Focus Inward And Draw Your Cards
Structured In A Past/Present/Future Layout.
The Devil often represents negative forces that prevent you from embracing your best self, both from within and without. Common embodiments of this cycle are unhealthy relationships, dependencies, bad habits and any behaviors that are detrimental to yourself and those around you. This imbalance may leave you feeling trapped in a cycle of highs and lows, perpetually chasing quick fixes while never truly addressing the root of unhappiness or pain that exists beneath the surface.
When this card shows itself, know that it is a sign to slow down and self-reflect; there is power in identifying where your personal growth has been stunted. This self-awareness will become a powerful tool for restoration, and provide a sense of balance that can act as a foundation for growth, if not total harmony. Examine what is in your nature that creates discomfort and pain, and let that knowledge serve you in righting your relationship with yourself.
The Magician exists at a crossroads of science and the Self, flourishing in the realm of logic and understanding, and counsels you to practice discipline and self-control. It represents the infinite possibilities that open up to you when harnessing willpower and rationale within a creative mindset. The Magician also cautions against the temptations of power, control, and manipulation.
Your hard work and natural capabilities provide opportunity, but using those gifts to control or manipulate others will only taint the rewards life brings to you. Focus your will and hone the tools at your disposal, for the situation at hand requires disciplined action executed with calm conviction.
The Empress is maternal intuition and manifestation embodied; a symbol of the powerful divine feminine in us all. She is driven by her desire to nurture her kingdom and foster a space for creativity and compassion, and can symbolize a connection with Mother Earth itself.
When The Empress crosses your path, know that she represents abundance and blessings, whether it be a windfall or boon of your own creating. Now is the time to reap your rewards and share them with those nearest and dearest to you.
The Empress also calls on you to embrace your empathetic nature and open yourself to circumstances that bring life, happiness, and delight. This empathy has a place both within you and without, so be kind to yourself and remember that your needs are just as important as the needs of those you care for.