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Also a comparison to the original RWS:

The feeling of power, all the elements being present and new beginnings are there. However, traditionally the RWS Magician looks at you –facing you head on, here the magician is sideways on. Importantly, I feel, the traditional figure has the elements laid out on the table before him but is not engaging with them, whereas here the Magician interacts with each. I get the feeling he is more involved and ‘hands-on’ than the traditional figure. It feels more urgent as a card and again has a more raw energy to it.

We could see half of the face being turned away linking to the 'con-man' aspect of the card, but because of the honest effort in his facial expression I don't hold much to this meaning for this Magician. It's not something I feel from him when we converse.
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