The Devil (Le Diable)
The Lord of the Gates of Matter | The Child of the Forces of Time
Card Number: 15
Key Number: 26
Hebrew Letter: Ayin
Numerical Value: 12
Story - I come upon a creature half beast, half man. People around him are enslaved or intoxicated with drink or drugs. 'Why are you tormenting these people?' Is my challenge to this ominous creature. 'This is not of my doing but their own' the beast replies 'these people are free to remove their own chains anytime they wish, but their desire for material things keeps them from being free. You do not belong here fool, go on your way'. Knowing he is right I leave this dark place.
Upright - Money matters. Feeling the burden of the material side of life. Desire for physical and material things. Feeling of frustration and oppression. A tendency to collect and hoard money and material objects. Lust. Sexual obsession. The querent's knowledge of his or her own needs, wants and desires. Security versus creative or spiritual fulfillment.
Ill Dignified or Reversed - True evil. Abuse of authority. Material success is the focus to the exclusion of all other things. Uncontrolled ambition. Greed. Bondage to a person or situation or thing. Emotional blackmail.More severe forms of the above. True evil.
The Celtic Cross Spread
Twelve Card Spread