Daily Mindfulness Walk Through the Thoth Tarot
The True Self is the meaning of the True Will;
know Thyself through Thy Way! (BOT)
First of the alchemical trump cards the Magus represents the element of Mercury. As Crowley says, "Mercury represents action in all forms and phases. His is the fluidic basis of all transmission of activity and on the dynamic theory of the Universe he is himself the substance thereof."
The figure on the card actually forms the glyph for Mercury. And he juggles his tools: With the Wand createth He. With the Cup preserveth He. With the Dagger destroyeth He. With the Coin redeemeth He. Also in there is a style, paperys torch and Winged Egg and that Egg is important for our evolving symbolism in this deck. On this card the egg represents preexistent zero - like the Magus himself - the source of manifestations. It will show up in the other alchemical trumps as we walk further into the deck.
Skill, cunning, craft. The Magus is making his world, changing and shaping it according to his Will. That is how powerful he is and you are - you can create your world. Be sure you know exactly what you want though because that is what you are going to get.
A quote from the movie What Dreams May Come is perfect for this card: That which you believe becomes you world!
My Tarot Card Practice. I have been studying Tarot for over 20 years now and am still learning new things daily.