Upright meaning: Bondage, addiction, materialism, powerlessness, ignorance, lust for power.
Reversed meaning: Breaking free, power reclaimed, overcoming limitations, detachment, resistance to temptation.
The Devil Description
The Devil card depicts a horned goat-like creature in an imposing throne, with a male and female devil each chained to the throne. The chains around their necks, however, are loose, indicating that they’re enslaved by the devil but have the power to remove the chains.
The torch held by the devil is pointed towards the earth, signifying a focus on base, earthly desires, and a propensity towards materialism and superficiality.
The Devil represents being seduced by the material world and physical pleasures. Also, living in fear, domination and bondage, being chained by an overabundance of luxury–those things that lead to a lack of balance and a disregard for the spiritual and intellectual aspects of life.
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