The Devil represents all of the forces that impede human beings
from understanding their true nature. Any thing which clouds
awareness or which keeps one in bondage is of the Devil. The
Devil is liar and a thief and his only purpose is to degrade
humanity and steal from them their God given destiny. Dissolution
and chaos are in the Devils realm. He promises freedom from
restriction and then totally enslaves. The devil represents
uncontrolled passion, spiritual and intellectual pride and Black
magic. Black magic is the misuse of spiritual powers to control,
manipulate and enslave others.
The Devil upright in a reading indicates negative influences
in the questioners' life. These influences may include drug
or alcohol abuse. A destructive relationship may also be present.
Any influence which destroys ones self esteem or which enslaves
falls under the province of the Devil. If none of these seem
to apply then the questioner may have someone in their life
who actively wishes them ill. There is a caution to avoid false
pride and to not wish ill to others when this card is drawn.
The Devil reversed indicates that some bondage has been broken.
A period of intense work has brought a renewed spiritual awareness.
The questioner may have been humbled by recent developments
but should not dwell on the past. A new day has broken and no
experience is wasted if you gain new insights and a new direction