The Magician always takes me a little by surprise because he brings a clarion call to purposeful action. I tend to to think that I do most things on purpose and with purpose but then I draw the Magician and stop and think about what I'm doing and how I'm doing it. And then I realize that I've been doing a fair bit of sleepwalking. Frankly, it's hard to be powerful when you're sleepwalking and so attention must be paid.
This is the one card in the deck that contains a symbol of all the suits. It has the sword of thought and reason, the cup of emotion and intuition, the pentacle of center and stability, and the rod of inspiration and action. So, when we draw it, it calls us to integrate all those aspects of ourselves before we take our next steps. If we know what all those parts of ourselves want, (the thoughtful, emotional, stable, and passionate parts), and then we act with purpose from that place of awareness, then we are on working on our highest universal path. If on the other hand, we ignore any of those parts, then we will be misguided in our efforts and we might even work at cross purposes with our highest good.
So, today, the mission is deceptively simple. Know what you want, exactly what you want. Be extremely certain and purposeful and mindful with everything you do and you will advance toward your highest good with full power. Deceive yourself about what is really going on inside you and you will feel the gnawing pang of missing the mark, again and again, until you right your course. Once you have integrated, you will indeed make magic.