The Devil (XV) Tarot Card is ranked fifteenth in the most commonly used Tarot cards. This card is used in playing games and also, it is used in divination. The appearance of the card consists of The devil which sits above the two persons, male and female, both naked. The card comes from Baphomet which is from the illustration of Eliphas Levi. This Baphomet features a combined winged and horned, human and at the same time bestial features. These days, the Devil is portrayed as goat like creature. Arthur Edward Waite said that the Devil in the card is sitting in the altar holding a torch which goes towards the direction of the Earth. Also, an inverted pentagram is located in his forehead.
The Devil most likely to demonstrate Earthly living rather than evil persona. Two naked human demons—one male, one female, chained to his seat. The seat occupied by the Devil, with a flaming torch on his left hand inverted towards the earth, and a reversed pentagram on his forehead. Literally interpreting every detail shown on the fifteenth card in the Tarot deck, the Devil, is the perfect definition for sinister. Perhaps this is why it is considered to be one of the most frightening cards in the Tarot deck, frightening, even at first sight. But what theory holds this impulsive conclusion of the simple mind?
The fallen angel, the traitor, the negative force, and many different names we call the Devil is biblically known to be the left-hand servant of God, Lucifer whom he trusted above all. Lucifer at one point got envious and selfish of power that he was able to afford to turn his back against God, even intervened with Adam and Eve’s oblivious awareness of knowledge which led them to the commitment of the first sin of man. Three biblical characters depicted on one card. Three symbols of sin.
The pentagram is used as an important religious symbol by the Babylonians and the Pythagoreans of the Ancient Greece. It also represents the five wound of Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten son. The inverted pentagram on the other hand is the symbol of Satanism, used as a symbol of religious rebellion and the three downward points referring to the rejection of Trinity. The inverted flaming torch represents an extinguished life.
Yes. All this biblical and theoretical knowledge of the images are what cause the thoughts about the grave meaning behind the fifteenth card. Picking this card will no longer confine one to the reality of his ego but rather, pushed to the depths of his id, the subconscious part of the mind. Dwelling on the sea of anxiety only means thinking of endless unfortunate events to come. The push and pull of the libido and mortido of the simple human mind is the true Devil of reality. In reality, this card doesn’t only mean that bad things might happen. Your future depends on how you control it. There are instances that you will be able to guide your life to the right path.