The Devil card of the Major Arcana corresponds to the 6th Lovers in terms of communication and content, except that the angel becomes a demon and romantic love is reduced to the indulgence of mutual desire. The Devil has a terrible face, and is born with bat-like wings. In addition, he has sheep’s horns, legs and feet, symbolizing the nature of the animal and its nature. His donkey ears stands for stubbornness. The inverted five-pointed star above his head points to the ground, representing the material world. His right hand swings upward in the posture of the devil’s law, which is in contrast to the blessing gesture of the Patriarch. The symbol in the palm of his hand represents Saturn, the planet of matter and depravity. The devil is holding a torch in his left hand and pointing down to the material world. It seems to be inciting Adam’s desire, and the flame on Adam’s tail is echoing.
At this time, Adam and Eve, due to their addiction to lust, no longer have the means to hear the blessings of the angels, but only the curses from the demons of hell in their ears. The original romance and warmth have turned into a bondage to each other, like a yoke around their necks, tethering them firmly to the devil’s feet. Adam looks at Eve as usual, while Eve hangs down her pink neck and looks helplessly at the iron bars around her neck. The primitive cycle of material, spiritual and moral have been reversed, and all that remains is the obsession with materialism and desire. The original communication between sensibility and reason has also been blocked, and has become the shackles of each other.
The Devil is not essentially a bad person, but is only portrayed as such, so naturally it cannot be said that the Devil is a bad card. The essence of the Devil card is primitive happiness, vitality, instinct and the resulting ecstasy of being close to nature and human innocence. However, under different social backgrounds, using this energy in different ways can produce completely different effects.
The Devil card stands for the pursuit of purity, originality and infinite joy, so it is most suitable for those who are flourishing in the arts and entertainment industry. Those heirloom-like works of art were created under the light of the Devil card, so that our entertainment circle can flourish and everyone at your family can have fun. Of course, the moral hazard associated with the Devil card is inevitable. Most heirloom works of art are not popular with contemporary people, and there will always be shady practices in the entertainment circle. If you drink too much at a party, you may crash with others … The Devil card won’t help you to guarantee these problems, so you can only be cautious by yourself. The social environment is also a factor to be considered here. In a society that advocates freedom, the Devil card can be played more widely, and vice versa, it is even more dangerous. Of course, no matter when, where, when and how to step on the moral line, it is always an art.
As for the other traditional predictions, especially if the person holds strong traditional moral or materialistic views, the Devil card is generally not favored, and the person basically ends up playing himself into it uncontrollable. If a person deviates from the essence of the Devil card, which is simply pursuing happiness, and attaches money, power, fame and possessiveness to it, then the original vitality and happiness will be tarnished, which leads to the interpretation of the devil we see today: temptation, desire and possession. People who are confined to the worldly and material things always repeat the same mistakes, treating possession as love, money as happiness and freedom, and power and reputation as self-improvement. But in the end, they will only get stuck in the material they are chasing, and get farther and farther from what they really want. The distance from real happiness will strengthen their obsession with chasing, so they will further spiral down and take a huge step towards the hellish life.
The Devil Upright Meaning
Core Meanings of the Card
Keywords: Deeply disturbed by constraint, humbling oneself abjectly, captive to desire, decadent life, hiding the truth, encountering the trap of temptation, stubbornness, greed, self-projection, attachment, love, belief, faith, loyalty, advocacy, addiction, obsession, being possessed, restriction, restraint, sexual desire, sexual behavior, sexual hookup
You have an extreme lack of confidence in yourself and believe that you cannot do anything well. You have a passive and negative attitude, always letting fate determine your future and not believing that you can decide your own destiny.
Love & Marriage
Keywords: There is no way to show your true self, underground love, a long-drawn ill-fated relationship, excessive possessiveness, feelings being played with, addicted to carnal desires, unspeakable secrets, private love
In a relationship, you don’t really care about your partner and all you want is physical pleasure. You are not a loyal partner either. You may have affairs and adultery, and even use sex as a weapon.
Status: The two of you have come to the end of the relationship. Even if you continue there will be no progress. It is better to break up early, so as not to continue to suffer.
Romance: There are no new romances on the horizon. Even if someone expresses love to you that is also with bad intentions, you need to carefully screen and do not ask for trouble.
Opinion: This relationship brings about mental pain. You both want to control each other without being able to, and feel unable to satisfy the spiritual emptiness.
Emotional reunification: There is no possibility of getting back together in this relationship. Even if you want to stay together, it is just asking for trouble. Only by leaving this person can you see what he/she is.
Career & Education
Keywords: Isolated by colleagues, bound by work, too harsh on oneself and others, violent reprimand to subordinates, dissatisfied with superiors, neglecting studies due to temptation, getting low grades, being dissatisfied with teachers’ preaching, forced to work hard, studying by staying up all night but no way to improve grades
You have lost the satisfaction and deeper meaning you are looking for at work, and now you have become a materialistic utilitarian, where money is the only thing that drives your ambition. At the same time, you ignore the rules of the game in the workplace and do some fraudulent and improper work.
Status: You are now working with constraints from all sides, most of which are beyond your control and cannot be prevented beforehand, and you may even lose your job.
Suggestion: Even if things can not be solved, do not use improper means to deal with them. This may bring some benefits for a while, but will cause more serious side effects.
Relationship: Everyone in this job is scheming against each other. Even if working together, they can’t trust each other. Be careful not to get screwed.
Development: The future of this job is dark, and do not presume to change anything. You should leave this place early and don’t have any illusions.
Relationships & Wealth
Keywords: Money fraud, illegal or immoral income, debt-bearing, stock trapped, financial downturn, attracted by bad temptation, making friends with evil associates, inadvertent membership in secret societies, strict tutelage so that social intercourse is restricted, high debt
You are not good at managing money, nor at judging people. You will often be abducted from money because of your own ignorance, greed and weakness.
Status: Your interpersonal relationship is not good, and no one wants to associate with you. This situation will not change unless you change your temper and the habit of blaming others.
Suggestion: It is beneficial to relationships to take the initiative to resolve misunderstandings, and to show an attitude of resolution even if they cannot be resolved.
Wealth: On the surface it looks good, but in fact it is rich in theory. There are many hidden problems that can not be solved in the short time.
Suggestion: The investment should be monetized and liquidated as soon as possible.
Health & Life
Keywords: Lingering hidden pain, illness, decadent life
You often use alcohol or other drinks to try to forget about the problem, and instead of relieving the difficulty, you end up seriously damaging your health.
Other Meanings of the Card
Physical and mental bondage, a plan may not be able to keep up with changes, mental repression, harsh external environment, covert operations
The Devil Reversed Meaning
Core Meanings of the Card
Keywords: Get rid of bad temptations, break off friendships with fair weather friend, abandon desires, have a chance to get out of trouble, get rid of bondage, regain freedom, be relieved of burdens, be able to express your will, be released, explore ideas, sage time, think about the darkness within, detached, transcendence, indifference, impartiality, objectivity, independence
The reversed Devil card signifies an attempt to break the chains that restrict your freedom, whether it be physical or mental freedom. Now you are actively looking for change or new options, and you are no longer going to accept your current situation. This card can represent giving up control of your own life and accept the needs of your dark side. In this way, you can recover the energy that was used to suppress your inner needs and desires, and use it for more valuable purposes. This card shows an attempt to move toward freedom and making choices. It can be described as an action that challenges the people around you or your life beliefs. Once again, the pentacle is upright, so you can control your desires with your rational power.
Love & Marriage
Keywords: The time to break up, to end a long-delayed relationship, to get rid of emotional distress, a relationship that has barely progressed, to break away from the addiction to carnal desire, a love-hate relationship, the moment of parting, to give up selfish desires, to refuse temptation
Emotionally, you are far away from a love life of only sexual relations, and you begin to seriously consider your own needs and ways of getting along with others. You will start a new relationship with a redemptive attitude, refuse the temptation of sex and stop being frivolous.
Status: There are too many complicated emotions between you two, and you have experienced a lot of deception, with only sexual combination but no emotional reunion.
Romance: The present relationship is just the temptation of sensuality, not the person who really loves you. Your partner will want to use or control you to satisfy his or her selfish desires.
Opinion: This relationship has brought many constraints and restrictions. You both lost yourself for each other, trying to escape but not letting go. What you are experiencing is a very painful relationship.
Emotional reunification: Getting back together is not going to make you happy. You both only want to control the other party and, for your own personal benefit, to satisfy your own selfish desires. After seeing the real relationship between both parties, neither of you would want to get back together.
Career & Education
Keywords: The burden of the team, break through the career bottleneck, get rid of the unbearable work environment or make the work environment improved, the study environment improved, the performance of weaker subjects will be improved, a little relaxation of parental and teacher’s discipline, relieved of the trouble
You make a big change in your approach to work and start shifting your energy to work, make a serious work plan, learn job skills, stay away from illegal deals, and get your life back on the right track.
Status: You have neglected the bottom line of means and morality because of your desire for profit. Although you have gained benefits in the short term, it will have adverse effects in the long run.
Suggestion: You must resist unnecessary temptation, so as not to push yourself into a corner, and protect yourself at critical moment.
Relationship: Various alliances of interest are formed in the workplace, and the struggle between factions is intense. At this time, even if you remain neutral, you will be involved in the struggle.
Development: This job is an apple of Sodom. There is nothing good in the future, so leave if you can.
Relationships & Wealth
Keywords: Break free from financial constraints, turn a loss into a profit, a period for investment transformation, break off bad relationships, give up selfish desires, regain sanity, improve relationships, say goodbye to the past
You restrain your wasteful and extravagant consumption habits and treat your money with a correct attitude. If you give up your bad habits and get along harmoniously with others, you will eventually get out of trouble and live a normal life.
Status: The more you try to control or take advantage of others, the farther away they will be.
Suggestion: Look inward, not outward.
Wealth: Now that the situation is so bad, you must solve the problem by appropriate means.
Suggestion: The sooner you get out of the investment trap you are in, the more you can reduce your losses. If it’s too late, you may lose all your money.
Health & Life
Keywords: Better mood, better skin quality, acne gone, healing
You’ve given up smoking and drinking, changed your bad habits and dramatically improved your health.
Other Meanings of the Card
Yearning for a relaxed lifestyle, Embarking on new projects, regaining freedom, confessing your heart。