The Magician, Gamble-Hounsome Tarot
Theme: "the deck that created itself"
Deck: The Gamble-Hounsome Tarot (I only have the book)
Card: Magic (R)
"Here the Seeker must learn who and what he is. He must come to terms with the reality of his existence whatever he conceives this to be. His need now is to realise that he is a spiritual being having a human experience in the lifetime he has chosen and must undertake its journey to fulfil that agreement."
"That the Magician is depicted as an older figure tells us that this is not something we can master in the early years of our life, but is something that will frequently take a lifetime. The braid in his hair tells us that this is a process of weaving together the many strands, experiences and knowledge acquired through that lifetime."