Better the devil you know, Inspirational Daily card

Feeling unbounded? Lost? Dazed and confused? Highly creative? At one with the cosmos?

The Moon is in Pisces my dears so all of the above applies. Pisces also signifies religious or spiritual fanatics.

Pisces is, All is One. No boundaries or separation.

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devil Tarot Tara Greene

THE DEVIL TUMP #15

I remember giving a Tarot workshop years ago at the Grail Springs Spa and I had not given my usual preview of all the major Tarot Trumps as I usually do, to try this method out.  I asked each participant to choose a card. One woman got the Devil and freaked out. She was a pretty conservative Church believer and receiving the Devil made her think she was going straight to Hell.

On the contrary THE DEVIL is merely our own shadow. To say THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT is a total cop-out, to blame our actions onto some thing other than ourselves.

 The Devil got his bad reputation because he was created that way by the Catholic Church which was intent on squashing pagan Goddess worshipping, nature lovers. They turned the ancient God PAN, of the horns and cloven hoofs associated with the sign of Capricorn into a very bad thing. Pan is horny all right. But that is a natural thing. The Catholic church has always tried to control sexuality.

The DEVIL symbolizes FEAR ITSELF. 

Hell, Tara Greene tarot

Follower of Hieronymous  Bosch, The Harrowing of Hell 14½ x 21 in

The Devil you project onto whatever scary group you fear. To homophobes this is gays. To creationists it’s atheists. To Muslims its Jews, To Jews its Muslims. To Republicans, its demoncrats. OMG Freudian Slip.. Demoncrats TM. I know the Tea Party will love that.

Whatever we DEMONIZE has power over us. There is no hell except that which we self-create. That I am sure of.

The Devil, if approached with respect with our own vulnerabilities and weaknesses allows us to know ourselves, and where we have to build strengths. 

The pairing card to the Devil #15 is the Lovers #6 in the Tarot. Both reduce to 6. The symbol at the Center of the Tree of Life.  The number of the Merkaba or 6 pointed Star. 

Love your fears.  Take back your projections. What are you so afraid of? Call in your guardian Angels to help protect you.  Breathe. 

Is the Devil you know better than the one you don’t?

You cannot fight darkness directly. You cannot fight your enemy because your enemy is yourself. It is like cancer. And so it goes round and round and then ” the Devil” really does have us in his grip.

You can only send love to your enemy and love yourself. I am not advocating SYMPATHY for the DEVIL. 

The Devil becomes your angel, your DAEMON, a good spirit, once you accept it and go through it. 

In Plato’s Symposium the priestess Diotima teaches Socrates  that “everything daemonic is between divine and mortal”  – from Wikipedia

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SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL ROLLING STONES  

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