The Magician is the card of work, skills and knowledge. It’s about the cards you have in your hands. He is bright and cunning, for better and for worse.
The Magician is the official first card of the deck (the Fool was originally not numbered and can be considered first or last).
The Magician holds or presents, depending on your deck, all the elements that will make the minor suit of your deck: a wand, a cup, a coin (or pentacle) and a wand.
He is a master of his craft, which is why the Magician often speaks of work situations and is to be expected when reading for career related questions. He can also stand for a relatively young lover, a doctor or a good friend. His presence in the spread usually means action, changes, new starts.