The Devil ~ Dancing With Desire!
Tarot Tuesday! The card for the week is The Devil. The Devil is one of the most misunderstood cards of the deck, often evoking fear and superstition. Yet, The Devil’s energies are to be embraced, for this path represents: Power, creativity, sexuality, desire and individuality!
Capricorn, the Mountain Goat, is the ruler of The Devil. This sign is often associated with Pan, the wild, woodland Nature God, characterizing sexuality and fertility. Pan played his magical flute and excited desire in all who came into his mist!
Indeed, one element of The Devil is desire. It’s unfortunate that Desire has gotten such a bad rap, for it is the root, the first step in the act of all creation. It is natural, divinely-given, a part of our procreative energies, often called Kundalini, our very life force.
Yet, opening ourselves to desire may make us feel out of control. (A proverbial Pan-dora’s box!) This is the shadow side of The Devil. The need to suppress our true desires, because they seem scary, bad or even "evil". When we dismiss our desires, we dismiss our sexuality, our power, our creativity--ourselves. The end result can be unhealthy addictions, obsession, and self-punishment.
This week, give yourself permission to dance with the Devil--your desires! You may face your fears in the process, but by doing so, they will no longer have power over you, and you will be freer to be the powerful, creative, sexual being that you truly are.
Affirmation: I embrace my desire, my creativity, my sexuality, knowing that fear has no power over me!
Wishing you a powerful week!