The Devil means that you are being chained down in life by something or someone. You may receive this card if you feel in a position where you have lost power. This card often shows the devil in his satyr form, or as he is more commonly known, Baphomet.
Table of Contents
- Upright – Yes or No
- Reversed – Yes or No
- Upright Meaning for Love – Yes or No
- Reversed Meaning for Love – Yes or No
- Upright Meaning for Advice – Yes or No
- Reversed Meaning for Advice – Yes or No
- Upright Meaning for Career – Yes or No
- Reversed Meaning for Career – Yes or No
- Upright Meaning for Finances – Yes or No
- Reversed Meaning for Finances – Yes or No
- The Answer to ‘Am I on the Right Path?’
- Mistress Hekate
Upright – Yes or No
You must know that with every step you take, you allow yourself to walk down the spiral staircase away from happiness. Do you feel trapped by the wants of luxury and materialistic gains? Try not to be too hard on yourself, most of us are in one form or another. However, maybe it’s time to try and change those wants as we both know that it isn’t bringing you any sense of fulfilment or happiness in your life. If you seek satisfaction in something else, you are much more likely to feel complete much sooner. This card gives you an affirming ‘yes’ in response to your questions such as ‘will I eventually find happiness’.
Reversed – Yes or No
The shackles are loose, you can do it, just pull slightly harder on them chains and you’ll be free. If this card has appeared, you may have become self-aware of your bad habits and choices and now you can try to fix them. Make sure to keep pushing forward, just like you are, don’t let these bonds hold you to the ground. The road ahead of you will be tough, self-improvement isn’t always easy, but it is almost always necessary. Despite the negative connotations that this card holds, it offers you an encouraging ‘yes’ in answer to your questions. This card is likely to appear if you have asked questions such as ‘do I need to change my ways’ or ‘am I improving myself’.
Upright Meaning for Love – Yes or No
Romance is complicated, and there is no sense in continuing if it’s not fun anymore. However, you should also be aware of these selfish desires and the negativity that they can bring. Make sure that if you know what you want, it is communicated to others in the correct way. Confusion over these situations can lead to mistrust and exerting control over someone’s life in a way that you may not have meant to. Have you asked the cards a question such as ‘should I pursue this’ or ‘do they know it’s a fling’? In cases like that this card gives you a response of ‘no’. You should fulfil your desires but be careful how you do it.
Reversed Meaning for Love – Yes or No
You have strength within you, though if this card has appeared, you may not quite realise it yet. Whether you have already begun your separation or not, you may soon come to see that the bonds holding you are your partner together were not healthy. These bonds could be sucking the life out of you, leaving you merely a chained body. Don’t let this happen, it can be a very tough journey but it’s better to stand on your own than to not stand at all. This card offers you a ‘maybe’ in response to your questions. You are getting to the point where you know what is best for you, listen to whatever that is.
Upright Meaning for Advice – Yes or No
Be careful with who is giving you advice, whether they mean to or not they may be indulging you in your bad habits. However, right now you may not realise that you can escape from these bad habits. You might be walking straight down and ignoring the hand extended towards you, looking to bring you back up. Whether you are asking the cards for advice or about advice, and upright Devil gives you a somewhat ambiguous answer of maybe.
Reversed Meaning for Advice – Yes or No
Right now, is the perfect time for you to listen to your own advice. You’ve broken those chains and you’ve taken them first steps without the shackles pulling you back. It may be hard to think that you can trust yourself after what you’ve been through but believe me when I say you can. That is why the card has appeared after all. You have had the strength to come as far as you already have so begin to trust in yourself again, you won’t fall back into those bad habits that you are so afraid of. At the moment you just need to give yourself some credit.
Upright Meaning for Career – Yes or No
Going to work, day after day after day, it can be draining can’t it? Especially when your boss is holding the ropes that only extend a certain amount and do not allow you out of your cage. That being said, if you don’t stretch the ropes to their full length then you may be letting yourself play victim. The circumstances may not be ideal or even particularly nice, but there is only a certain extent to which you can blame the circumstances and not yourself. The appearance of this card tells you to pick up them ropes and to stretch them as far as you can, they may be heavy, but you need to do it. In response to questions such as ‘can I move forward in this career’ The Devil offers you an answer of ‘yes’.
Reversed Meaning for Career – Yes or No
There are changes that need to be made, and whilst it seems intimidating, you’re the one in charge of making them changes. These changes can be many different things, it can be as simple as changing your attitude in the workplace, or it may mean that you need to uproot and start a new career path altogether. This card may appear if you have asked questions in your reading such as ‘will staying here make me happy’ or ‘have I reached my full potential’ then this card offers you an answer of NO. There is always time and room to improve and let yourself grow.
Upright Meaning for Finances – Yes or No
I never want to be harsh when telling you meanings, but I do have to be firm, stop indulging your bad habits. Your bad habits may be directly related to money, such as gambling, or it may be a case that you are spending a lot of money because of your bad habit. Either way it isn’t a good thing to be doing. Your finances may be okay at the moment, but you can’t continue like this. The appearance of this upright card is telling you ‘no’, you don’t need to spend money on that unnecessary item. You’ll be okay without it and you’ll be okay if you break away from your bad habits.
Reversed Meaning for Finances – Yes or No
Whilst it may be instinct to be afraid of this card, don’t worry, you’ll find its actually quite reassuring. You’ve done a good job of sorting out your finances recently and you can let yourself relax a little, but not too much, don’t let yourself fall back into your old ways. You may also be feeling as though you have gained financial independence which is a wonderful thing that you should be proud of. Give yourself a pat on the back with the reaffirming ‘yes’ that this card provides as an answer.
The Answer to ‘Am I on the Right Path?’
This card is a common one to appear in answer to this question as it does largely focus on the path you are taking and the actions that have led you to it. In an upright position, The Devil tells you that no, you are not on the right path. You’re letting your materialistic wants turn you away from happiness. Just take a few steps back, turn off the road just a little bit quicker and change the direction you’re going. In reverse, it’s probably taken you a long time to get back on any semblance of path. But in doing so, you’ve done yourself proud. You might be exhausted and scared but if you keep stepping forward, leaving behind all the bad habits and negativity, you’ll find the happy light at the end of the road.
Spirit of the Tarotland
Is there one God that rules the world of Tarot, or, perhaps – many Gods who dwell in the cards from the times immemorial?