“This is who I am, right here, right now, all right? All that counts is here and now, and this is me!”
22 Doctor Who Tarot Quotes

Doctor Who and the Major Arcana: The Magician

Last week, I launched a new series at the intersection of two of my favourite things: tarot cards and Doctor Who. Each week we’ll explore another major arcana card by pairing it with a quote from Doctor Who that plays on the essence of it. This week we look at card 1 of the major arcana, the Magician.

Last time, I said that Doctor Who *is* the Fool, a hero on a quest for knowledge and understanding. But, I could also easily argue that they are the Magician: the one who takes action, the one who manifests. The Magician is about resourcefulness, originality, and self-confidence; with his lightning rod pointed skyward and fingers rooting him to the earth, he aligns spirit and matter to manifest his desires.

Christopher Eccleston, the Ninth Doctor, said, “This is who I am, right here, right now, all right? All that counts is here and now, and this is me!” The Doctor knows themselves, their capabilities and their skills and they use them to take control. They are not so worried about what came before or what will come next; they are focused on what they’re doing in this very instant. That’s what the Magician compels you to do: channel your energy, align spirit and matter, and make things happen!

What do you think? It’s hard to argue against the Doctor as the Magician, the one who makes things happen. They’re a magician in more senses than one! I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Next week, we’ll continue looking at #22DoctorWhoTarotQuotes with The High Priestess.

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