Dark Lord, Tarot Devil depicts adversity overcome by humor.
Tarot Devil explanation, meaning, symbolism and art, Sun in Capricorn.
In this depiction of the Dark Lord,Tarot Devil from Tarot of the Morning Star, we observe the central figure displaying the personality type required for facing adversity which is a sense of humor.
This is also emphasized by the entity’s horns, reminiscent of a jester’s cap.
The blocks below are the challenges needed to be overcome so they become stairs to achievement. The spiral beard is symbolic of time.
The image is God and Devil, the face revealed, determined by our perspective through interaction with life’s situations.
The serpent emerging from the chalice being handed to the viewer is knowledge gained through these life experiences. It represents “Know Thyself, achieved through transiting the paths of the QBL Tree of Life, the trail of the serpent.
How we are influenced by that knowledge and what we do with it determines the road we will from then on follow. The attitude we characterize at this instant of acceptance is our pact with chthonic alien forces through which we become empowered or enslaved. This is the historic pact made at the crossroads, an intersection denoting crisis where a decision must be made.
The card of the Devil is the culmination of a process which began with the Hierophant. As the process is continued, discernment, achieved through experience of the Hermit, is finally brought into consciousness as awareness of actualized phenomena by this card, the Devil.
Devil represents the archetypal force behind the Two, Three and Four of Earth cards.