Archetypes & Symbols
The Devil Card Meaning - Major Arcana - Ancient Alchemy Tarot
The Devil card lives in the 3rd house and is ruled by Gemini and the planet Mercury. Devil’s energy connects with you through the 2nd Chakra.
I'm using the Marseille Tarot deck because it's the first Tarot that we know about, and it was brought to this planet by Nicolas Flamel in the 14th century. It's a tool of personal development used in the secret school of alchemy. If you have any prior experience with Tarot, I invite you to open your mind to a new way of interpreting the cards. Hopefully, this information will add up to your current knowledge.
The first thing that calls attention in Devil card 15 is that he seems to be a transsexual. But actually, he is an androgynous being.
Because Devil resides in Gemini, and until the 3rd month of pregnancy, the fetus has no defined sex. The sex is chosen during the rulership of Gemini. Until then, we are all androgynous.
For alchemy, the first month of physical pregnancy is Aries. When the sperm fertilizes the egg, it is the moment of Aries, where only one warrior is chosen. The second month is Taurus, and the third is Gemini. The symbology of the zodiac also tells the story of pregnancy.
But the androgynous being, in alchemy, is a being that has reached enlightenment. The Devil attained enlightenment; how come?
Not really, but one of the traits of an enlightened being is knowing the Laws of the Universe. And the Devil knows them. But he decided to use it for manipulation, to imprison people.
Devil, the manipulator
As we saw in Temperance, the 3rd house in Gemini is totally connected to the archetype of the intellect. And Devil has a lot of knowledge, and knowledge can be the worst weapon of manipulation. Why?
One thing that most makes people lose their freedom is studying too much. In many cases, those who learn too much start to believe only in what has been written by experts.
Consequently, the person no longer needs to think and no longer needs to seek other points of view to form their own opinion. We have been experiencing this problem lately, especially in 2020 and 2021, haven’t we?
Intelligence is not knowledge. Intelligence is to create it. As Steve Jobs said, “Connect the dots.” Intelligence is the ability to analyze a situation from many different angles.
Knowledge can be the worst weapon of manipulation.Devil
Devil can manipulate energy, and he knows how to control people, and therefore, he is hardly manipulated.
When you know your masculine and feminine side, you know yourself. Likewise, when you know yourself, you become more intelligent.
But at the same time that he seems to be in control; after all, he is on the pedestal. Is he really in control?
What if the slaves pull the rope? He falls. Whenever you manipulate, you are manipulated. Whenever you enslave someone, you are enslaved.
It is the law of action and reaction. Whenever I put someone on a pedestal, I become a slave.
For example, a person falls in love with a narcissist; this person is manipulative. Usually, the victim is the one who breaks the relationship.
The strings of the card represent the umbilical cord. We create this energy also when we want to help others.
Most of the time, NGOs don’t help people; they create dependents. Few NGOs commit themselves to teach the person to be independent. The Temperance free people. On the other hand, Devil does not.
Keywords: manipulation, unholy knowledge, oppression, dependency.
Don’t put yourself on a pedestal; keep your feet on the ground. Know that sharing liberating knowledge is the best help you can give and…
Let the magic happen!
Major Arcana Card Meanings Alchemy Tarot
The 22 Major Arcana of the Tarot represents the journey we all live. The card numbers are a logical sequence, and therefore I recommend that you study in the series from 0 to 21.