The Devil Tarot Card is about addiction and attachments. You may be addicted/attached to a substance, a relationship, or a way of thinking about yourself/the world around you.
Examine the ingredients to the cocktail of your life. Could it use a little something? Temperance asks you to create a rich, full-bodied experience that hits all the spots.
In a reading, I see this card as a rebirth. Something is slowly, organically, and beautifully coming to an end. This is bittersweet. These moments can give us our most revelatory thoughts. They make way for fresh life and new experiences. But they’re also hard.
The Hanged Man in the tarot looks pretty ok with everything that’s happening. Throughout my life, I read several interpretations of this card- each more confusing than the last. At least until I was introduced to a certain Norse God…
Think of this as the “don’t box-dye your dark brown hair platinum blonde” card. You tried it in high school and got a blotchy orange mess. Now you’re thinking you can do the exact same thing and look like Christina Aguilera. How, why?
It can mean “go for it!” But it can also mean unforeseen circumstances and delays. Either way, it’s an opportunity to ground yourself. We can’t control certain aspects of life, but we can control our reactions to them.
Doing a proper deep dive is really good for cultivating a sense of self-worth. But zoning out and binge-watching makeover shows hits that same button temporarily.
In the RWS Tarot deck, the Strength card features a woman taming a lion. But she isn’t taming the lion with a whip or a flaming hoop. She is taming the lion with empathy. How did you react the last time someone was angry with you? Did you meet that anger with more anger? And how did that go?
You’ve started an adventure. You’ve amassed some tools and knowledge, and you’ve ascended to the next level. Now what? It’s about maintaining a balance between being an authority (Chariots are for royalty after all) and a humble student.
Being in a loving relationship with a cute house, a nice dog and a few cucumbers growing out back is a beautiful, beautiful thing. But if you don’t know who you are without all that? In the words of Oda Mae Brown, “you in danger girl.”