The Mystic Archetype

Upright Meanings: willpower, creativity, intellect, self-confidence, influence, sleight of hand, power, logic, resourcefulness, ability, skill, will-power, dexterity

The Mystic is the representation of pure willpower. With the power of the elements, he takes the potential innate in us all and molds it into being with the power of desire. He is the connecting force between heaven and earth, for he understands the meaning behind the words as above so below – that mind and world are only reflections of one another. Remember that you are powerful, create your inner world and the outer will follow.

Reversed Meanings: insecurity, delay, cunning, unused ability, greed, lack of self-confidence, unimaginative, manipulation, untrustworthiness, conniving, trickery

When you get The Mystic reversed, it might mean its time for you to implement some changes. While right side up, The Mystic represents true power, The Reversed Mystic is a master of illusion. The magic that he performs can be one of deception and trickery. You may be lured in by the showmanship of his arts, but behind that there may be an intention to manipulate for selfish gain. Getting this card might mean that there is someone who pretends to have your best interests at hand when the opposite is true. Consider whether this reversed The Mystic is in your circle, or perhaps might also represent your current state of emotions. It may mean you may become obsessed with power and that might lead to wrong, reckless decisions that will lead to your eventual downfall.