0. Le Bateleur

Le Bateleur or The Magician from Tarocchino Arlecchino

About the Card

English Name(s)

The Magician, The Juggler


  • Grand Etteilla: Card Number 15
  • Tarot de Marseille: Trump I

Image Description

The Magician wears a costume decorated with red, blue, and green diamonds, a pointy hat with a bell at the tip, and a black mask with a red nose. He stands at a table, surrounded by four small and impish figures dressed all in red with horned masks. They watch three coins and two upside down cups on the table. The Magician holds a striped wand in his right hand and appears to be hiding something in his left hand. Only his left leg is visible under the table. The air around the five figures is filled with swirling red flourishes.

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Illness of the body, disease, physical affliction, infirmity, damage, bad state of health or affairs, disruption, pain, death throes, epidemic, poison, plague, infection.


Illness of the mind or soul, indisposition, headache, heartache, worry, melancholy, affliction, lethargy, inconvenience, unhappy position, displeasure, anxiety, sorrow, woe, misfortune, medicine, remedy, charlatan, mage, empirical medicine.