Meaning and Interpretation of Devil Card in Tarot Reading

Meaning and Interpretation of Devil Card in Tarot Reading

Is the Devil Card Supposed to be evil in a Tarot Reading?

Willingly or unwillingly, we have all heard about the Tarot, from our peers or friends. The most dreaded card however is the Devil Card. No matter whether you are aware of the Tarot or not, this is the card that nobody wants in front of their eyes, not even kids. But is the Devil Card that bad? Or is it just how we interpret it?  Well, we are here, to bust all those myths and figure out the truth. 

What is the fuss about the Devil Card?

The Devil Card is the 15th (XV) card in any Tarot deck. It is one of the most important cards in a deck, well, the most hated card as well. The Devil Card has the devil depicted as the ancient Greco-Roman god, Baphomet or “the Sabbatic Goat '', with a goat head, sitting on his throne wearing a loincloth and watching over a male and female and drinking their blood. The Devil has sharp nails, vampire teeth, bat wings, and an inverted pentagram on his forehead. The humans are chained to him to portray his domination over them and the male and female are naked and have devil horns, portraying them becoming like him.

It represents anger, stubbornness, and domination. It means that you are too involved and entangled with the materialistic world and earthly pleasures. It also represents fear of certain things, or there is something in life that you are fearing, or maybe you are living in bondage, it also means failed relationships and greed for luxury. 

The Upright Devil card denotes anger, bondage, enslavement, domination, fear, stubbornness, greed, and failed relationships. The Reversed Devil card means breaking away from addictions, divorce, breaking away from unhealthy relationships, independence, gaining control, etc. The Element governing this card is Earth and the ruling planet is Saturn.


Tarot readers say that “the Devil card is a shadow of us”, some say “It is bad that is present in all human hearts'', we can't say whether it is good or bad, what we can say is, it depends on how you see and interpret it. If you work hard and are honest, even the Devil can prove to be fruitful for you.


The Devil card denotes our materialistic desires and the dark side of any person. As disheartening as it may sound, it's not that bad at all. It is a negative card, no doubt, but just like humans, not entirely negative. It denotes our deepest and darkest feelings as a human. It shows us our weaknesses and vulnerabilities and showcases the areas in our lives which need some work. If you are someone who got the Devil card in your love reading, don't worry, it does not mean that you won’t ever find love or would be in a relationship with the devil in human form.

If you get the Devil card in a love reading, it means your love life would not be as smooth as you thought. After all, the road to love is never easy.  It denotes how your partner as a person is, how your bond with your partner will be, areas you need to work on, and things both of you should stay away from, to make this relationship work. It can also mean that your partner might have anger issues or might be very stubborn or have bad habits or addictions.

If you are someone who is already in a relationship and you got the devil card, it means your relationship with that person has become stagnant or you might be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. This card is destiny’s way of telling you to break things off for the better.  But don’t just jump into breaking up your relationship, after reading this article, rather both of you should try to work on this relationship.


If you are worried that you got the Devil card in a career reading, it doesn't mean you are doomed to be unsuccessful or will go bankrupt in the end or that Devil is after you to ruin your life.  Please don’t let these myths get the better of you. Getting the Devil card in a career reading may simply mean that you need to change your job or the company you are working for. It can also mean you are stuck at the wrong job or that you deserve better than your current job.

It also means you are under-performing at your work, and the present company you're working for might let you go, it can also mean you might have to face bullying at the workplace. It means money will be a little scarce and you might have to work harder than others for success.