The saying goes that if you ask ten people the same question, you'll get twelve answers. I feel the same way about consulting various Tarot resources about the meaning of the Magician card. Depending upon the source the Magician can represent a period of study and learning, a period of using the elements; earth, air, fire and water in magic, a person who has the answers. One I found particulary interesting said that a person who is represented by the Magician has all the resources they need within themselves to suceed.
The one constant though was the need for honesty. The magician, despite all the differences in definitions, must be honest to both herself and to others. Magic requires integrity as much as it requires ability.
As for myself. I fell that although I may already have the resources within me, I'll need much study to be able to use them to their fullest. I've suceeded, I think, in banishing some of my space wasting thoughts and emotions. This will leave room in my life for my own "resources" to grow.
I feel ready to leave the realm of magician and move on to the next card. My needlework magician is represented by stairs leading up to a path, and the path continues on. I am now ready to climb those stairs and leave the nest to start on my path.