You have chosen this card today because you are trying to make something happen.  The application of your will and the courage to have faith is the formula for success.  The Magician represents conscious mind by which concentration and attention to a specific idea can unleash the forces from above.  The Magician holds a wand in his right hand raised towards heaven, while his left hand holds a wand that points to the earth.  He is drawing power from above and directing it into manifestation.  Our conscious is motivated and conditioned by some kind of desire which must be elevated to a higher plane.  Concentrate.