Their nudity is a metaphor for pleasure-seeking and shamelessness.
The chains indicate that they are prisoners of a lifestyle of their own choosing. The Devil is simply a metaphor for the thing to which they have surrendered themselves: addiction, anger, lust, interpersonal emotional games disguised as love, etc.
The Devil does not sit on a throne, but rather clings to an unadorned small pillar. The glamour these two pursued was an illusion all along. The Devil appears to be administering an oath, indicating that most people willingly go into serving the thing that enslaves them and build a loyalty to this vice.
The many symbols that may or may not adorn The Devil in your Tarot deck all underscore the severity of servitude and the ruin caused by surrendering love to materialist and sensualist pursuits at the expense of all else. When your Tarot reading begins, cards are placed in locations that have specific meaning. Your past, present and future are signified. Some cards are stronger in different positions than others. When The Devil card is in the past position, your dealings with a domineering person or situation are over and done with.
The foundation on which your life operates has the experience of this intense relationship at its core, but you have new structures in your life from which to operate and excel. It is good news to have The Devil in the past position.
The chains have been broken. You are hooked into something and may not even realize it. It could be the mindset of being a victim, or it could be the need to have a buzz before facing the day. You are being held back by something that you willingly embraced, at least initially.
Perhaps your once great lover has become an embittered hater who takes out his resentments on you with verbal abuse. Whatever the case, The Devil card here acknowledges that a terrible connection in your life right now is chaining you down from being whom you truly are. In the future position, this card is a warning.
You are setting up structures in your life that are attracting people who are users, takers and not good for what you hope to accomplish. The Devil in the future position looms as something that can be minimized or avoided if you work hard to spot the areas in your life in which you lie to yourself in order to just get by or get along. A rigorous self-examination is needed in order to move forward with confidence in the beauty and value of life.
Cards that join together to make your reading also influence each other. This combining of energies is what makes your reading unique. The card with the closest relationship to The Devil is actually its opposite: The Hierophant. This card represents surrendering to the greater good and to the established order. When these two are in a reading together, the tension will be whether chaos or order reins supreme in your life. Most other cards of the deck add a better definition of who The Devil in your life may be. The Lovers card combined with The Devil indicates an affair.
This card puts you in a safety bubble as you move through life interacting with people whose agenda is destructive. Leaning over the desk is a man in fine clothes, quietly, patiently overlooking a chess board. Tarot Readers. News ways of using the system have been a big part of its growth and continued popularity. Keep in mind that this is a transitional period in your life, and it is testing you. Hidden categories: Articles needing additional references from April All articles needing additional references Commons category link is on Wikidata.
Shine your light on the negative patterns that have been standing in your way for so long, and over time, you will loosen the grip they have on you. Given that the Devil is a Major Arcana card, it is unlikely that you will be free from your addictions and dependencies overnight.
It may be a recurring pattern for you, and it will take a tremendous amount of willpower and strength to free yourself from their influence. But know this: it IS possible, and it is up to you to make it happen. The Devil can also represent sexuality and your wild side. You may be exploring bondage, fetishes and your deepest, darkest fantasies.
If you can do this within a safe, sacred space, it can be a very enriching experience. The reversed Devil card can often appear when you are on the verge of a break-through or an up-levelling. You are being called to your highest potential, but first, you must let go of any unhealthy attachments or limiting beliefs that may hold you back.
It may be an addiction, unhealthy relationships, or a disengaging career. Let go of fear and release any self-imposed limiting beliefs standing in the way of your growth.
It is easier than you realise. The reversed Devil calls on you to confront your inner fears and anxieties to free yourself from the chains that bind you to your limiting beliefs and unhealthy attachments. Eliminate those things you know are harmful to you and your inner psyche. It may be about creating a healthier diet, watching less television, quitting smoking, spending more time with your loved ones, or focusing more on your goals. Take this opportunity to bring about positive change in your life by staying focused on the ultimate goal of freedom. The Devil reversed can also appear when you are going into your deepest, darkest places — whether or not you are ready.
When you take this path consciously, you do so with strength, confidence and courage. This symbolizes the fate one suffers if they become lost in material possessions—as they become a "shadow" of their former self.
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