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Wow! There is definitely a lot going on in this scene. Scary for sure. The Devil shows his lust for power and control. He raises his left arm to command you to bow before him and submit to his greatness. In his right hand he threatens you with a spiked mace which promises you pain if you resist. He shows his roots in the uncontrolled reptilian aspects of our brains represented here by five snakes making up his base. But the saddest part of this image is seeing a man and a woman who have willingly succumbed to the Devils allure and false promises. Unbridled pleasure, fame, power and control over others, the pair at his feet have been fully seduced, have resigned in their struggle to resist, and seem to have accepted their fate. Human beings have been given the amazing gift of free will. It is a power not fully expressed by the rest of life on this planet as lesser evolved beings tend to mostly go by pure instinct and their true nature. Throughout humankind’s long history, we have often succumbed to our animal, barbaric nature, committed acts of extreme cruelty, and caused massive pain and suffering, both to others as well as to ourselves. Why would we do these things if we have free will? Because we have lost our connection to the source, to the Great Spirit/God, to our higher selves, to our inner guiding lights. We seek pleasure above all else and at any cost. Food, alcohol, drugs, tobacco and even sex can all turn into addictions if we are not connected to Spirit. If we don’t courageously hold in our hearts love, compassion, empathy, kindness and goodwill to mother earth and all it’s creatures, then we are destined to follow the path set out by the Devil; one of fear, cruelty, greed, lust and power/control over others. Deck: Modern Spellcaster’s Tarot by Melanie Marquis. Illustrated by Scott Murphy. It is my sincere hope that by bringing these energies to your attention that it may be helpful for you in some way. If you are interested in receiving a personal reading via email please contact me at Aloha and Blessed be, Craig. #tarot #tarotreading #tarotcardreading #tarotcardreader #tarotreadersofinstagram #tarotreaders

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