Different objects are lying on the table, and all of them can be linked to the suits of the Tarot.
In fact, on the magician’s table we can see a cup, a knife or a sword, some coins, and a wand.
In cartomancy, the figure of the magician is often associated with the person who reads the cards.
In some illustrations, above the head of the magician there is a sideways 8, the symbol for infinity. Sometimes this symbol may be represented by the shape of the magician’s hat.
Meaning in the Tarot
The magician is a figure that represents action; in fact, the magician is the person who makes his own destiny, who is enterprising, who acts, and who obtains results.
This is an undoubtedly positive card; in fact, it represents a person who is capable and intelligent, and makes good use of both attributes, and as a result reaches his objectives.
It stands for: action, capability, enterprise, merit, results.
All the negative aspects of acting are exalted; for example, it may mean: acting negatively, too quickly, and acting without thinking, seeking status, lack of confidence in one’s own capabilities that are instead effective, misbehaving, obsession with material results while neglecting true values.