Today as I made my cut, the part of the deck remaining in my hand divided in two, creating another cut. So I pulled my first two cards (The Magician and Ace of Cups) from my original cut, then added the third card (The Wheel of Fortune) which was trying to get my attention from the additional cut. This was a fun set of cards to read together today.
The Magician can do anything he sets his mind to. He's powerful and he knows it. One hand is pointing up to the spiritual world, while the other hand points down to the earth of the physical plane. These hands of his are featured in both of the following two cards, where we see magical, mysterious hands coming out of thin air, both arriving in a puff of clouds. The hand that is raised upward is in the Ace of Cups, representing spirit, and the hand that is pointing down is found in the Wheel card, representing the physical. I need to recognize my spiritual abundance (Ace of Cups) and physical good fortune (Wheel), and use this combination to attract, create and expect more magic in my life.
Another thing I saw was a cup in each of the cards. In the Magician card, the cup is filled with a deep red color, and the first thing I thought of was blood, which sustains life, and represents thriving on the physical plane. But as this isn't a vampire deck, I assumed it was supposed to be wine. The cup in the Ace of Cups is overflowing with water. This made me think of the biblical story of turning water into wine, but in this case, it's the other way around. The Magician has turned wine into water, and it continually overflows, creating the body of water below, providing more than enough for anyone who is thirsty. The cup in the Wheel card is held by a King who appears to be having a ball on top of the wheel of his fortune. (I'm assuming this water has been turned back into wine at this point, as he'd probably have to be a little drunk to be sitting in such a precarious place. He has no way of knowing in which direction the Magician's hand will turn the wheel next.) What I saw in these cups today is the feeling of vitality, abundance, magic, exhilaration and celebration, as well as being a nod to water signs, which my sign happens to be.
While writing this post, I just realized something amazing! Yesterday I wrote about how both my cards were Nines (and Majors). I noted that if I could get through the mystery, I would move onto 10's, naming the Wheel as one of those lucky Tens. And sure enough, the Wheel showed up today. And not only that, the Wheel reduces to the number 1, making all three of my cards today Ones! Wow! I see this as a very positive message. Ones represent the source of all energy and creation, where power, potential and beginnings are born. There's definitely magic in the air!
Deck: Morgan-Greer Tarot