The mature Magician
Remember when you first saw a magic trick?
The wonder of how someone could have access to secret powers or mastery of manipulation, knowledge of secrets and hidden knowledge…
The awakened Magician is able to use mastery of his own realm to seem as if he is holding great wisdom not accessible to everyone. Rooted in meditation and thoughtful reflection, the magician is closely connected to his intuition and is able to make spontaneous decisions when necessary … out of thin air.
The power of the Magician also lies in his ability to work with moderation of information. Today’s society expects immediate answers and instant solutions. The Magician is deeply aware that if too much wisdom is given too quickly, it loses its value. The knowledge the Magician holds is a link between the seen and the unseen. Connected to spirit and highly respectful of the teacher / student – master/disciple relationship, the Magician steps into a legacy of passing great wisdom through the ages.
The immature Magician
As a shadow side of the Magician, we must take care to avoid detached manipulation. With great power, comes great responsibility and ‘magic’ can easily become a tool to inflate the ego, take advantage of others and become detached from other people.
The Magician in modern daily life
Keep all eyes open – the external eyes that watch the world unfolding around you, and the internal eye that leads you to make appropriate decisions in life.
Just as each of us has a Magician inside, we can also be tricked or fooled by others and their skills of deception. Keep close awareness of your reactions and responses to the requests of others. When they feel right, Great! When they feel off, question your motivations.
Also, take note of these body, mind and soul tips:
- Eye Yoga to help see what is really there!
- Acknowledge somewhere in your life where you have a ‘mastery’ of insights or wisdom and honor that. Then do something to build upon your current ‘mastery’ … an exercise, course, routine that reinforces what you already know and do.
- At least 3 times per week, sit in a quiet place without distraction for at least 15 minutes to explore your inner world.
- Create some ritual or rite of passage for yourself for completing this program – you deserve it! – and honor the great lineage of men you have stepped in to. It can be short and simple or longer and profound, but give yourself dedicated time to do it; do not just ‘squeeze it in’ to the week somewhere.
The Magician on the mat
- Arm Balances
- Standing Balance Poses
Also known as the visionary, catalyst, charismatic leader, medicine man, healer, and inventor, the Magician is the archetype that seeks transformation, and a deep connection to the cosmos, whatever their definition of that might be. The Magician is not involved in the everyday of regular people; they do not find ‘mortal’ concerns interesting or curious. Rather, they seek the threads beneath the surface that tie a world together. Let's explore how to be more intuitive, knowledgeable and mysterious.