The Devil – Wild Unknown Tarot
I. Image description on The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot
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On The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot, there is a smug goat looking out at us. He has a sly smile and we can only see one eye, giving him a shady atmosphere. His ears are turned to the side, alert and ready to take advantage of what he hears. On his forehead is an upside-down pentagram, a symbol that our culture has associated with negative forces.
“A reversed pentagram, with two points projecting upwards, is a symbol of evil and attracts sinister forces because it overturns the proper order of things and demonstrates the triumph of matter over spirit. It is the goat of lust attacking the heavens with its horns.”Elphias Levi said
Indeed, The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot shows the tendency of people to value the material world more than the spiritual world. This can manifest in rather discreet ways, such as indulging in decadent food, having sex, or doing anything else that could be considered perverse. This can also manifest in more insidious ways, such as becoming trapped in destructive behavior, surrendering to your inner demons, or any other way you can cause damage to yourself or others.
The background of the card is dark and gloomy. With no sign of light, The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot dwells in the realm of darkness. Exploring your darkness and facing your inner demons is very important, for it is when they are left free in the darkness that they cause real problems. By bringing these parts of you to light, you can learn to accept, heal, and integrate them. The goat’s paws are surrounded by orange and red flames, but they don’t burn. This crafty guy can walk through fire (maybe he is the one who instigates it). He looks as if he wants to attract others with his insidious ways. We have combined the power we call “the devil” with addiction, slavery, and negative stereotypes. Once you become aware of this energy in action, you can begin to release yourself.
Although it can be frightening when The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot appears in a reading, it carries an urgent message and must be interpreted with complete honesty. The dark side of the devil indicates the shape of lust, negativity, or materialism. It can refer to a bad relationship with someone or something. Identify this dependence and how it holds you back. The devil’s hooves are strong and merciless – their grip will not loosen unless a marked change occurs. So let’s liberate ourselves.
II. The message of The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot in a reading
Many depictions of the Devil show a goat or Baphomet. The first allusion to goats being associated with the Devil comes from the Bible: “All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left” (Matthew 25:31-33). In the Middle Ages, things really got sizzling as the collective folk vision of the Devil began to be mixed with many beast-like pagan gods (including Pan, depicted as half human and half goat).
Coming to the 1800s, Elphias Levi created an image of Baphomet (a character we don’t know much about, but the Templars are accused of worshiping in the Middle Ages). Levi took a broader view of Baphomet, not as an image of pure evil but as a unity of radical opposites such as good and evil. The image of the Devil in the Rider Waite Tarot card is inspired by Levi’s depiction of Baphomet. In the 1960s, the Church of Satan was founded and used Baphomet in their icons. Therefore, the image of The Devil as a goat is deeply ingrained in our cultural associations.
In a reading, The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot often draws your attention to where you feel trapped, restricted, or blocked. In some cases, this bondage is due to external circumstances (negative work environment, toxic relationships, etc.). But more often, these energies are manifesting within. Therefore, it is important to be ready to look into your inner demons: your secrets, your shame, your addictive tendencies. This may seem overwhelming, but the truth is that simply acknowledging what is enslaving you is an incredibly powerful step in finding deliverance. Once you can clearly identify your demons, you can better understand them and find the appropriate ways to free yourself.
The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot can also be used as a reminder to find satisfaction beyond the material pitfalls in your life. It is natural to crave certain carnal comforts, but passing things rarely bring you lasting satisfaction. The Devil asks you to look beyond the pitfalls of the material realm and make space for the ethereal things that give your life meaning. This is a card that represents people’s wishes. When the card is drawn, it means that your love and work will rotate according to a certain situation, which can be for better or worse. But the bad news is that the worst is most likely to happen.
III. Meaning of The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position
The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position warns that what you are clinging to with all your might will bring nothing but disappointment and discouragement. However, you still cannot escape that vicious circle, you still try to follow the old path and get deeper and deeper. But sometimes, The Devil’s meaning also brings positive things. The card advises you to be strong and act decisively. There are times when you are forced to put your emotions aside and fight mercilessly with others to win. You have an ideal and ambition big enough to make it happen.
As the naked truth is gradually revealed over time, The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot implies torment and emptiness in real life. You possess a lot of ambitions and indulge in them, no matter how hard you try you still get stuck in that emotion. You may have realized the danger in your lifestyle but you have no way out. However, because of your ambitious nature, you can freely express your best without anything stopping you. The advice is that you should rethink your way of life and adjust to them, you can completely achieve your personal desires if you really try.
In the upright position, The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot represents the hidden power of invisible negative forces that force and deceive you into thinking as if you are bound by external forces beyond your control. The card is a force inside each of us as it represents fears, temptations, and other harmful enchantments. The Devil is a leader in lies and tricksters on which you unknowingly become dependent. When you see the Devil in your reading, ask yourself where you are feeling a block or a restriction in your life.
Maybe you are suppressed in the belief that you are being controlled by outside forces when in fact, you have created chains of your own bondage and helplessness. Feelings of hopelessness can accompany the appearance of The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot. You feel hopeless and have a negative outlook on life because you feel as if there are too many things out of your control. You fear the worst, and this means that your fears are holding you back and preventing you from leading a fuller and more optimistic life. What temptations and constraints are preventing you from being as free as The Fool? Are you free to imagine feeling helpless and hopeless? Always remember that you have the power to be free from dependence on the card.
The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot often reflects temptations and real dependencies in your life, such as alcoholism, drug addiction, unhealthy relationships, excessive spending, and the like. You feel the need for something and are willing to do anything to get it despite going against what is right and appropriate. You want to break free from these negative patterns of behavior by becoming aware of the effect they have on you and the negative impact they are having on your life. Often they include behaviors that provide immediate gratification but will cause lasting damage to your inner self-fulfillment.
In general, The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot shows that you are obsessed and determined to follow a particular idea, situation, or action. You overinvest yourself in one area at the expense of other areas of your life. Often the card shows an over-reliance on material wealth. You can become too ambitious about the prospect of becoming a millionaire or owning a car while forgetting the importance of investing in your relationships. You create a belief that value lies in how much money you make or how much property you own. You have formed an unhealthy connection through these material desires and are being controlled by that feeling of compulsion.
In terms of love, The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position means that you should remember that true love is often simple and sincere while seemingly fancy things are easy to break. You need to be wary of relationships that are close to love. The uncertainty in a relationship often brings no benefit, so instead of wasting time on it, go out and meet many people to increase your chances. If you are in love, the card advises that the rigidity and reason of both of you can push the relationship to the brink of breakdown, so sitting down to talk and be gentle with each other is the only way to overcome this stage. The two of you can break up, but The Devil thinks that is the best solution for the time being. If you want to maintain the current connection, humility and patience need to be maintained.
In terms of work, if you are planning to apply for a job or start a business, the preparation route is very important, so determining the purpose and implementation method will save your time and effort. Your stubbornness and blindness for immediate gain will cost you. If the current job does not bring the expected benefits even though you have worked hard, you should find another job. Do not be afraid, you should remember that your future depends on your current perseverance and wisdom. The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position shows that only when you put an end to ambiguity and vagueness about your current job can you see hope in your path ahead.
In terms of money, The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot in the right position tells that though money is a means of determining success or failure, being too pragmatic can cause you to lose yourself. The Devil gives a signal that you should control your finances, absolutely do not let money control your life. The secret of success at work is enthusiasm and wisdom, all shady and flattering actions will be discovered sooner or later. The Devil card also warns that the ingenuity and cunning actions of some people will make you deceived, so be on high alert. Besides, money and financial problems that may take place in the future will make you depressed, so you better be fully prepared.
In terms of health, The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position brings both positive and negative signals related to your physical condition. Most of the health problems will take place in the coming time. You can get sick and get treatment, but you are pretty depressed and keep your hands off it. The Devil recommends getting yourself together. Besides, the comfort and concern of a loved one will also help you get through this tough time. Sometimes, The Devil brings a positive signal, if you have been sick for a long time, the card indicates that this time is about to end.
IV. Meaning of The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot in the reversed position
The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot in reverse brings predictions with a tendency to violence. You should remember that brutality can never solve all problems smoothly. Emotional restraint is the right thing to do now. On the other hand, The Devil says that you are being psychologically tortured by desires and dreams that cannot come true, you wake up from a long dream and are disappointed and angry at yourself and everything around. Bad and unhealthy habits can emerge. The advice from The Devil in reverse is that you should list the things you really need and should learn how to let go. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will be the way to regain your confidence. Doing what you think is right and judging it from the most objective point of view will also help you get back in shape.
The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot card appears when you are feeling yourself falling into a whirlpool of problems such as unhealthy relationships, being too dependent, struggling at work, tempting desires, or materialism. When The Devil is reversed, it means that you are aware that you are currently bound by these chains and that you wish to be freed from them. You may now be ready to accept changes in your life and accept new perspectives. However, this will not be an easy journey. You will need to fight your inner fears and anxieties to free yourself from the shackles of unhealthy habits. You need to re-examine your life and get rid of a lifestyle that you know is harmful to you and your soul. It could be creating a more nutritious diet, watching less TV, quitting smoking, spending more time with the people you love, or focusing more on your goals. Grab this opportunity to bring positive change to your life by providing yourself with encouragement and motivation to move forward.
You must maintain faith in your freedom goals. If you have not yet stopped resisting bad habits or seductions, be careful about opening yourself up to these temptations in the future. Stay away from anything that could put you in debt or be controlled by others. Be alert to things that can harm your body, such as alcohol, drugs, toxic diets, or any other form of addiction because these can be difficult to get rid of later. You may think that these obsessions are temporary and they work to get you out of your personal problems, but in the long run, they can turn into serious concerns that lead to many disasters.
The Devil Wild Unknown Tarot in reverse also refers to the Buddhist principle of detachment. Seclusion, or non-attachment of greed, hatred, ignorance, is a state in which you let go of attachment to material desires, people, or world concepts in order to attain a higher realm of truth. These escapists are the happiest people because living without greed, hatred, and delusion is living in true freedom. However, it is very important to note that the Buddhist principle of detachment does not mean that you are no longer concerned with everything else or other people, in fact, you just separate your own existence from those objects in some way and still maintain interest and simultaneously are not dictated or directed by the existence of these objects.