For this first draw we meet the Magician. He sits in a high-ceilinged stone room, behind a large wooden table. He wears a deep blue robe with red and pale blue trim and a red jewelled medal. The red is also echoed in the curtains which frame the window behind him, looking out onto a beautiful landscape and dramatic sky. The tools of the four elements are by him - a cup, candle and sword on the table, along with what seems like an incense burner. There are other elemental objects around him, too: a glowing wand just behind him, books on a shelf on the wall, and also an inverted pentacle.
What first strikes me, though, is the fact that he is indoors, in what seems like a small study. The energy channelling he does is very controlled, well thought-out. He isn't one for grand gestures, just the calm application of his will and knowledge. The inverted pentacle, though, suggests that he may sometimes act from a place of selfishness, directing energy rather than being guided by spirit.
The message I get from this card is that I need to take some time, and maybe do a reading, to check that I am on the right path. It's all well and good making things happen, but what if they are not the things you should be doing...
I am grateful for the guidance of spirit.