The Devil – material pleasures can also be the reason for your feelings of powerlessness
The Devil upright. Oppression, addiction, obsession, dependency, excess, powerlessness, limitations.
Tastes, smells, and all things tactile may preoccupy you today and distract you from thinking clearly about whatever is in front of you. It could be hard to refrain from unconscious flirting or making comments quickly taken the wrong way. Be aware of your actions and do what you can to not offend or attract people whom you’d rather avoid.
In most traditional Tarot decks, the Devil (XV) is the fifteenth trump or Major Arcana card. It is used in-game playing as well as in divination. It represents being seduced by the material world and physical pleasures. Also, living in fear, domination, and bondage, being caged by an overabundance of luxury, a gilded cage, so discretion should be used in personal and business matters.
The Devil is the card of illusion. Although you control your life, beliefs, and choices, the Upright Devil tarot card symbolizes how addiction, depression, and unhealthy bonds can make you feel out of control. Even social media, exercise, and work can be embodied by the Devil when in excess. Regardless of the nature of your particular problem, the card’s message is clear: redirect your attention away from the satisfaction of desires and toward the things that really matter to you.
LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS MEANING
The news isn’t good when the Devil tarot card represents you or your partner in a love reading. In love and relationship spreads, the Devil means someone selfish, abusive, and unfaithful–so caught up in lusty desires that not much else matters.
Addiction and mental health issues may also be playing a part in the demise of the relationship. If this is the case, you’ll need to seek the right kind of help for your individual struggles. Your relationship isn’t necessarily doomed, but you’ll need to make healing a top priority.
If addiction isn’t a hidden factor in your relationship or friendships, the Devil suggests that someone is feeling trapped. Maybe you’re single and feel like you’ll never find the one. Perhaps you’re committed, and things aren’t moving in the right direction for one reason or another.
Don’t be so quick to give up on love or break things off. Instead, consider a reset with a single (or couples) getaway and some time spent doing something you really enjoy.
HEALTH AND SPIRITUALITY MEANING
The Devil tarot card in a health reading can personify the effects of risky behavior and lack of self-care on one’s body and mind. Take note of any areas you are over-indulging in that might be leading to a decline in your well-being. Then, figure out ways to improve these areas a little at a time.
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, prioritize getting help. Spirituality readings that include the Devil tarot card revolve around a fear of one’s own psychic abilities. Do you have subconscious programming telling you that divination and connecting to magical things 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 accurate inventory of your personal value system.
THE DEVIL REVERSED
Are you ready to level up?
The Reversed Devil Tarot card has a more positive meaning than its upright twin.
The Devil often appears in the upside-down position when the person receiving the reading prepares to go to a higher plane. There is one catch, though–you must first let go of negative and unhealthy attachments. By detaching, you’ll be able to reclaim your power and freedom. Although this change is a good thing, you must remember that beginnings are usually messy. Just be patient with your transition path and deal with things one by one. You’ll be surprised with the results as you go on. Go on and seek self-improvement gradually.
THE DEVIL: YES OR NO
The Devil in a yes or no reading is a hard no. Because it is associated with violence, bad luck, abuse, and everything negative and harmful, it brings little to the table except a warning.
Turn it around and personify. The Devil reversed means independence, freedom, revelation, release, reclaiming power, reclaiming control. Upside-down or reversed cards give us the pathway to walk out of our delusional dungeon. (EZM)
WE&P by: EZorrillaM.
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