The Devil

What do you desire? The Devil is about pleasure, temptation, and indulging yourself.

Description

In many ways, this card is an echo of The Lovers. However, instead of an angel blessing a union, we see the devil standing over two naked and chained individuals. They have horns, so they were once people but have become demons.

Devil Tarot

The Devil: Meaning

Just because it feels good, doesn’t mean its good for you. You might be indulging yourself. Have you been pursuing power, a higher position, and money? It might mean more material wealth, but is it making you happy?

Conversely, you might have been driving yourself too hard. Life is all about balance and you need a break. It’s time to relax and indulge in some mindless pleasure.

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Reversed

You might be at a low point right now. This could be an extramarital affair, an addiction of some sort, or other bad behavior which is bound to have consequences.

You’ve come to the crossroads, but which direction will you take?  If you keep on moving on your current path, only ruination lies ahead of you.

Love

When it comes to love, The Devil is a mixed bag.

Are you having an affair with someone? While the thrill of it all, might make you happy in the short-term, it could have life-changing consequences down the road.

Are you looking for fun? This can be a welcome change, a chance to explore your wild side. However, if you are looking for a life partner, it isn’t going to happen.

This card also has kinky implications. You might be adventurous in bed and looking for a good time. If this is your thing, enjoy yourself! And remember the safety word.

There is one dark implication here. The Devil might represent someone who is cruel or abusive. Someone who’s trying to control you and not with fuzzy handcuffs. If this is the case, make a run for it.

 

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