TRAP OF ATTACHMENT
The brighter we burn, the deeper the shade we cast. With Temperance, we learn our moderation and order aids the creative, but what about chaos? What about all our drives we’re supposed to feel bad about? What about shame? We’re on this quest to journey the Tarot, and it’s time to see why we have to have a shadow.
The Devil sits like our High Priestess, but with crossed goat legs showing an over emphasis of root energy. Golden nipples are meant to personify obsession with material and sexual gratification, blocking our access to the true feminine. The Devil wields the Magician’s tools. Inverted, they represent domination for material gain (the tools are all gold facsimiles - exchanging knowledge for ideology) The inverted sword forms a cross, showing the manipulation of religion to oppress thought. The inverted rod is the squandering of nature for influence. The inverted cup is an unhealthy relationship. If we look closely, we see the goats lapping up our vital essence are the Lovers in a parasitic vibe, each chained by a crown around the neck a slave to status. The Inverted pentacle above the third eye represents material obsession. We just shrug our shoulders. This guy is just trying to sell us our own watch, and when we see it, they just let us pass. This teacher scares us, but when we learn to let go of what we think we want, we see past this fear.
XV is the number of the Devil. The connection of the Lovers is mirrored by the prison of attachment(1+5=6)
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