Tarot’s major arcana plate number one, YOD “The Magician” is standing behind a table with the Tarot symbols of the four elements on it. he is saying to search out the “Mean tables” of these four elements: fire, earth, air and water. these elements are viewed through cardinal, fixed, or mutable lenses.
Above the Magician’s head is the analema symbol. The analema is a visual diagram of the sun’s movements allowing us to create almanacs, tell time, keep calendars.
This card’s position begins the Yod quadrant, the Yod house, the Yod decanate. He signifies power, intelligence, outgoingness. This Magician is a cardinal fire sign whose symbol of profession is the rod and works in AIRIES. He demonstrates the energy of MARS. His banner is I AM.
Aires celebrates the beginning of spring on the Sun’s Equinox, March 21st. If you are on the top of the mound you will see the sunrise in the direct center of the horizon. The sun will be on its journey north.