The Devil Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
XV The Devil Correspondences:
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The Devil Tarot Card Meanings
All cards need to be considered in context and The Devil comes in many guises although, generally speaking, it often points to an undesirable situation in some way as it tends to bring out the murkier, shady side.
In its simplest terms, The Devil can appear when someone is feeling a great deal of heaviness from a situation to the point where they feel helpless to change it. On another level, it can point to the wilder side of enjoyment, minus the off button, so there can be a tendency towards temptation and overdoing it, which can sometimes suggest addictions.
The Devil seems to blight those cards closest to it, so it’s easier to interpret in groups but it can often alert you to something amiss. However, always look for back-up information to throw more light and reinforce the context; handle what you find with care and sensitivity as the situation is often masked. The Devil often shows an element of secrecy but sometimes there may be good reason.
If reversed, or positively aspected, The Devil may bring about release from a heavy and overwhelming situation, facing the shadow self, accepting and moving beyond it through spiritual understanding.
The Devil Tarot Card Combinations
Five of Wands > The Devil: Competing forces may get out of hand and take a more serious turn. Alternatively, endless obstacles could get the better of you.
Seven of Wands > The Devil: Can indicate rigid or extreme views, intolerance and unyielding.
Seven of Cups > The Devil: Like catnip, so many temptations and will want to try them all! Be careful as imagination can become delusional or unrealistic fantasy.
The Devil > Eight of Cups: May show releasing yourself from an oppressive emotional situation and finally walking away.
The Hermit > The Devil: Can become reclusive with a sense of isolation.
The Devil > Strength > Ace of Swords: Dealing with your demons; showing courage and fortitude in the face of your fears to successfully overcome adversity.
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