May 30 Inspirational Card of the Day
Major Trump # XV
THE DEVIL Visconti- Sforza deck Italian Renaissance
There are many variations on the Devil Card in the Tarot.
It traditionally shows BAPHOMET a pan like God with a man and a woman bound and chained before him.
The Devil is associated with the Astrology sign of CAPRICORN as he relates to earthy, material, corporeal desires of the flesh and worldly success.
Greed, selling your SOUL TO THE DEVIL for material gain as in The famous film Rosemary’s Baby.
In the Harry Potter Tarot the Devil is of course Lord Voldemort. The total incarnation of evil, power over, ruthless,vindictive, inhuman, separated, soul wounded, totally rejected.
The HARRY POTTER TAROT DEVIL CARD
The CATHOLIC CHURCH created the Devil, the devil is all about projection. Yes in JUNGIAN psychology, the shadow.
The Devil represents all of our “evil” taboos and unacceptable parts of ourselves, that’s the shadow we see in all “others.”
Whether that is fear of homosexuals, Jews, Infidels, liberals, immigrants, Muslims, fat people, witches, conservatives, intellectuals or Fear itself. Muslim Terrorists have the biggest blackest shadow of all. Also NEW AGE whiter than white shadow people who assume they are purer, higher, etc. Ascending. Also very dangerous.
They symbolize our own unaccepted unintegrated parts of ourselves.
The Devil is fear, HATRED, separation. The opposite card to THE Devil it’s partner is THE LOVERS. 15 & 6 = the same number.
Carl Jung famously said there are only Two emotions. LOVE or FEAR.
If we choose LOVE then all is ONE harmonious there is no “other.”
If we choose FEAR and separation then we are left out in the cold, we separate ourselves from creation.
Where there is LOVE there can be no fear.
“The DEVIL works for GOD” is one of my favourtie Stuart Wilde quotes and its true.
Fear of the Devil of Hell, or eternal damnation a story the CatHOLIC church made up keeps people in check.
YES there is real evil, negative entities abound. The Kabbalah calls them Qliphot or “Shells.”
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH burned tortured and killed around 9 million mainly women for over 300 years, to steal their property, to disenfranchise midwives, independent women, pagans who still believed in the OLD RELIGION of the Goddess, Nature, which honored sexuality as part of Life.
The Church accused others of “Consorting with the devil” is a euphemism for their own greed, denied lust, attempting to control human sexuality, their “holier than thou” stance. REALLY if there ever was a devil in disguise it is the Church itself. Not the beautiful teachings of JESUS
but that kind of organized power and control hungry manipulative, sexually deviant CHURCH.
THE VATICAN is going to come apart at the seams now because of child abuse, stealing, robbing, and worse.
Forget all organized religions unless they practice what they preach. Tibetan Buddhists do not fight or kill.
THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT!
I am late today, because I have just finished up my taxes. TAXES, ruled by Saturn. The DEVIL is known as SATAN/the planet SATURN.
The earthy real world = the wordly temptations of the flesh.
We live in a greed filled almighty buck Devil world right now. The Devil is so deep and complex.
Make friends with your own shadow, what bedevills you is something within yourself, never anything outside. What tempts you? Sex, Drugs, Chocolate cake, ambition? Are you struggling with your addictions? Your own inner demons? What is the core hurt behind that addiction?
LOVE IS ALWAYS THE CURE.
That is one of the major lessons in the Tarot. The Devil was originally PAN the pagan horny half-goat- the association with Capricorn. The Thoth Tarot shows an erect penis subliminally in the image. Embrace all of life, sex is a natural part. YOUnger people are freer with sexuality but the old Devil’s still linger. They are all of our fears.
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TEMPTATION- Bing Crosby from the aptly named “Going Hollywood.” 1933
LYRICS by Arthur Freed and Brown
You came, I was alone, I should have known, You were temptation. Your smile luring me on, my heart was gone, You were temptation. It would be thrilling if you were willing, But it can never be, pity me, For you were born to be kissed, I can’t resist, You are temptation, and I am yours, Here is my heart, take it and say we’ll never part, I ‘m just a slave, only a slave to you, Temptation, I’m your slave.