I meant to draw just one card, but two popped out of the deck at me: a bonanza! To me The Magician is a card about the power of thoughts and intentions to create reality. But in case we were fooled into thinking that just daydreaming about our goals would get them accomplished, along comes the 7 of Pentacles to tell us that we will be successful, but we’re going to have to invest some effort and work to make our dreams come true. If we bring both factors together: strong, clear intent plus long hours and days of hard work, we will accomplish what we set out to do.
If your goal — your clear intention — is to accomplish a multitude of New Year’s resolutions, though, beware — this card combination looks to me like singleminded focus and concentration on ONE goal, the one thing that we most long to throw our heart, mind, body and spirit into. To make that one thing happen, we have to give it all we’ve got, but we can do it. Be patient with the process, because there’s a harvest coming at the end of all that hard work.