THE MAGICIAN AS ARTIST-INSPIRATION & CREATION
Inspire (v.) in Middle English was used to mean, "breathe or put life or spirit into the human body; impart reason to a human soul."
Magicians are artists and artists are magicians. They manipulate the forms of everyday life into transcendental patterns.
From inspiration, with will and intention, comes creation. The hand is the tool that directs the flow of energy, taming and shaping nature (earth, air, fire and water, symbolized in Tarot by coins, swords, wands and cups), putting its energies to our use. Only with man’s conscious focus and action, grounded in physical reality, can it be shaped to human use so that we can receive value from it, like beautiful music instead of noise.
However, putting energies to creative use does not always mean for the good of all. There is a shadow side to the Magician. The temptation to misuse power is a hidden aspect of any archetypal figure and the Magician is no exception.
Prospero, in The Tempest, has a foot in each of two worlds, the natural and the supernatural, and through him and his magic island they are connected. Anger and a desire for revenge cause him to behave very badly.
(By the way, we highly recommend the 2010 Helen Mirren movie)
Maybe don't mess with the Magician - "So peace, stay off my back or I will attack and you don't want that"