Today is Friday the 13th. There is a lot of superstitions around this date – some good, some bad. Today’s card was The Devil. This card can terrify people. It is certainly argued to be the most powerful card in the deck and it can relate to some scary elements of the human experience: stalking, addiction, obsession etc. However, it also has some very strong positive meanings. Much like Friday the 13th. Some people are terrified of the number 13, whereas others find great power, potential and joy in the number 13 thus they look forward to Friday the 13th. These are very similar reactions have to The Devil in tarot.
Yesterday’s card was Temperance. Balance. The Devil is closely associated with that same theme. The Devil both warns of, and encourages indulgence. It warns of becoming enslaved to passions, addictions and indulgence but at the same time, there is a time and place to indulge and give over to passions and that which brings you joy. Such fire can help you achieve you goals. But in enjoying your passions and harnessing them for your ambitions, be careful not to manipulate or lie. Temptations abound at the moment as does inspiration. Be careful, don’t rush, be compassionate, be mindful of how you channel your passions. It is a time to be honest with yourself and understand that YOU have the power over your life, not anyone or anything else.