I – The Magician’s Spread – Major Arcana Spreads Series.

Hello guys!

Continuing with the Major Arcana Spread series, here is the second spread, based on the energy of The Magician. For this reading, I have chosen to focus on the aspect of The Magician that relates to the control of the elements.

Along with the spread itself, you will find a sample reading, so you can see the kind of information that you can extract from this reading. Enjoy it!

The Magician’s Spread


This is the general structure. As usual, the layout is merely for aesthetic purposes, but it has no effect on the result whatsoever, so go wild, or go plain!


Deck: The Roman Tarot by Christine Cianci.


· Your Grounding Point·

This is about the energies that you have under control, the part of yourself that keeps you centered and focused, the foundation of everything that you are building. Here I see that you have the skills, you have the patience and the ability to identify when timing is playing in your favour and when it is against you. It is possible that you are overestimating that skill of yours and you are waiting too long, being too perfectionist and this is holding you back from the achievements that you intend to make, but on the other hand, it is also an indicator that you are not in a hurry. You know how to wait and this will prevent you from rushing into decisions that could bring consequences you are not ready to deal with.

This approach has its pros and its cons, but as the very card indicates, balancing this part of yourself would be very interesting, and in fact, once you have this small disadjustment under control, there will not be a soul that moves you from your centre.


· How to Master Earth ·

It is a good moment to point out that being an elemental reading, three out of six cards are Fire. The element is very present in you, and you can achieve great things, for it speaks of an important willpower, big energy and activity.

Now, this part of the reading that speaks about how to master Earth is about what you can do in order to gain control over the most earthy aspects of your life. The tangible, your career, your finances, those goals that you want to transform from an idea into a reality.

What the Six of Wands tells me in this area, is that you need to be more confident in your ability to create lasting improvement in your life, while, at the same time, you do not forget about making sure that your achievement and your progress are well settled. The key is knowing that you are capable of this, but at the same time, not making the mistake of taking it for granted and keep working on maintaining your success. In a nutshell, add some earth to your fire.


·How to master Water ·

This part of the reading speaks about what you can do in order to master what is related to the element of Water. This has to do with the emotional realm, your feelings, your heartfelt beliefs, or your fears, and how to direct them towards creating a more positive impact in your life.

It seems that you tend to be a person with very clear feelings about right and wrong, true and false, and you do not usually allow changes in these areas. Even though, you have experienced dramatic changes in your opinion when you have been confronted with a reality that has proven to you that there are other ways. This, quite often, has come to you as a shock.

As counterintuitive as it may sound, the Three of Wands indicates that in order to achieve mastery over what has to do with the element of Water, you need to lose the discomfort that grey areas tend to cause you. When you are free from the feeling that you may not be acting consistently with your beliefs, you will be able to see many more possibilities and opportunities that you had missed by being too focused on what you considered the right, or the safe way to proceed.


· How to master Air ·

This part of the reading is dedicated to the realm of the Air. Intellect, ideas, communication, everything that has to do with reason and the most rational part of the human experience belongs to this element.

The Ace of Swords is the perfect match for this particular position in the reading. It represents the sword in the table of The Magician, and it indicates that in your mind, you are just where you need to be in order to create what you want to create. Your ideas are brilliant, on a brain level, you have everything that you need. The potential of creating change and progress is in your mind and you just need to unlock it!

Looking at the reading in general, we can say that you have perfect control over the Air, and Fire is begging you to step into action. In order to feel more comfortable with this, the suggestions introduced by the last card could be of use, and it would reflect in the Earth, the actual making it something tangible, in a successful way.


· How to master Fire ·

When speaking about mastering Fire, I am thinking about action, passion, vocation. All the things that have to do with creation itself, potential and willpower.

The Eight of Wands, Fire in a position of Fire, suggests that all that is left for you to control Fire at this particular point in your life is just stepping into action, getting things done. The Eight of Wands is a card of speed, swift action that brings quick results. I think of it as a very encouraging card in this position and context.

Stop postponing and start acting, it seems that once you make the decision and take the step, things will start happening for you pretty soon after!


· As above: What to change in your mind to start manifesting here ·

In this position, The Hierophant indicates that you could benefit from some of the often considered “dark” or more negative traits of this card. Usually The Hierophant is considered a symbol of blind faith and dogma, but when it comes to manifesting, installing in your mind the blind and immovable belief that you have the power to change things, that you can, without a shadow of doubt, bring your ideas to reality and build lasting improvement, is something that you can greatly benefit from.


· So Below: What you can bring into existence ·

This card shows what you can achieve by following the above-mentioned steps.

The Eight of Cups indicates that deciding to apply this information and advice into your life would result in leaving behind everything that no longer serves you and start a new path towards achievement. You may be reluctant to give up on some of the ideas that are keeping you safe, but leaving them behind, even if difficult, seems to be just what you need.

As this card portrays, the wanderer that is depicted in it leaves behind what is comfortable and known, not without fear, but with decision, because they know that what they may find in their new path is likely to be worth the process.


This is how the reading works! Thoughts, ideas, comments? I will love to hear them!

Are you interested in getting some insight about the way in which you can implement the energy of The Magician into your life? If you want me to do this reading for you, I will! 

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The Magician’s Spread

Get in touch with the energy of The Magician and gain insight about how to gain control over your circumstances and direct your skills towards your goals!


Mia Alviz

My name is Mia Alviz and I declare myself "tarobsessed". I live in Spain, from where I make a living out of my passion: Tarot. With a taste for traditional European divination and crystal healing, my aim as a professional is to provide my querents with honest, meaningful and empowering insight as well as building a legacy into the Tarot Community.

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