Magic and the use of powers beyond ourselves has always had an appeal. Classified as any extraordinary or mystical (beyond oneself ) influence, charm, or power, in dreams this power can seem more easily accessible than at other times.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, when there is magic in a dream it indicates our ability to link with our own deepest powers. Initially, they can be the powers of sexuality, the powers of control, or of power over our surroundings. By learning, often through dreams, to control our emotions and channel them properly we are able to access energy beyond our own little world and use it to improve our own, or others’, lives.
Material aspects: When we are using magic both in dreams and in everyday life, we are using our energy to accomplish something without effort or difficulty. We are capable of controlling the situation that we are in, to have things happen for us and to create from our own needs and wants.
The figure of a magician appearing in a dream signifies the arrival of a wise guardian and counsellor, whether that is from an internal perspective or in everyday life. You might also like to consult the entries for mystic, witch and wizard.
Vision: Watching a magician at work means an unexpected event ahead. But don’t believe everything that you are told! You are the magician—even if in real life you can’t “cast a spell” or reach your goal by “magic.”
Depth Psychology: Either you overestimate your skills, believing you can perform magic, or you are hoping that magically you will get out of a difficult situation. Are you trying a bit of trickery?
In the past (but still relevant today), the image of supernatural power that you wish you had. This dream symbol frequently appears when one is feeling worthless. Today, it refers more to the dreamer himself and his magical qualities.
A magician represents the integrated whole and the individuality of the dreamer— that’s the reason why the magician in the Tarot was assigned the number One. This integration and uniqueness is what makes him magical.
The message here might be that the dreamer ought to concentrate on his “magical powers” and know that they contribute to success on his life path. But no personal magic will make itself known unless the dreamer chooses to pursue his own path.
If he doesn’t do that, everything will seem jinxed. He will not get ahead and a multitude of obstacles will get in his way. On the other hand, this dream symbol may also point out that too much emphasis is being put on the individual at the expense of the collective. See Witch.
Dreams about magic or magicians, if positive, are very lucky and mean the dreamer will get something she has been wanting.
If negative, dreams about magic warn against using deception and lies to get your way, or you will suffer severe setbacks.