You can never get enough of what you didn’t want in the first place.
This card has turned up twice in the last five days, so I figured that I should review my reference material and figure out what the heck it means.
The core meaning of the Devil card is a negative relationship, whether with another person, a substance, a habit, a job, a thought pattern. It can be about maintaining loyalty to a vice, pleasure seeking at the expense of something more meaningful, shamelessness in conduct, or attraction to something that is an illusion.
Here is a list of words or phrases used to describe this card: ignorance, materialism, hopelessness, bondage, negative thinking, betrayal, secrecy, illusion of feeling trapped, impulsive or compulsive behavior.
Another key to this card is trickery. When we are deepest into a negative pattern may be when we are least likely to see it.
The acolytes on this card remind me of Pinnocchio turning into the jackass.
This card bids us shine a light on negative patterns and limitations in our lives, and examine questions about where we feel most out of control. Although I have made progress, for me, this may involve longer term financial health. There are also still some compulsive personal behaviors that I need to examine.
In relationships with others, this card is prompting me toward empathy and meeting my loved ones’ needs, rather than expecting a quid pro quo. In my marriage, I should be more focused on providing for my wife’s overall well being first and foremost.
Joan Bunning sums up the message of the Devil card thus: “Hold fast to the highest vision of who you are.”
Love. Serve. Remember. Tell the truth.