The Devil: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading
10-20-20 through 10-27-20
The Devil is this week’s Tarotcast card. This major arcana tarot card symbolizes burdens and temptations. Short-sightedness and a lack of perspective enslave us through our desires. Passivity, victim consciousness and fear dominate our minds. When we realize that we are the only ones who can remove the chains which bind us, we escape from bondage.
On the Tree of Life this card travels path 26. It joins sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (Beauty) to sephiroth or sphere 8, Hod (Splendor). Its Hebrew letter is Ayin which means “eye.” Our physical “eye” is our way of seeing the world. Our other “I”, or ego, is the way we want to see ourselves and want the world to see us.
This card is the zodiacal trump of Capricorn in which Saturn rules and Mars is exalted.
In real-time astrology, the Sun began its transit of Water-sign Scorpio on October 22nd. Mars is the traditional ruler of Scorpio. Then that honor passed to Pluto. There is still some debate about Pluto’s status. Many scientists deem it a dwarf planet and no longer consider it a part of our solar system. The qualities attributed to this fixed Water sign are: mysterious, unpredictable and intuitive. Also domineering, intense, aggressive and passionate. Sexual, seductive, secretive and assertive. Many find Scorpio frightening.
“Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a man of wealth and taste…”
Mars continues its retrograde of Fire-sign Aries. Both Saturn and Pluto are currently direct. They are continuing their long transits of Capricorn.
On October 27th Mercury retrograde backs into Air-sign Libra from Scorpio. This can slow decisions to a crawl, or less. We mentally waffle back and forth between alternatives. We can find pros and cons for them all. This period may affect our closest partnerships the most. We tend toward idealizing our relationships. We’re rethinking and reminiscing about old loves and old dynamics. Retrograde Mercury periods are beneficial for learning from the past. We may find new or hidden information. We can use this energy to let go of the illusion of control. Fresh perspectives can liberate us. This is a powerful complement to the energy of this week’s card,
On the same date, Venus enters Libra – one of the two signs it rules.
Venus in Libra urges us to love with our whole hearts. It is cooperative and peace-loving energy. It is gentle and light-handed, a good contrast to the more negative aspects of this week’s card.
Back for a moment to the Tarot perspective. The traditional concept of the Devil is the personification of evil. This idea stands in contrast to its interpretation in the Tarot. The devil, or the scapegoat leads us to temptation. We sin, destroying ourselves. Terrible things befall us. Some believe that life the material world is separate from God/the Divine. The Devil Tarot card represents that world so it is frightening and repugnant. In the Thoth Tarot, this card represents sexuality, life force and creative energy.
Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes fear of natural urges. Self-destructive behaviors, “fatal attractions” and obsessions, hysteria and paranoia.
Let’s focus on seeing and embracing both the light and shadow sides which comprise our complete Self. That way, we get a much more positive and beneficial use of the energies of this card. Spirit embodied in material form is capable of choice, action and creativity.
Power colors: indigo, blue-black, black and gray. Also violet, red and brown. These bring Capricorn’s strength, endurance and perseverance to our endeavors.
Power stones: onyx, jet, garnet and opal. Wear these as jewelry or carry them as power stones for confidence and inspiration.
Power metals: lead. A good reminder of what to “get out,” especially in areas where our ego or erroneous beliefs can weigh us down.
Power fragrances: snowdrop, rose, pine, musk and patchouli. Create positive channels for determination and manifestation. Let’s harness this powerful energy toward beneficial goals this week!
Power foods: foods prepared with any of the nightshade family (potatoes, tomatoes, etc.). Thyme, allspice, cayenne, garlic, ginger, pepper, and thistle (artichokes!). Also teas brewed from valerian and comfrey. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.
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