The Magician within is a bit different from your Inner Guide — at least the way I see it.
Your Inner Guide comes to you from a distance and has a presence and personality that feels different from your own. You’ve already met your Inner Guides. They are allies that support you every step of the way. They answer any questions and give you the inner guidance you need.
The Magician is YOU — the highest part of you, pure spirit. When you imagine the Inner Magician, you're summoning the highest, most evolved parts of yourself.
The Magician points upward to the heavens with his or her right hand, and downward to earth with the left — signifying the Magician is able to create by beginning in the highest spiritual and mental spheres, and then bringing these energies down into physical form, grounded in the earth.
When you imagine the Magician within you,
you summon the creative force of the universe
to do what you will.
So be it. So it is!
(From The Magical Path)