There will be changes in your life that will stress you out and force you to focus your attention on bringing things back into balance. You will have to accept your new reality, come to terms with a situation that will be unpleasant to you, and find a way out of your impasse. You will make sacrifices so as to get your life back in order. Make sure you keep a tight rein on your ego and pay more attention to certain matters. Once this period is behind you, you will become self-reliant and gain control of your life!
The Devil card emerges today from the love tarot deck. This card portrays some kind of trap. Your relationship feels like a prison. You see no possibility of either change or escape. You and/or your partner have become entangled in debt or addiction. One or both of you feel chained to a job you hate. Perhaps you and your spouse are locked in a pattern of endless arguments. Sometimes this card symbolizes an obsession with somebody unavailable. In any of these situations, the result is the same–you feel powerless. Yet, if you look at the image of the Devil card, you see the chains are loose enough to permit escape. In most situations, the Devil card represents only the illusion of imprisonment. You can extricate yourself, but the cure could feel as devastating as the disease. If you face crippling debt, you have to declare bankruptcy. Whatever the problem is, you will have to surrender the façade that everything is OK.
The problems and setbacks you have encountered in your professional and financial life have disappointed and discouraged you. You feel like all hope is gone and your mind is filled with pessimistic thoughts, but the truth is that the only thing currently missing from your life is faith in yourself and your abilities. It all depends on you and how you will choose to handle things. Don’t give up; this is a crucial point in your life and, if you show more patience and perseverance, the tide will soon turn in your favour. The Strength card reversed is encouraging you to focus more on yourself and to work on your self-esteem. Things will soon change for the better…
Do people think you are “too serious” at times? If you hear this too often, the natural reaction would be to take it as criticism – after all, you are only trying to understand yourself and others. Other people might actually be picking up on your dedicated nature to help the needy, to work for a cause. In order to integrate your inner nature with outside events, look into group activities such as “Walking for a Cure” or other athletic events which benefit a cause.