Victorian Romantic Tarot (Baba Studios, 2012).
Here we have the Magician, yet I have to say he looks rather old and tired. If the cards didn't have titles, I might have guessed him to be the Hermit, given his age, his solitary situation, and the light shining before him over a book. There are no suit elements here, no sword, wand or cup, and just a pentagram etched on the floor for the suit of pentacles.
Looking closer, though, I guess we could see the light before him as representing the fiery suit of Wands, and the book his hand rests on as representing the mental realm of Swords. The strange little blue thing on the table (anyone want to take a guess at what it is?), could be some representation of water and hence Cups...
Still, the other elements in the card are pretty creepy: a skeleton standing to one side of him; animal skulls and heads above him. Altogether, he's not a Magician I'd want to get on the wrong side of. It's true, though, that these can all by symbols of esoteric knowledge and experimentation of one kind or another! So, perhaps he has developed the ability, using these tools, to achieve or create what he sets out to.
How much I'll manage to achieve today will depend a lot on whether or not Big Boy can go back to school. I'm hoping, based on this card, that he will :) Though we had a lot of fun yesterday, my deadlines are haunting me like the skeleton in the Magician's chamber.
I am grateful for the ability to get work done when I set my mind to it.