The magician is a powerful card, filled with potential. He has all the worldly elements at his disposal and knows how to wield them to reach his own ends. You may crave this power for yourself, seeking to make sense of everything in front of you and turn it toward your purposes. In tune with the finer points of nature, the magician is shown in a garden. Your life, like this garden, is something you can cultivate carefully to bloom and grow when you possess both the necessary resources and the proper wisdom to guide your use of them.

My first experience with a psychic happened while I was visiting a childhood friend at college. I remember entering his little shop and being taken to a back room. The psychic said that it looked like I had two love interests. He said that I needed to make a decision between the two of them, and he emphasized over and over again that I had the power to choose. That one came completely out of the blue. I had already been dating my current boyfriend for a few months by that time, and I felt very committed to him. It was only months later that I realized I was still carrying a lot of emotional trauma from a previous abusive relationship. I thought I’d gotten over it and moved on, but I hadn’t, and it was hanging like a cloud over my life and my relationship with myself and with other people. I hadn’t let go yet. I realized that I needed to take action on it somehow, that I had that power. So I started working with a therapist.