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Tarot Card Meditation: The Magician (Black Herman)

Hi, all! Our card for today, Black Herman, is all about being focused and savvy.

Black Herman is associated with the Magician card in the traditional Tarot. The image on the card represents a real person in history who was a famous magician in the early 1900s. To supplement his income, he also sold talismans, tonics, and occult books. 

But as Black Herman was entertaining and helping people, he also took the opportunity to talk to people about his political beliefs aimed at helping empower Black people in the face of discrimination.

This is what all magicians do, by the way. even the ordinary ones you see at children’s parties. They distract your attention so that you won’t notice how the trick is done. The technical term is called misdirection (here’s an article about it on Wikipedia. Also, here is a funny and amazing clip of Penn and Teller on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon demonstrating it. 

One thing to keep in mind about misdirection is that it doesn’t happen by chance. It takes planning to do it right and to not make it so obvious.

So if you want to get a certain reaction from your words and actions, or if you want to get a certain outcome, you have to put in the work of planning it out. Think about the people you know who appear to have success. They may make it look easy…but perhaps you are not in on how the trick is done, and how much blood, sweat, and tears went into the making of it.

Think about your end goals—what you really want to achieve in any given situation? Are you doing it for the fun of it? Is it just something to pass the time? Are you trying to change your life, change the world, or help others? There’s no right or wrong answer. The important part is that your intentions are clear to yourself, if not to others.

Please know that I am not advocating lying. There’s a way to stay within your morals and integrity without necessarily showing your hand. There may be reasons to be discerning about how much information you give away. Whatever you do, as I often say, do it consciously with a strong sense of self and a specific purpose.

Have a beautiful day. (A version of this post originally appeared on my Patreon page on October 30, 2021).

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Daily Tarot Energy Reading for January 12, 2022

The Tarot cards for today are the Magician and the Six of Coins. You have what it takes to create a better reality for yourself. It may just be a matter of knowing which ingredients you need to achieve the most magical results. Try a little give and take. Take care of yourself, ask for help if you need it, and give to others whatever time you have to spare. Get that energy flowing.

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Daily Tarot Energy Reading for December 16, 2021

The Tarot cards for today are the Starman (Magician) and the Queen of Pentacles. The power is in your hands today. You have all the skills and talent you need to achieve your goals, not to mention the confidence and experience. Work smarter, not harder—meaning make sure that you take breaks for self care and to treat yourself well. Keep in mind that having the dream is only part of it. You also have to put in the practical action. Make a plan and go for it!

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Daily Tarot Energy Reading for July 1, 2021

The Tarot cards for today are the Magician and the Nine of Swords. You can truly coauthor the story of your life along with the forces of the Universe. Each of us has a unique viewpoint when it comes to logic, common sense, emotion, and passion. Every good writer knows how important word choice is to create the mood. “Bad” things that happen can be called “challenges,” and a good situation can be seen as stressful when spoken of in a certain light. Take any worries—or “concerns”—that your have one step at a time. Spin the tale so that it works out as much in your favor as possible.

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Daily Tarot Reading for June 2, 2021

The Tarot cards for today are the Three of Blades and the Magician. You may feel disappointed, sad, or betrayed by news you hear today. Before your heart breaks completely, think about whether or not you are seeing things clearly. After all, with Mercury now retrograde, misunderstandings are possible. Also, we sometimes create stories about our lives that may or not be in line with what is really happening, depending on our mood. Things may be better than you think. Keep an open mind.

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Daily Tarot Reading for March 17, 2021

The Tarot cards for today are the Three of Swords, Two of Wands, and the Magician.

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Daily Tarot Reading for August 18, 2020

Happy New Moon! The Tarot card for today is the Magician. Recognize all the tools that you have available to you—emotions, common sense, logic and passion. Use them to create something new and exciting in your life. It’s the new moon in Leo, so have fun!

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Daily Tarot Reading for August 7, 2020

The Tarot card for today is the Magician. Today and everyday you can manifest your dreams. Like the Magician, you have the tools you need, represented by the four suits in the Tarot: Emotional intelligence and creativity (Cups) logic and decision-making power (Swords), common sense and practicality (Pentacles), and passion and spirituality (Wands). Mix and match these elements to create magic in your life.

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Daily Tarot Reading for 12-19-2018

The Tarot cards for today are the Magician (Angel of Magic) and the Eight of Pentacles (Dedication).  Like the Magician, use all the tools that you have available: logic (Swords), common sense (Pentacles), your sixth sense (Cups), and gut instinct. Use these tools to make magic out of work projects that show your skill, as well as family-related projects, such as buying/wrapping gifts and decorating.



Daily Tarot Reading for 7-30-2018

Good morning everyone! The Tarot cards for today are Death and the Magician. Death was the card we pulled on Friday for the lunar eclipse and the weekend. It shows up again today to remind us that transformation and change is not an instant process. So take time out to feel the effects of any recent changes and learn how to make them a part of your life.

With that being said, the Magician card shows that it is time to create new ideas for how you want to live your life as a result of these changes. You now have the tools to create magic. Use the fire of your passion, the clarity of your mind, and the depth of your emotions. Then ground these energies into the core of your being.

Have a magical day.