This page is part of your love tarot reading with the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. If you are reading this page by accident you may prefer our Spirit guide Quiz or if you looked for The Devil specifically try The Devil Rider Waite Tarot Meaning. Love, Luck and Light to all!
Romance, Love Or Relationships:
The Devil reversed can be a friendly indication that trouble could be vaguely brewing if you are in a long-term romantic relationship. One or both of you may beginning to feel as though they are trapped in the situation. The time will be coming soon where you may need to try to talk about it, if you want to save the relationship. In reverse meaning of this card is less troubling with regard to a long term romantic relationship than the upright indicator, however. If you’re seeking love and you draw this card, give some consideration as to whether or how much you may be feeling trapped in single-hood and do your best to make peace with your situation and who you are, where you are, right now, today. An aura of grasping for love will make nearly any sane potential partner run for the hills. Clinging and desperate people are universally unattractive to healthy partners. Make sure you are not in that mode. Consider taking a break from your dating.
Card Meanings: Revelation, Enlightenment, Detachment, Recovery, Overcoming Addiction, Reclaiming Power, Freedom, Release, Divorce, Independence
Now heres a card that most of us would prefer not to run into too often! When the Devil card appears, most people tend to feel that theres trouble ahead – and often they associate this card with the doing of evil, and therefor fear it as well. But, in some ways, this is a misunderstanding of the principle the card truly represents in life. Certainly it can appear to indicate evil acts, trouble, strife and conflict – but on most occasions we have more control of events than we might at first believe. And it is our lack of belief that causes most of the problems. You see, one of the Inner mysteries of this card is that it relates to our basic instinctual needs – those things which confirm to us that, like it or not, we are animals. Our survival needs, like hunger, thirst, protection, warmth, safety are ruled by the card, as are our sexual desires and needs.
However, for some mysterious reason we have allowed ourselves to become separated from many of our base-line instincts, even sometimes relating in a negative or distorted fashion toward them. Our ability to think has got in our own way here. As a result, we build multitudes of problems around what should be the fulfilment of our own animal instincts – eating disorders, sexual disorders, alcoholism .the list is extensive. Even if we dont actually have a disorder as such, we can have hang-ups, inhibitions, insecurities, fears. And it is these thought patterns, and the behaviours that go with them that cause the Devil card to have such a bad reputation. The important thing to remember here is that, this being the case, by shifting our viewpoint, altering our perspective, we can change the way we feel about the things in the Devils domain. And in achieving that, we set ourselves free to be who we are. So on a day ruled by the Devil, look deeply at your responses and feelings about this area of instinctual response. Look into your fears, and try to see if they have any basis in reality. If you find inhibitions in these basic areas, try to examine them. Locate their source and then try to let go and move on. Remove the restrictions and limitations that narrow the boundaries of your horizon.
This reading is part of a love tarot reading using the The Devil using cards from the with the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books
Portable Magic: There is another zodiacal trump that I find equally troubling, and it is the Chariot. It has always struck me as out of its natural place, coming as it does immediately after the Lovers and just before Strength. Why should so dark and bloody a trump fall in the midst of trumps that are peaceful and positive? My strong feeling is that it should not. Associated with the Chariot is Cancer the Crab. Again, an attempt has been made to justify this association, but I find no reason to accept it. Really, there is very little that is masculine and warlike about the sign of Cancer, in spite of countless references to the savage claws of the crustacean. I have never myself felt particularly threatened by crabs, which on the whole are harmless creatures.
Try our Love Horoscopes: Aries and Virgo Match
Elements of the Psychic World: A fascinating and curious case that was the inspiration behind the 1971 best-selling book by William Peter Blatty The Exorcist. In the book, later made into a film, a young girl is possessed by the devil and subject to exorcism by a Roman Catholic priest, but in the original 1949 case that inspired the book, the subject was a 13-year-old boy.
Tarot Triumphs: 2 If you want to go further into the craft of story writing and editing, there are many good books available on the subject. For writing up your own memoirs, and a general approach to life writing, see my book Your Life, Your Story: Writing Your Life Story for Family and Friends (London: Piatkus, 2010). There is also another writing manual that I’ve come across that uses Tarot cards for writing exercises: Cathy Birch, Awaken the Writer Within: A Sourcebook for Releasing Your Creativity and Finding Your True Writer’s Voice (Oxford: How To Books, 2005) 436.
- Feel free to drop us a line if you looked for The Devil Rider Waite Love Tarot Reading and you don’t see what you want. We would be glad to help. In the meantime checkout The Guardian Angel of Creativity Angel Card.
Elements of the Psychic World: In November 1889 an investigator named Percy Woodstock asked Dinah to take him to the woodshed where she had reported seeing a strange man. To Woodstocks amazement, from the middle of the empty shed a few feet away came the clearly audible voice of an old man. It cursed them both in a deep, gruff voice, using language Woodstock would not record. It said, I am the devil, Ill have you in my clutches, Ill break your neck. Woodstock talked to the voice for several hours, during which it admitted causing the fires, spreading the manure, smashing the windows and moving objects. Eventually it calmed down and admitted it was only doing the haunt-ings for fun.