Earlier, we were sitting in the car in front a block of apartment houses, waiting for friends. If you are familiar with New England you know that in these areas people practically live piled on top of each other. A few houses down, our calm was interrupted by the screams of several people. “Get outta my house!!” “You are the Devil!!” “We were just drinking!!!” “Calm down, Dude!!!” Finally the Police arrived. When the people came down there was a woman, a teenage boy and a man. Apparently, this was a woman and her boyfriend who were constantly having issues, and her teenage son, trying, in vain, to defend his mother. Our friends started telling us about how they are always fighting and how bad they feel for the kid. “That boyfriend is evil,” our female companion commented. “No,” her husband replied, “she’s an idiot.” All I could do was think about the kids in the apartment house and sigh.
The Devil card is the 15th card of the Major Arcana. On the card you have a devil-like part-man, part-goat/beast. Dionysis, Pan, and Baphomet are examples of figures used in random decks to illustrate the chaos mentally invoked by what this card is to represent.
You’ll find random male and female body parts in unusual spots on this creature as well. There are also people held in bondage on these cards. People doing all kinds of earthly acts to represent temptations of the flesh. However, if you look closely you’ll see that the bonds that hold these people to the creature are loose or large enough for them to free themselves, showing that they actually choose to stay.
In my spreads (remember things vary based upon Querent and issues), I try not to lend too much to the Devil card. To me it represents “noise and racket.” Things that are important if we let them be. A card to abbreviate drama and commotion. If inverted, I find this card in someone’s layers as a warning of a troublemaker or someone who may bring out a Querent’s own naughtiness.
On a more serious note, this can be a warning to more caustic issues, but we have to look at the spread as a whole. A simple example is the King of Cups inverted and the Devil. This is someone who may have issues with indulging, selfishness, and who brings too much drama to the table. You should probably steer clear unless you love being traumatized. A more frightening example is the King of Swords inverted, the Devil, and the Magician inverted. You probably have to hide because this is Michael Myers and you are running in Halloween the movie.
I seem to be reminding people a lot, as of late, that I can’t tell anyone what to do, just tell them what I see. The couple that I mentioned before, I can’t make them stay away from each other. When we let our devils in, we run the risk of ruining more than our own lives. We have all made mistakes and we will make them again, but we are put here on Earth to help one another. If you are finding yourself in a relationship that is toxic to not only you, but your kids and your neighbors (and their kids), getting a reading from one of this planet’s finest, at California Psychics, may help you get a glimpse into a future that you may not be able to see, in your scope of reasoning, until it’s slammed on top of you. By then it might be too late.