Fighting off a cold. And I am! Not even kidding, and how happy was I to find that definition? (Bill Heidrick) But the cards often pop up like this when they don’t want to be read, or simply have nothing to say, which is fair enough, as I have nothing to ask, but I’ll venture an opinion on this anyway, although a lot of this depends on your own personal demons or someone elses’. In this case, I’d say it’s negativity.
The human on the 7 of Wands or Clubs (Suit of Fire: Aries/Sagittarius/Leo) has had to deal with a lot of negativity or ‘naysaying’ and has probably had to stand up for him or herself – ‘stand their ground’ – a lot of, if not all, their life, probably up until this day.
Let’s say presently that the Devil (A Capricorn) is our own dark side, our own naysayer, our own tendency to think the worst of the world and everyone in it – including ourselves. Think Eeyore, the donkey, who is never happy. Some people are just like that, but not in a cute, cuddly or funny way. Depression isn’t any of those things, and this may be something you or someone close to you has to fight off all their whole lives. You could be Eeyore yourself. I wonder what Eeyore’s birth chart looks like.
Death (a Scorpio) is thankfully in the future position – he should, at #13 of the Major Arcana, usually comes before the Devil who is numbered #15, but not today. We welcome the death of our demons and our own negativity in general. We keep our distance from toxic people and have learned to ‘stave off’ the dark, possibly in the form of an addiction to substances or anything or anyone who only brings us down. But the sun is rising on the death card, and the scythe is aimed as if to behead the Devil, and finally, a white rose blooms, a beautiful symbol of purity, receptivity, and maturity.
Well wasn’t that like coming through hell.
The Devil, though, is always present, isn’t he? Or she.