Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.
-Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
The Magician is a card of ability, or in other words, being capable of realizing the potential. It represents the creative power and energy to draw the resources together and pull out successful works or solutions out of them. Having said that, this card does not imply that the success in the endeavor is granted – it signals that it is strongly dependent on concentration, awareness, and motivation. To clarify, the Magician promises manifestation on the grounds that there is both the focus and outreach. Here, the outreach is twofold, and it signifies the cognizance of the availability of the resources and the awareness of one’s abilities. The magic is taking the resources and giving them shape through willpower.
In a reading, the person symbolized by the Magician would be prone to industriousness, creatively smart and competent in his craft and broadly in his endeavors in life. The main feature of his character would be his resoluteness to “make it happen”; yet this resoluteness would be achieved through research, planning, and motivation rather than brute force or wishful thinking. In a relationship context; the Magician implies the eagerness to improve the relationship, learning from the old relationships and carrying any motion that would make the relationship a success. Career-wise, this card indicates that the skills and the job are matching each other like a key and lock; in other words, that one is able to make use of his skill set in his position, yielding excellent outcomes.
To sum up, the Magician card is an action-oriented one, which annotates accomplishment of goals by utilizing the tools in possession; prerequisite of this utilization being the focus, research, outreach (awareness) and the motivation to accomplish.