The Devil – 15the Major Arcana Card
In Tarot, the Devil is the 15th major arcana card in the deck. The Devil is a card of vices and excess, and it can show us what we can be addicted to, whatever that may be.
A lot of people freak out when they get the Devil card and it isn’t all bad. The Devil card shows us our darkness, but in doing so, also provides the opportunity for a light to shine. So while this card definitely gives off an intense tone, it can also have positive ramifications. For me, this card always reminds me to focus on integrating darkness with light. How can we welcome and embrace the hidden or repressed areas of our psyche instead of hiding them away or feeling ashamed of them?
Temptation or Liberation?
While the Devil card represents temptation and the darker aspects of our human experience, it signifies an opportunity for personal growth, liberation, and reclaiming our power. This card serves as a profound reminder to examine the areas of our lives where we may be ensnared by bad habits and self-imposed limitations.
The Devil tarot card can represent vices, addictive behavior, toxic relationships, and partying. Many times these “passions” are “obsessions” that are hard to break free from like sex, money, or a relationship.
In a love reading, the card can indicate a strong sexual attraction between two people. However, it’s more associated with a physical connection over something more deep and meaningful.
The Devil’s Zodiac Counterpart
Each card in the tarot has a zodiac counterpart, and the Devil is associated with Capricorn. In astrology, earthy Capricorn is known for being practical, strategic, and determined. They work hard, value security and tend to put their career above everything else. Because of that, the Devil tarot card is closely associated with ambition. In a career reading, the Devil could be an invitation for you to set goals and stick to them. At the same time, it also warns against unbridled ambition.
While of course, blind ambition is not healthy, ambition in general can be a good thing to cultivate. When we get this card, it is an invitation to think about where we want to go in our professional lives. Where do we want to be seen? What sort of legacy do we want to leave behind? These are some questions to contemplate when you get this card.
Dive Deep with the Devil Card
This card dives into the depths of our psyche, unveiling the negative aspects of our relationships, both with others and ourselves. It sheds light on the shadows that lurk within, revealing our darkest and most complex human emotions.
Dive deep into the mysteries of the Devil card and unlock the secrets it holds. Explore the intricate interplay between light and dark, desire and restraint, and unravel the profound lessons it imparts on our spiritual journey.
- Take note of any areas you are over-indulging in that might be leading to a decline in your overall well-being. Then, figure out ways to improve in these areas a little at a time.
- If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, make getting help a priority.
- Spirituality readings that include the Devil tarot card revolve around a fear of one’s own psychic abilities. Do you have subconscious programming that is telling you that divination and connecting to things that are metaphysical is the work of Satan? If so, it is time to deal with these beliefs once and for all. You’ll never be able to grow spiritually until you take an authentic inventory of your personal value system.
Embracing the upright Devil card’s energy means taking an honest inventory of our lives, acknowledging the areas where we may be under the influence of destructive forces, and making a conscious choice to break free from their hold.
Through self-reflection, self-discipline, and a commitment to personal growth, we can transcend the limitations imposed by our own fears and reclaim our power.
Stay True to Yourself
The Devil card advises that you show some spunk. There may be nothing to be gained by trying to be subtle or strategic in this situation. Assert your agenda, express yourself honestly, and let the chips fall where they may. Your best bet could be to express your true emotions, possibly even including anger. Acknowledge that you have whatever feelings you have. While it may not be necessary to act out what you feel in every situation, accepting the power and depth of your inner experience enables you to remain true to yourself.