Ah yes the Devil! Number 15 in the Major Arcana of a tarot deck.
As INXS sings “devil inside, devil inside, every single one of us the devil inside”.
We have good and bad within us. We have “God” and “The Devil” inside us. As we move through life and experiences we align ourselves with certain feelings and emotions – even archetypes. So what would it mean if The Devil showed up in a reading?
At first it’s a little scary. As with many of the tarot cards we need to look further into the symbols and art to see what the card is trying to tell us. This card could easily represent your addictions which could include drugs, smoking, being addicted to a type of person or relationship that is not good for us. It’s about the addictions we know are not good for us, but we allow them to rule our life because of the short term gratification. In the card to people stand with the half man-half goat (the devil) with chains around their neck. The chains are loose, and they could actually remove the chains themselves and walk away. But they don’t. They have lost their own power to the devil (or addiction).
It’s a card about exercising your free will and choice. When the devil comes to you it could mirror your addiction, or be the message that makes you see you need to let go of the toxic things in your life.
A general feeling of unhappiness and helplessness could surround you, as you feel you have lost your way and have no idea how to create positive change in your life. Once again it’s about empowering yourself to be able to make the changes you want and to stop blaming things or people “out there”, and start a detox regime to let go of toxins. Add some self-love into the mix and you will be able gain the momentum you need to realise you have ultimately had the power all along.
Like The Hanged Man this card is also trying to tell you to look for where you are stagnating in your life. be assured you can overcome this feeling of being stuck but you must exercise your will!
Try these essential oils recipes to release addictions and unhappiness –
1. Scent Your Space
In a traditional oil burner with a candle or a diffuser add 25 drops of oil
“Happy Happy Happy”
Get some good vibes going –
Orange 10 drops
Rose Geranium 7 drops
Lemongrass 8 dropsspiken
“I CAN Do It”
Have a little faith in yourself –
Spikenard 5 drops
Peru Balsam 10 drops
Mandarin 10 drops
Tomorrow is a new day so start it with some good intentions –
Petitgrain 10 drops
Black Pepper 8 drops
May Chang 7 drops
2. Open The Bottle and Take a Huge Whiff
Basil – open your mind to a new you without addictions or pessimism
Rose – nurture yourself
Ylang Ylang – release resentment and anger
Cedarwood Virginian – allow the flow of harmony in your life
Remember The Devil is about choice – you have this – so don’t be afraid to use it!
Happy blending and remember to use your intention when you are creating your formulas. See my article about intention.