The Devil Tarot Card Meaning Explained (Good Or Bad For You?)

Devil Tarot Card Meaning

Alternative Names: Pan, Temptation 

Number: XV 

Numerology Link: VI, The Lovers 

Astrological Sign or Planet: Capricorn the Goat 

Element: Earth 

Hebrew Letter: Ayin 

Symbol: Eye 

Meaning: Clear vision 

Chakra: Base for base instincts 

Devil Tarot Card Meaning: Enslavement and temptation 

The Devil tarot card has a faun on it. A faun is a half goat and half man creature representing the balance between virtuous and evil. The creature has vampire bat-like wings.

A vampire is an animal that sucks the blood of its live prey. This represents our raw desires. The faun has very sharp eyes.

He hypnotizes the person who passes by him, and he enslaves them and brings them into his power. 

He has an inverted pentagram above him, which indicates black magic. He also had a torch in his hand.

In the fit of the devil faun, a man and a woman are standing naked and tied with a chain to the rostrum on which the faun is sitting.

The man and woman both have little horns on their heads, representing that they will also turn into fauns someday because of the impact of the devil. They also have tails. 

Upright: Devil Tarot Card Meaning

When the upright devil tarot card comes up in your tarot reading, it tells you about the negative aspects and the forces that are holding you back from being successful in your life.

It means your habits are stopping you from being productive. It can be anything from a nasty addiction, not having good plans, lousy behavior, relationships, or any harmful habit.

You are doing all that for a short period of pleasure, and because of that momentary pleasure, you are ruining your whole life. 

This card shows that being addicted means, you have chosen a life-threatening path and have handed over your soul to the devil. 

The devil card mostly comes up when you have been trapped in something by an opposing force, and you cannot come out of it, even when you want to come out with your whole heart and soul.

But deep down, you know that you are doing that thing for yourself and your short-term pleasure. If you want to get out of that situation or get free from this trap, you need to explore things.

You have to find out why this is happening to you, what’re the things that lead you to repeat the habit, and what the impact of that habit is on your life.

The upright devil tarot card helps you learn about the bad habits you are following in your daily life and the negative energy that is impacting your life.

The devil card reflects the habits that have been going on in your daily life for a long time. So it’s expected that you will not be able to leave that habit in your everyday life easier.

It will take a lot of time, strength, and intelligence to cope with your bad habit. But keep one thing in mind: nothing is impossible, and everything is doable.1

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Reversed: Devil Tarot Card Meaning

When the Reversed Devil tarot card comes up in your tarot card reading, it shows you that in the beginning, you have taken things very quickly because of some unhealthy habits.

So try to release all the limits that you have imposed on yourself while leaving all your unhealthy habits too so that your path can become shorter and you can move ahead to the path of success.

It would be best if you learned to deal with your shadow first before heading to something big that is new for you.

The Reversed Devil card invites you to get face-to-face with your fears and reasons for anxiety.

So that you can get free from them and stop limiting yourself every time because of them, try to eliminate those things from your life as soon as possible so that these habits don’t come in the way of your success in the future.

Start spending more time with your family and loved ones to distract yourself from that habit and limitations so that you can start focusing more on your future goals.

These opportunities should be taken as positive things for you. You must focus on eliminating negative things from your life and focus on being independent and successful.

The Reversed Devil card can also come up in your tarot card reading when you start visiting the place that lies in your uncomfortable zone.

When you choose this path of your will, you will move ahead on the path with all your courage, confidence, and power.

If you are visiting that place without your consent, It may be terrifying for you, but you will come to realize that you are far from who you thought you were, and it may also become a source of exhaustion, depression, anxiety, or even dark thoughts.

If you face any symptoms, please move ahead and consult a therapist without even thinking once.

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