The Magician and the High Priestess are the yin and yang of the universal life force, the great creator, each a half of the whole. The Magician represents the masculine energy when that force is perceived as split into apparent opposites. He is consciously aware and ready to achieve. He has the strength of the sun, the power of his will, and the ability to achieve results using his creative energy.
The Magician is aware of and dwelling in the world around him. He is also conscious of his ability to make his mark on that world, using it to create in the same way as an artist might use a blank canvas. On the RWS deck you see the Magician standing at his alter, one hand pointing his wand towards heaven, drawing down the energy. The other hand is pointing towards earth with the intention of grounding and manifesting – as above so below.
When you see this card know that you have it in you to create your own fate, realize your dreams, and control your own destiny. Use the energy of the Magician to dare to do great things that others might only dream.