The Magician And Death Tarot Cards Together

The Magician and Death compared

The Magician is also called The Magus or The Mage or The Juggler in some tarot decks.

Both the Magician and Death cards are Major Arcana cards. Because Major Arcana cards tend to indicate important or overarching issues — this coupling is often a significant one. When two Major Arcana cards appear together, it's a sign that there's a connection between two major forces or major life-issues being referenced.

The meanings of the The Magician and Death cards

The Magician means

The simplest way to think about the Magician is that it deals with: Power, skill, concentration and resourcefulness

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Summary meaning of the Magician:

Skill, originality and masterful execution. An original solution to a problem. To accomplish something which is impossible for many others. To manifest willpower into reality.

(For a more detailed description of the Magician visit the Magician tarot card interpretation page.)

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Death means

The simplest way to think about Death is that it deals with: Endings, change, transformation and life cycle


Summary meaning of Death:

The end of a cycle and beginning of another. A larger trend is drawing to a close. The old is stripped away to prepare for the new. Possibly: A loss of money or personal property.

(For a more detailed description of Death visit the Death tarot card interpretation page.)

Yes or No meanings of the Magician and Death together

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The Yes or No meaning of the Magician is "yes", while the Yes or No meaning of Death is "no".

The mixed affirmative / negative meaning of this combination makes for an unclear Yes or No interpretation, or a Maybe

NOTE: While there is a general consensus on Yes or No tarot meanings, the truth is there is no universally accepted Yes or No meaning of every card. iFate uses the most generally accepted Yes or No interpretations, but different systems exist which may conflict with this one.

Astrological comparison of The Magician and Death tarot cards

According to the Golden Dawn system of connecting tarot cards with astrological equivalents, the Magician is associated with the ruling planet Mercury.

Death on the other hand, is associated with the zodiac sign Scorpio, and not directly associated with a ruling planet like the Magician.

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