The Magician is card #1 in the major arcana of the tarot deck. The Magician is the male power of creation by willpower and desire. The lemniscate (infinity symbol) over his head indicates the energy of thought. Thus, he draws divine power down from the heavens into his white wand, molds it with that energy of thought, and makes it manifest on Earth (his finger pointing to the ground). This is that most ancient magic to make real whatever he imagines in his head merely by saying it aloud.
Over the course of 2012 I am going to illustrate and cut by hand all of the major arcana tarot cards.
I cut the image from heavy white coverstock paper I'd painted with watercolor,
& the finished papercut measures 7.25 x 10.75 inches.
**If you would like another paper color to be used for your papercut, please indicate what you'd like upon making your purchase**
Stay tuned for the rest of the cards in the series!