The Devil Card 15
The Devil Card 15 This is another card that tends to frighten people with its images. The reversed pentogram is often featured on this card. The correct interpretation of this is the subordination of spirit and the higher functions of the mind (the highest point being inverted) under the four elements. This leads to a materialistic focus. In addition to this usually two figures are seen bound to each other and are subordinate to the devil. These represent bonds that are hard to break or may represents old habits, desires or material ambitions that keep us stuck where we are. Anger and resentment is often experienced by the client when this card shows up. It is all about issues of commitment and responsibility (note the number 6) and the strong bonds we form whether they be favourable or not. This number can also warn us to take responsibility for our part in a situation but not to be burdened by inappropriate guilt that can keep you trapped. The number 6 here strangely can also indicate in a positive sense commitment in marriage and faithfulness as the sense of responsibility is so strong. In the extreme negative it can mean domination by a partner or obsession with material gain and physical pleasures and excesses. Other cards in a spread will point you in the right direction as to how this connection or intense bond is manifesting. This card can be a warning to avoid a situation which may be difficult to get out of. The client needs to be particularly careful in personal and business matters. Whatever the situation it shows a subjective viewpoint of the person's situation. If they are feeling stuck or trapped then there may be practical ways out of the difficult situation or options not yet explored. Keywords oppression and restriction. In the reversed it means much the same but the frustration and oppression felt may have been there for a lot longer and that the client now feels action must be taken. Sometimes it shows that the client has already started to take action to take more control in their lives. Keywords - intolerable situation, escape in the making. For me the message of this card for today is not to seek material gain for the sake of material gain. Be responsible and fair in my dealings. There is always a way out of a situation where I may feel stuck. My own negativity is the only thing that will keep me bound. Have a great day!