The Devil

The Devil TarotCard

The Devil is a card of vice, bonds addiction, unhealthy activities, associations or feelings. The imagery is often that of a man and a woman in chains attached to an alter or stone upon which a devil or demon sits. These chain's are bonds into which they have placed themselves and only they can break free from. A vice, like drugs, gambling, smoking or drinking, is something you have the freedom of choice over, but not the strength of will, to give up. The imagery often show's the man and woman with tails. The couple from The Lovers fallen from the Garden of Eden. The tails represent their fall to animal instincts. This card warns of following animals urges and instincts. Negative emotions of anger, rage, jealousy, greed, lust and gluttony are related to by this cards appearance.

Numerology: The Devil has the number 15 in the major arcana. This is reduced in numerology to 6 (1+5). The number 6 is the number of responsibility, love, harmony, home, and service to family friends and community. This is the same number as The Lovers and the imagery is often of the same couple, one in the garden of eden and the other in bonds to the devil.



Other online descriptions of The Devil:

Wikipedia -The Devil

Aeclectic Tarot - The Devil

Biddy Tarot - The Devil



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