The Devil Tarot Card Meaning
Meaning - Symbolism & Visual Elements
The Devil Tarot card generally represents depression or addiction. A feeling of restriction or being trapped can also accompany it. In your Tarot spread, this Major Arcana card may make you feel confined or powerless, as though outside forces are impeding your free will. However, this is an illusion created by this card.
Nothing but your attitudes and behaviors bind you and determine your fate. Do not give up and do not give away your power. No one should be able to control your emotions or make you feel negative. Regardless of how hopeless things may seem on the surface, there are always options and something positive you can do to improve your situation. As well, be mindful of what you do and how you treat others and avoid manipulating or controlling people around you.
It shows the mythical creature Baphomet, who represents the Devil, in tarot form.
From the medieval era comes Baphomet. This half-man, half-goat hybrid is also known as the Horned goat of Mendes. A balance of good and bad, of human and animal, is implied by the original meaning of Baphomet. The figure, however, became regarded as evil as time passed. The devil is shown as having bat wings. This represents the person's succumbing to raw, dark desires. The devil looks with 1hypnotic vision, which is an indication that he controls other people.
Magic and occultism are his beliefs.
Both a man and a woman are chained to the devil's seat while they stand at the foot of the devil. If you take a closer look, you will notice that the chain is loose and can easily be removed. It is as if they are both succumbing to Satan's hypnosis since they are both growing small horns.
In addition to highlighting their animal instincts, both of their tails are covered in grapes, representing pleasure, and their fires, signifying lust.
In this card, the Devil is represented in his satyr form, otherwise known as Baphomet. Along with being half-goat, half-human, he has inverted pentagrams on his forehead and bat wings on his back. A woman and a man are chained to him on a pedestal, as though to demonstrate his dominance over these people.
As if to emphasize that spending more time with Satan has made them less human, both they and the woman have horns. It appears as if they are being held by the devil with chains. Flames and bowls of grapes, respectively, symbolize the man's addiction to power and the woman's addiction to finer things in life.
Neither the man nor the woman seems to be happy from a distance. They are naked and ashamed because their power has been taken from them.
Upright Devil Tarot Card
The Devil upright in a Tarot reading may also represent an obsession, secretiveness, or impulsiveness. You may be out of control if you exhibit this behavior. Also known as the Devil, this Tarot card indicates materialism and a need to attain status, power, or money. The truth is these things will not make you truly satisfied as a person, so spend your time on things that will.
You are addicted to dark desires, for the Devil in upright condition denotes depression. This world might trap you.
Right now, you are controlled by external influences. Feeling powerless and drained after experiencing this. Despite this, it is not a hundred percent accurate; it may be a mere illusion created by the devil. Keep your focus and do not get distracted at all times. The devil uses his hypnotic eyes to control others near him, so you must be cautious with how you treat others. Please do not bring them down. Consider yourself in their position before making a decision.
Love – Upright Devil Tarot Card
The Devil card represents dark desires and lust. Your partner or you are trapped by dark desires when the Devil's love is upright. In this case, they are losing their freedom, and the relationship is like a cage to them. It may also mean that either you or your partner needs some help with mental health. You may experience jealousy, deception, treachery, or even sexual assault through this card. You may have a cheating partner. You should leave this toxic relationship if that is the case. The devil suggests that a possible relationship may do you more harm than good if single. Your attention will be drawn at first, and you will feel excited. Following that, you will be trapped and may feel caged. You must be cautious when it comes to love since the devil represents danger.
Career - Upright Devil Tarot Card
A Devil card in an upright position symbolizes being trapped in a job you don't want. Because of some financial problems you have to do this job. Consider your career choices with strong determination and a high degree of self-awareness. Then you have the option to change careers or broaden your horizons after you have decided what you want. Additionally, this may indicate that your peers are planning to use some kind of a booby trap against you. Such people should be cautious about their intentions.
Health - Upright Devil Tarot Card
In a health reading, the Devil tarot card can convey the negative effects of risky behaviors and a lack of self-care. Look for areas of overindulgence that might be affecting your overall health. Next, make incremental improvements in these areas. Getting professional help for mental health or depression is a priority if you struggle.
Spirituality – Upright Devil Tarot Card
The Devil card comes up in spiritual readings in which the reader fears their psychic abilities. Has a part of your subconscious programmed you to believe divination and connecting to things of the metaphysical are the work of Satan?
This belief needs to be addressed once and for all if it is true. Without an accurate assessment of your value system, you cannot grow spiritually.
Reversed Devil Tarot Card
A reversed Devil indicates that we ought to look further into a situation, rather than just taking it at face value. Particularly when reversed, we are reminded that life can change without warning, and sometimes that "change" is for the better. The reverse of this card may give you the feeling that you are out of control at the moment. Taking deep breaths and calming yourself first is always the best step. You may want to take some action, whatever you need to do, to feel as though you have some control, even by simply deciding what dinner will be. The importance of small steps cannot be overstated. When this card appears in reversal, don't take it as a bad omen.
As you become aware of the dangers you could face, the Devil tarot card reverse represents the dangers you could encounter. The game now seems to be controlled by you and you are alert. You are coming out of any addictions or mental illnesses that may have led to your disaster if the reverse card appears. It's time to get out of the shackles and start doing something productive. You also seem to see the world with fresh eyes. The change will not happen so easily; rather, a gradual process will be required. It is a possibility that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. The devil also tells you that trouble just passed you without hitting you, so you should be grateful that it did. Keep an eye on your health and be thankful for your good fortune.
Love – Reversed Devil Tarot Card
Tarot cards showing love from the Devil indicate things are improving. Those in a relationship with the reverse devil indicate that things were off in the relationship but are finally starting to get better. The fact that this relationship came so close to termination is also indicative of a near-miss. It was possible to reverse only a small amount of the damage. When you are single, there is a possibility that you will be able to meet someone who increases your self-confidence and heals your soul. Since you are becoming increasingly aware of yourself and your partner, you can accurately analyze her behavior and respond accordingly. Your new attitude is helping you select the right partner and maintain your.
If you are in a long-term relationship, a reversed Devil can indicate vague trouble brewing. There is a possibility of feeling trapped in the situation by one or both of you. If you want the relationship to survive, you may need to speak up soon. Although this card has reversed meanings, the upright indication is less troubling for long-term relationships. You should consider if you see this card as you seek love, whether or not you're feeling trapped in single-hood, and try making peace with who you are and where you are right now. A desperate search for love will make even the most rational partner flee. Healthy partners are unattached to people who cling and are desperate. Please make sure you are not in that mode. Taking a break from your dating life might be a good idea.
Career – Reversed Devil Tarot Card
As it pertains to your career, the devil commends your work awareness. The eagle eye you now have is focused on your teammates and peers. It is your alert attitude that keeps you out of any controversy. Additionally, the decisions you make now will assist you in reaching new heights. Any deviation from the task prevents you from recalibrating, and achieving the goal requires navigating through the storm. It is important to realize now when you draw the devil reversed that anything that is described as being "permanent" or "secure" in today's era is unlikely to remain so for many years to come. You do not have to fear this, information and knowledge are power, and being aware of your options makes it far easier to feel more at ease than feeling that you must remain in a situation that you think is safe and nurturing. A great number of people have seen benefits, wages, pensions, etc., taken away by a judge at a stroke of a pen in recent years. Keeping yourself safe comes from within, and not from outside. Stay aware that you are making your own choices and nothing has been forced upon you in a hard-to-be-happy job situation. You could start making noise and considering what you could do if you did not think the trade-off was worth the unhappiness you are feeling. A trap is only a trap if you allow it to be. Options of one kind or another are always available.
Health – Reversed Devil Tarot Card
When the Devil is drawn in reverse, the potential stress levels are not quite as high. Still, being overworked, overtired, and overstressed is something to watch out for. Exercising and anything that makes you stop focusing on yourself will help. It's the same as all the other Indications in this card: Health issues are only as crippling as you make them. Make an effort to improve, but don't deprive yourself of pleasure because of physical limitations. We have to deal with what we have. You must have just gotten rid of a bad habit! It implies that something recently overtook you. By walking away, you've found your freedom and independence.
Spirituality – Reversed Devil Tarot Card
It is still very important to keep a positive attitude if you are holding a reversed Devil card. Think about who you surround yourself with and who your friends are, especially if you are having trouble keeping a positive attitude. If you have negative people around you, or if you're surrounded by overly critical people who complain and nit-pick your every move, how is it affecting your performance? Act after taking stock. Keeping a positive attitude is key to a long life. You are not trapped regardless of what appears on the surface. They cannot hold your spirit, your soul, or your mind hostage, even if you're literally in jail.