“As Above, So Below; As Within, So Without” is a phrase that calls to my mind the 1 Magician. We already have all the tools to guide and direct us in our lives. We have the ability to allow the Universe to work in partnership with us, in creating our reality. I read from the Witches Tarot Deck that this phrase is the Hermetic Principle of Correspondence! Did not even know it had a name!
We do exist on all planes – on the astral / spiritual, the energetic, and the physical. The Magician urges you to choose the most harmonious tools and natural accessories for your magic. Use the laws of correspondence and all of the resources that you have at your disposal wisely.
My favourite Shadowscapes Deck reads,
Originality, creativity, skill, willpower, self-confidence, dexterity and sleight of hand. It is about grasping the unseen around you and harnessing it to become reality, drawing forth the ineffable into the material real of existence. This Magician draws upon relics representative of the elements: fire in his lantern, the voice of the sea in the shell, a breath of wind in the raven’s feather, and earth from the leaves. He knows what he wants, and he knows he can make it happen with conscious exertion of his will and his knowledge of how to manipulate the world.
I have always loved the Magician card. It is usually an affirmation that I am ready to take on whatever event / challenge / endeavour that is in front of me. It is also usually a reminder to establish clear intent and put in conscious effort, so that the unseen that is in and around me can be brought down to the physical earth plane. We are Co-Creators with the Universe, one can’t do without the other for Creation.
Thanks to the daily prompt, I started reading more about the origin of the phrase. Always saw words like Hermes Trismegistus, hermeticism, but these words always breezed through my head without a pause. Suddenly I realise much of what I understand about the world works actually has a name!
Bookmarks for thyself: