15 – The Devil:
Keywords: Materialism, addiction, enslavement, lack of freedom, limitation, our shadow self, the flaws we attempt to hide from ourselves
The Devil card is often interpreted primarily as materialism… as being enslaved to worldly goods. Actually, this enslavement can assume many forms. Anything we do to ourselves, even though we know it isn’t good for us (i.e. using drugs or alcohol… even when it hurts our health, making poor choices to continue in relationships that are toxic). The Devil often relates to short-term thinking, a failure to see how our actions now will affect our future, or not caring about the future enough to make healthy choices. Often this type of thinking accompanies poverty of all kinds. The Devil can also touch on issues we hide from ourselves, areas where we need growth or change but choose not to look at or confront. The Devil card shows two people who are chained, but they appear neither upset about this, nor bound very tightly. I have often heard it said that the people in the image could easily remove the chains from around their neck, but choose not to. Either they don’t realize they can, or they just don’t want to take responsibility for their own destiny. The Devil card highlights for us, areas that need our attention, areas we may be trapped.
The Devil card #15
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Note: This is another card that requires you to use surrounding cards
to determine if it is presented in a positive or negative light.
Losing Independence, Seduction and Sex, Fearing the Unknown, Commitment has Become Imprisonment Rather than Liberation, Inappropriate Behavioral Patterns, Misuse of Power, and Authority, Doubting, Choosing to Stay in the Dark, Obsession, Bondage, Bad Habits, Desire for Material, and Physical Fulfillment, Jealousy, An Unhappy Person that is Too Afraid to Move on, Greed, Bad Outside Influences, A Bond so Tight, it is Hard to be Broken, Addiction, Materialism-Lure of the Material World, Sexuality-Lust of the Flesh, Fear, Negative Thinking and/or Energy, Evaluate your Intentions, Feeling the Burden of the Material Side of Life, Overindulging the Senses, Lack of Your Spiritual Side-Lacking Faith, , Submitting to Another, Possessiveness, Feeling Indebted, Feeling You are in a Rut that your stuck in, Your Journey of Life is Off-Course, Hopelessness, Ignorance, Tied to a Commitment that is Enslaving You-, Temptation of Many Kinds, Devilish Ways, Selfishness,
Beating Addictions, Recognizing and Admitting your Past Mistakes, Making Amends, Being a Free Spirit, Rising Above Human Tendencies and Temptations, Freedom from Pain and Suffering, Divorce, Overall Good Person-With Good Thoughts-and Actions, Beginning of Spiritual Understanding, Enlightenment, Breaking Bad Habits, Having Fun, Release, Breaking Free from the Chains that hold you, Breaking Free from a Situation or a controlling person,