XV - the Devil
devil dances about with a banner proclaiming redemption in a
traditional scene of Hell. The devil's wings signify that he
is Satan, a fallen angel. There is a dark second face on Satan's
belly, and all around are other little devils, a snake and fire.
A man and woman tear at their hair in pain and suffering.
Time to confront your demons.
is our own creation. We
cannot move forward in our lives without facing that which torments
us. The more we understand and face our fears, the less power
they have over us. Fear
of failure may be preventing you from reaching your full potential.
Look back at all that you have weathered in the past to see
that you have the strength to survive if things go wrong. This
may help you to realise that it is worth taking risks in order
to do what you think is right. This
is a card of temptation and perhaps addiction. Depending upon
where it appears in a spread, it could indicate a need for the
subject to question their own motives. Are they following a
path deliberately that could be destructive?
Breaking of an addiction, overcoming of a vice, escape from
a bad influence)
card is reasonably similar to the Rider-Waite card, at least
more than my original version. The
devil is a classic Satan from the period, with a face on his
belly, clawed birds' feet and goat horns. His wings to symbolise
his past as an angel.