What is the Tarot? Who invented it? – These are the first questions of those who want to learn more about it. Quite natural. However, what is unusual about the history of Tarot is that his origins have no precise information. Famous Chinese cards that exist for more than ten centuries, as well as Indian cards that have been known since ancient times, do not have much similarities with European maps, nor with Tarot. Theories that say Tarot arrived in Europe with Mongols or thanks to the Arabs are being rejected, because otherwise they would have assumed that the maps on Europe had arrived much earlier than it was proven;
It is also known that the maps already existed in the western parts before the Gypsies appeared.
Middle Ages and Renaissance
There is a belief that Tarot actually originated in Europe, that he was not brought from any other continent, that he was invented in the regions of today’s northern Italy, and that his name was given by the Taro River (tributary of the Po River). This belief builds its foundation on the idea that the period of Renaissance and humanism, when education and the relationship to philosophy, art, science and the church were at its peak, was an ideal period for the emergence of the Tarot. Let’s not forget that at that time, the forgotten myths, various legends, and the classic beauty of beauty came back to life again.
The first written documents that speak of Tarot cards originate in 1370. Namely, Brother John, the Swiss monk, described it as a new game of cards that in a very illustrative and inspirational way represents the structure of the world. He also believed that the cards were presented to four social classes. According to his interpretation: Swords on maps symbolize knights, nobles, and aristocracy; cups simoblizuu church and priesthood; rods represent traders; while coins are a symbol for peasants. He thought that the maps are there to teach people the rules of life, and that it is easy for them to establish harmony in the world.
It is interesting to note that in some countries on the maps were also important events from history, then many legends and symbols from mythology. Thus, e.g. In France, the kings represent: Caesar, David, Alexander, and Charles the Great. As four queens we have: Agrino, Paola, Rahel and Judith. Knights are La Hir, Hoger, Hector, and Lanselot. Very often they were not excluded from showing the Greek and Roman deities on these maps.
There are also those with a suspicious and gloomy view of the world to encourage them to believe that Tarot had invented Satan himself. Thus, St. Bernardino of Siena claimed that the devil had invented them with the intention of trampling the common minds in Europe. Similar notion was also John Notbroker who said that the devil let Tarot into the world in order to once again bring faith to false gods, and how to regain multitude.
Tarot Card Devil – Meaning
The Tarot devil does not symbolize evil, it comes from Greek mythology and symbolizes Pan, the god of joy and sensuality. The Pan smiles at people because he knows that man is a master of the material world and that his circumstances can materialize themselves in the tangible, earthly realm. The Pan symbolizes sexual power and procreative power – our life force and life energy. It will enable us to make our own lives positive or invest our procreative power in sexual addictions, debauchery and drugs.
Every addiction, every attachment to material or relationships, and every possession leads to frustration and suffering. Pan also draws our attention to our supernatural powers of the forehead chakra. Through the third eye, we are capable of introspection, the art of alchemy, and it gives us a view into the world of the supersensible.
Meaning of the card in the job and success
In terms of profession, the Tarot card “The Devil” shows that you have a lot of fears. The trigger for this could well be a colleague who had to leave the company. But it is also possible that the supervisor made a remark that is now interpreted very negatively. Talks about downsizing can also contribute to the fear and also unsettle one.
However, something must be done against these fears and there must be clarifying discussions.
Meaning as annual card
As a season ticket, “The Devil” symbolizes that it’s time to finally tidy up his cellar. On this occasion, something will come to light, of which one had not the slightest idea. But it may also be that one has already guessed some things and this one now suddenly become clear and aware. Of course, cleaning up the basement does not mean the spatial basement, but rather the somewhat darker side in our being. Just this page in a person entices this again and again to actions, which are later considered with a shake of the head and lead to the statement, whether as well as the devil has ridden.
Now you have one year to get to know this dark side in more detail and to better accept it. You just have to remember that you do not always seek to blame others, but simply question your own decisions and actions more critically. You have to be aware that you are always seducible. This card symbolizes that one carries in itself simply unloved and also in some way split off parts of the essence. If these are suppressed too much, then these, together with other forces from outside, cause one to be seduced and become weak again and again. You do not have to turn it off completely, but you have to live it out more consciously and, above all, live it out when no damage can result from it.
In freedom and joy, I create and enjoy the things that enrich my life.
When we know about our powers and abilities to manifest everything and to shape our lives in our own responsibility and self-empowerment, we are less and less likely to cause bondage and conflict, but contribute to our well-being and that of all concerned. We discover that the true divine power of love is in us, surrounds, guides and nourishes us.
Then we no longer need to own or jealously monitor other people. We no longer have to fight for our money. We recognize that happiness does not depend on external circumstances, but on our own choices.
Because the EGO identifies too easily with the material, we must be vigilant that we do not create incriminating bondage. Matter binds and makes us dependent if we attach too much weight to it. Dependence creates fear of want and the illusion of separateness. What should bring joy to us and increase our existence could bring us into addiction and dependence. The disabling aspects include material possessions that constantly burden us, status symbols without which we no longer feel comfortable, relationships that we occupy ourselves or fearfully cling to, as well as compulsive tendencies and habits that enslave us. Everything that curtails our personal integrity and freedom causes suffering and we are the perpetrators – as masters of materialization.
Blow up your chains. Get rid of taboos and release yourself from the captivity of alien thoughts and goals.
The devil in the Tarot represents the dark side of polarity. In each of us is the pursuit of purity and morality as well as desires and the ability to be easily seduced. It’s too easy to be linked to beliefs and beliefs that we neither question nor understand. Only our subconscious informs us from time to time that our life situation may be not freed, alienated and perhaps even so to our disadvantage. There are only a few moments in life during which we consciously perceive the devil – or even negative energies – and also suddenly recognize our chains.
By the way, the chains that are placed around the necks of the people are very loose. If they could develop that consciousness they (or we) could easily strip the chains. However, to be able to free yourself from a prison you first have to realize that you are in captivity – in the captivity of a mental prison.
An emotionally charged tarot card – a horned devil with a crushed Druze on his forehead perches on a pedestal. Chained to a couple also already has some diabolical traits, e.g. the little devil horns and a devil’s tail. The man has a burning tail, which represents the male fire element. The devil woman, on the other hand, has a cryptic tail – a symbol of fertility and the element of water.
The devil holds a burning torch in his left hand – he is the arsonist who kindles the fire of seduction in us. The devil here does not symbolize the godless and the unholy. It stands for all the dark forces that hinder us in some way in spiritual growth. The devil also occasionally takes the form of a light angel to seduce us better. The term Diabolus (the devil) comes from the Greek term Dia-balle – separation of the poles. The term sym-balle, however, is the source word for the German word symbol – throw together or put together. The devil of this card of Tarot is thus nothing but a factor that brings us out of balance. Extremes that radically overweight one side of us are more diabolical – that is, divisive – kind.
So it’s not about immorality, sin and seduction – this tarot card is about blockages and situations in which we feel uncomfortable. Let’s blow up the spiritual chains imposed on us and experience the world of freedom.
The tarot card The devil is marked by the 15, the 1 as act leads to the cosmic principle over the 5. The 15 gives the checksum 6, the 6 is the free will, or the freedom to choose. The devil has always been considered a former comrade of God, the great tempter. Yet he has brought the fire to people so they do not have to freeze and eat raw food. The devil has many names; he is also called the morning star and light bringer.
When the devil appears on a tarot deck, the fortune-teller, or the fortune-teller, instantly knows that it’s a vice, an excess, an obsession, a dependency, an addiction, or a betrayal. Lying and cheating are the concomitants of the devil, even if there is no indication to the outside. But it is not always the case that The Devil shows the fall of man in the case of card-making; in the analogy, it can also be a person who, more like any other has to fight against the temptations of the devil, either through disposition or through the environment.
So many cards Fortune teller and many a card Fortune teller has dealt with people who were once in the clutches of the devil and heroically try to free themselves from it.
If a card depositor, or a depositor, has to interpret the devil when placing a card with tarot cards in the situation in a relationship, then this is a very delicate matter, because the devil is above all the temptation itself. Now it depends on the qualification of the card players to recognize here, whether it concerns actual cheating, or only around the fantasy in this regard. Very often in partnership terms, the devil means emotional dependencies, or blackmail. No matter in what context the devil appears in interpersonal areas, he never means good, at least not as a future prospect.
The meaning of the Tarot card the devil ranges in professional matters of unclean machinations on extortion into too strong fraud. The devil has over 600 sons, one of them is called Mammon, of course, the devil in the business also has something to do with unclean money transactions, or even with a debt trap.
In everyday life:
If the card reader falls into the hands of the depositor or the depositor The Devil as a day pass, then the meanings of this Tarot card range from relapses in an addiction matter to committing real stupidities (runaway, theft, assault, supposedly good opportunities) all cases will regret at a later date. As a situation map, the devil recommends to explicitly keep out of everything on the day out what has the smell of ambiguity that means nothing to sign no business deal with a handshake and otherwise keep far from shady people, even if they are normally harmless seem to be.