Today’s Tarot card is The Devil; quite a way to start my Monday. There is definitely something alluring about the image in this particular deck.
The word “devil” comes from the Greek word “diablos” meaning adversary. The archetype of the Devil is all that is apparently “bad” in a world where we constantly search for the good. In fact, it is often our own inner devil which causes most of our problems due to lack of consciousness, ignorance, or illusion.
The Devil was also previously identified as the pagan god Pan who symbolized primal masculine energy at its most uninhibited level. This card also indicates an aspect of secrecy.
The Devil card can have positive and negative interpretations. It often appears when a situation is dragging you down and you feel helpless to change it. It can show a form of self-enslavement and if you take control of the behavior or situation you will be released from it.
When you draw this card, it is time to confront your demons. The more we understand and face our fears, the less power they have over us. This card asks us to accept our limitations, to develop an awareness of self and others and to understand that we may be bound and chained to a narrow perspective or be living under other people’s expectations.
Zodiac affinity: Capricorn