The Magician is in red and white clothes, and the basic card symbols are the Lemniscate – a figure of eight on its side – symbolizing eternal life and eternity; a small wand; a table displaying a chalice symbolizing knowledge and preservation; a pentacle; a staff; and a sword. At #1, he is the male power of creation, through willpower and desire. The card symbolizes originality, creativity, skill, self confidence, and dexterity; and in reverse stands for weakness in will, insecurity, delay, no imagination
The basic Tarot story is of the Fool meeting the Magician on his way. The Magician mesmerizes him, and the Fool hands over his pack to the Magician. He magically unfolds the pack and reveals all that was lying inside – the sword of intellect, the wand of spirituality and ambition, the overflowing chalice of love and emotions, the solid pentacle of work, and possessions. With such things, the Fool can make anything of his life, but the point is – were these things already there, or did the Magician create them?
The card means that the querent will be given an idea, a solution to a problem, an ambitious career, a love life, or a job.