The Tarot cards and their meanings have intrigued and fascinated people for centuries.
The Tarot consists of 78 cards divided into two sections, the Major and Minor Arcana.
The word Arcana means secret.
The cards, therefore, are a collection of the secrets that can be revealed to a person in a Tarot Reading. The cards convey many messages because of the richness of their images and connections.
Guided by psychic intuition, the Tarot Reader interprets and verbalises these messages from the Cards, and passes them onto the Querent (the person receiving a Tarot reading).
The Devil Tarot card is numbered 15 in the Major Arcana section of the 78 card Tarot deck. A Tarot Reader will interpret this particular Tarot card in relation to where it appears in a Tarot Spread and the relationship with surrounding cards.
It can be seen as an unwelcome Tarot card if it turns up in a Tarot Spread in a Tarot Reading. The Querent can sometimes be unnerved by the appearance of this particular Card.
But it can be a wake-up call too, and urge self-examination, and can also answer the following questions:
* What tempts you most in your life?
* Do you give into temptation too easily?
* What is holding you back from achieving your dreams?
* When something goes wrong, who do you blame?
The Devil Tarot card has several meanings that can be quite negative on first sight. The Devil symbolises temptation and addiction, which don't tend to lead to happy outcomes. But the Devil Tarot card is not all bad.
If marriage or commitment to a relationship is the subject of consideration and this card is turned in a favourable position in a Tarot Reading, it's a good omen. In relation to most other issues this card is not a very positive one.
In relation to someone's personality the traits that The Devil Tarot card portrays are that of a depressed and negative person who always looks on the gloomy side of life, is closed to opportunity and is afraid to take on challenges.
In relation to family and friends the Devil Tarot card often represents a feeling of being tied down, a loss of independence or allowing yourself to be controlled. This card can often indicate a person who suffers addictions, obsessions or depression within the family or friendship group.
In relation to someone's health the Devil Tarot card often indicates a period of low mood that affects both physical and mental health. This may result from an addiction.
In relation to someone's love life the Devil Tarot card can indicate one of the partner's low mood, depression or addiction. It can also mean choosing to stay in the dark and fearing the unknown and to afraid to confront.
In relation to a person's career the Devil Tarot card suggests that thinking negatively, foreseeing a bleak future is blocking career enhancement plans.
This card is a wake up call and acts as a warning to the Querent of the dangers of being wrapped up in anything that is unhealthy - bad relationships, bad habits, and bad situations. However, sometimes it can also mean that the Querent needs to relax and have a little fun and perhaps take a risk or two, but not to go too far.
It can also represent seduction and sex and being tempted to do things normally against the Querent's moral code.
This is a card that requires the Tarot reader to interpret surrounding cards in a Tarot Spread to determine if it is presented in a positive or negative light.
Positive connotations associated with this card are permanence and commitment.
Negative connotations associated with this card are entrapment, lust, greed, anger or obsession.
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