the Devil Tarot Tarot Major Arcana symbolism ~ The Individualist

The Devil Tarot-Major-Arcana

the Devil Tarot Tarot Major Arcana symbolism ~ The Individualist

Tarot Major Arcana

The Major Arcana Tarot cards (also known as the trump cards) form the foundation of the Tarot deck and consists of twenty-one numbered cards and one unnumbered card (the Fool).

They represent a path to spiritual self-awareness and depict the various stages we encounter as we search for greater meaning and understanding. In this way, they hold deeply meaningful lessons.

The Major Arcana Tarot card meanings illustrate the structure of human consciousness and, as such, hold the keys to life lessons passed down through the ages. The imagery of the Major Arcana Tarot cards is filled with wisdom from multiple cultures and esoteric traditions

The Devil

This card recalls an old Zen story, about a lion who was brought up by sheep and who thought he was a sheep until an old lion captured him and took him to a pond, where he showed him his own reflection. Many of us are like this lion--the image we have of ourselves comes not from our own direct experience but from the opinions of others. A ""personality"" imposed from the outside replaces the individuality that could have grown from within. We become just another sheep in the herd, unable to move freely, and unconscious of our own true identity.

It's time to take a look at your own reflection in the pond, and make a move to break out of whatever you have been conditioned by others to believe about yourself. Dance, run, jog, do gibberish--whatever is needed to wake up the sleeping lion within.


Quotes on The Devil

Unless you drop your personality you will not be able to find your individuality. Individuality is given by existence; personality is imposed by the society. Personality is social convenience.
Society cannot tolerate individuality, because individuality will not follow like a sheep. Individuality has the quality of the lion; the lion moves alone. The sheep are always in the crowd, hoping that being in the crowd will feel cozy. Being in the crowd one feels more protected, secure. If somebody attacks, there is every possibility in a crowd to save yourself. But alone?--only the lions move alone.
And every one of you is born a lion, but the society goes on conditioning you, programming your mind as a sheep. It gives you a personality, a cozy personality, nice, very convenient, very obedient.
Society wants slaves, not people who are absolutely dedicated to freedom. Society wants slaves because all the vested interests want obedience.

Themes

Traits

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Capricorn

Capricorn Zodiac Signs
Capricorn is the leader of the Earth signs, ruler of Saturn. Here is a stabilizing force, one of thehardest-working signs of the Zodiac. The Mountain Goat has intense powers of selfconcentration,but not in an egotistical sense. Members of this sign find a great deal moreconfidence what they do than in who they are. Earth hangs...

Scorpio

Scorpio Zodiac Signs
Scorpio is a Water element, and this makes it a somewhat enigmatic sign. Water is more receptive and introverted, but Scorpio is a Plutonian-power force. Perhaps that is why Scorpio is the sign capable of the greatest metamorphosis and renewal. If we think about it, we may look at a lake and see the interplay of light and shadows. Unless we explore further, we ...

Jupiter

Jupiter Zodiac Planets
Jupiter represents our expansive qualities and our abilities to improve ourselves. It is a planet of plenty and seeks insight through knowledge. It is the planet of possibility. A well aspected Jupiter is normally associated with good luck and in more negative associations with blind optimism, excess and overindulgence. In your chart Jupiter reveals how you express your sense of giving and toleran...

Mars

Mars Zodiac Planets
Mars represents our ambition, energy, action and desire. It rules our basic instincts of aggression, anger and survival. There is often no contemplation before action when it comes to this primal energy. All our sexual desires come under Mars. This is the raw physical energy as opposed to the creative energy of the sun. With good Mars placement we are assertive, directed and forthright with bad pl...

Saturn

Saturn Zodiac Planets
Saturn rules our conditioning or the way we were taught and brought up in the world. It is associated with restriction and limitation but with this it brings structure and meaning to the world and our lives. It reminds us of our boundaries, responsibilities and commitments. It is often associated with a father or authority figures. Saturns lessons actually help us to grow. In you chart the positio...

Sun

Sun Zodiac Planets
The sun represents our vitality and our conscious ego, the self and its expression. It establishes our will to live and our creative force. It is associated with spontaneity and health. A well aspected Sun will describe a person who has heart, who cares for others both in general, and at the personal level. A poorly aspected Sun will describe a person who either has much more difficulty accessing ...

Venus

Venus Zodiac Planets
Venus represents our feminine or sensual nature. It rules over two areas of life : love and money. Venus rules our sentiments, what we value and pleasure including grace and charm. Venus rules the arts, love and romance, beauty entertainment and comfort. We look to venus in your chart to identify how we approach our relationships whether through security, conquest or adventure and what things in l...

10th House

10th House Houses
The Tenth House is commonly referred to as the House of Social Status. It is about the place we have attained in our social (or work/career) grouping and in society as a whole. Think status, the authority it conveys, and consequently, the role we take in our community. It also speaks to any promotions we receive, any fame we may have or will come to have and the types of business and social act...

Earth

Earth Elements
Those with too great an emphasis on the earth element tend to rely too much on things as they are or as they appear to be. There can be a narrowness of vision, an obsessive concern with whatworks rather than with what ideals one should shoot for, and often a marked lack of imagination. Those with too great an emphasis on the earth element tend to rely too much on things as they are or as they appe...

Obsidian

Obsidian Crystals
Obsidian is a crystal for self empowerment. It lets you look into the depths of your inner being, integrating your shadow and transmuting past life negativity. This is a stone of deep integrity that brings you back to your spiritual path. At a physical level, Obsidian draws off negativity, assisting the body's structures to energetically detoxify, soften and realign. It aids past life healing wher...

Root Chakra

Root Chakra Chakras
The first energy center is located between the anus and the sex organs. In the Eastern tradition known as Muladhara Chakra, this energy center is the seat of the Kundalini energy. It is capable of tapping into the planetary Kundalini energy that emanates from the center of the Earth.Spiritual growth doesn't mean just having pleasant and blissful moments. As a rule, spiri...

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