From the Robin Wood Tarot

Old habits die hard and the Fool soon learns that balance is a difficult thing to maintain. The Devil, associated with earthy Capricorn, stands for wild behavior and physical gratification. The harder we try to break free of our cravings for sex, food  or drugs for example, the more we feel bound by them. In this card we are reminded of the Lovers, who also represented Choice. This couple feel trapped but in fact they are not. Whether their chains represent denial or excess, they are not chained. The Devil, in the shape of our earthly desires, must be given his due. But he does not demand all. The Choice of how much it is right to give him is the hardest choice of all, but it is one we each must make.

Associated Flower Essences – Billy Goat Plum

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