take responsibility for yourself and your actions when the glamour wears off. It’s rather like luck. It can get you into an attractive situation, but only your skill and self-reliance can sustain the situation, but only your skill and self reliance can sustain the situation and turn it into something you can depend on it.”
Message from The Faeries: This week we are asking you to keep everything very real. What do we mean by that? Well, that’s a very complicated question. You have a complex “reality”. On one hand, everything is an illusion. On the other hand, your human experience is very much real. This makes your “reality” very vulnerable.
To make it very simple, what we want to say to you is: Do not give away your free-will to anyone. You are regularly tricked into doing this by all kinds of charlatans – politicians, friends, family – people will do anything to get you under their power. Here is the other side of that coin – you are more than willing to give up your power to them. Why? It’s easier to assign blame then to take the blame for what, in the end, is your own actions and decision.
It is so easy to get swept into other people’s reality. This is one of unique things about your world. You are the creator of your own reality, and yet you all are also collectively experiencing it together. You razzle and dazzle each other. You are all like The Magician in this card. Some of you are much better at it than others. You are able to glamour each other and yourself into doing all kinds of things, but often, when it comes time to taking responsibility, you skip on your bill. Some of you call this karma. Karma is when the debt collector shows up on your doorstep and makes you pay up.
It can be really fun to play The Magician, especially for those of you who are really good at it. And perhaps there are times where your loved ones will willingly oblige you to play that part, but the choice is always yours. Do you really need to use glamour to get what you want? Do you really need to use tricks and lies on yourself and others? It’s time to put your tricks away and be your authentic self. Just be honest with yourself and with everyone around you. Make it real and raw. Don’t hide anything. Bare it all. This is the best way to create real magic in your life.
Real magic is when you see things for what they really are and you bask in the glory of it all, because you recognize the perfection and beauty in everything that is – just the way it is.
We love you.