Tarot > The Devil
sort of emotional response and thoughts do words like
temptation, intoxication, addiction and lust evoke in you?
Does the thought of a certain person evoke lust and
excitement? Are you addicted to something and
try as you may, you simply can’t bring yourself to give
When someone makes your heart beat faster or a favourite
pastime makes you feel high, it can be tremendously
difficult to resist.
Yes, we are talking about The Devil card and all the temptation it can
represent. This card is not entirely bad, although it does mainly
represent destructive forces and unhealthy attachments.
On a positive note, The Devil can represent strong and unbreakable bonds,
so when it appears in a reading concerning a love relationship, surrounded
by positive cards, it can be a good sign for marriage or a serious
However, that is about the only positive aspect of the card! Usually when
The Devil card shows up in any of your readings you need to question your
motives. The card represents addictions of all sorts, and seeking pleasure
and physical satisfaction even when you know or suspect the experience may
prove destructive for you.
Many who have emailed me, or requested private email readings, have asked
for guidance from the cards when tormented by an addictive and destructive
relationship. Most of the time we know when something is bad for us, don’t
we? Yet it doesn’t make giving the pleasure up any easier, does it?
When The Devil appears in your reading, stop and ask yourself whether you
feel in control, whether the emotions and sensations you have concerning a
particular person or issue are positive and nurturing or negative and
If you choose to ignore the warning The Devil card represents, then you
must accept the consequences of indulging in relationships or pastimes
that are unhealthy or destructive. Perhaps you truly desire love, marriage
and your own child, yet you continue to have an affair with a married
person who won’t commit to you.
Or perhaps you spend money you can’t afford on shopping or indulge in
partying too much, which is causing financial and health problems.
Whatever ‘addiction’ The Devil card may represent for you, try to
recognize it for what it is, and accept the consequences of your actions
should you choose to continue with it or give it up.
If The Devil is appearing in your readings and you wish to consult the
cards about how to handle a situation or person that is proving addictive,
these particular membership readings may help give further clarification
Love and Relationships Choices
The Sign Post Reading
The Goddess Within Reading
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