The Devil Tarot Card Interpretation

Updated: Jun 7

by COSS Blog Contributor Ashley Miller


The Devil Tarot Card Interpretation:


This card gets a bad rep!


When this card comes up in my readings it’s usually regarded with fear and apprehension. We know this card warns us of risky behaviour but is it a bad omen? Or perhaps a blessing in disguise?


Yes this card stands for addiction, oppression, cheating, gambling, carnal desires and all things that could ultimately end in disaster. But! it also represents a darker part ourselves. Just as the moon waxes and wanes, always hiding away part of itself in darkness, so do we. The part that can creep out from time to time.


This card serves as a reminder that we need to check ourselves. A warning that our behaviour requires an immediate shift. He’s not a sinister being of death and destruction.

He’s that part in all of us, procrastination, fear and selfishness. It’s a warning that we can do better. The message can be the slap in the face.


There is no hiding from the truth of the matter. In order to continue our growth we have to look this guy in the face, own our demons, and say, “Not today Santa, Not today!

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