Tarot Bad Boys – The Devil

The thing about the Bad Boys of Tarot (Death, The Tower, The Devil, 3 of Swords, 9 of Swords & 10 of Swords) is that they give the immediate response of ‘oh, look at all the terrible things that are going to happen to me’. Ok, sometimes this reaction is valid because life doesn’t always run to plan and unexpected things happen.

However, with the Devil you should be asking ‘what terrible things am I doing to myself?’ or ‘what have I done to get myself into this situation?.

The Devil

When the Devil appears in a reading it isn’t so much as a case of possession (although never say never!!) but rather than you’ve got yourself in a situation and only you can get out of it.

In most Tarot decks, the image shows a man and a woman bound to the Devil. However, if you look closely the chains are easy to free – the 2 people remain where they are through their own choice.

The Tarot bad boys mean upheaval of some sorts and human nature never reacts kindly to duress. The Devil means confronting your own demons and freeing yourself. You can’t let someone else do it for you… you’re on your own with this one!

If you get the Devil in a reading, ask yourself what you are afraid of, where you are stagnating and what you are tied to. Then ask yourslef why. Why can’t you get a new job, lover, house etc? Why do you insist in over eating, excess alcohol or drugs? What is stopping you being free?

When you finally admit that you own the problem then you can begin to release the chains of the Devil and finally exorcise the gremlins that stop you leading a fabulous life.