Witches Tarot Ellen Cannon-Reed - The Magician


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Witches Tarot Ellen Cannon-Reed - The Magician


Magician - In a white robe with a purple cape(?) draped over him.
The Moon appears in the upper right hand corner of the card.
His left arm is raised, as he looks upward.
On a table before him are the 4 suits.
There is also a black orb, on the lower left hand corner, opposite of the moon.


In comparing this to other decks, namely Waite, The Magician in this deck has the opposite arm raised. Is that signifigant?
Another difference from the Waite that stands out to me is that there are no flowers.
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In comparing this to other decks, namely Waite, The Magician in this deck has the opposite arm raised. Is that signifigant?
As per the author, "His left hand is raised and he points to the table with his right, symbolizing the energy flow from Kether to Binah" If we look at the Tree of Life glyph itself, the path between these two spheres travels diagonally down from the centre of the tree to the left, so perhaps this is why the choice of arms was used as to do otherwise would not have reflected this attribution as perfectly.

I imagine also that the white sphere in the upper right corner then is not meant to symbolize the Moon so much as it is Kether. The author's description calls it only "a white sphere" so clearly this is open to one's own sense of the card.

Not sure but these are my thoughts.
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