the Daily Tarot Card
for November 13, 2019
How to interpret the Daily Tarot
This tarot card gives insight into the forces, people, events or spiritual states that will have significance today. The relevance of this particular tarot card may reference a general trend for the entire day, or a news event or something specific which occurs at some point within a 24 hour period.
NOTE: All tarot cards selected for Tarot of the Day are always in the upright position and do not use inverted positions. Need an inverted meaning? Check our complete tarot reference.
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The Meaning of "The Devil" Tarot Card
The Symbolism of the Tarot Card:
The Devil, in traditional form, perches on a stone altar. Chained to him loosely are the two Adam and Eve figures from the Lovers card. They now feature horns and tails as they have become subjects of the Devil. Their tails now sport the fruits of the Trees that each stand in front of in the Lovers card - the woman's tail has the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, and the man's tail has the fruit of the Tree of Life. The man seems to be demanding something from the woman, and she in turn is plucking a grape from her tail, presumably to hand it to him. The Devil's hand position recalls the Magician, only this time the wand is pointing down at the earth, signifying that everything is staying on this plane. The creator of the deck also states that the Devil is giving a reverse benediction from that of the Hierophant. He has in his hand the sign of Saturn.The Meaning of the Tarot Card:
The dark imagery of this card can understandably upset even the staunchest of adventurers into the world of the Tarot. However, when we break down the individual symbols rather than looking at the card as a scary whole, one can get a more cohesive picture of what is going on in the card. It is more about self-imposed oppression than anything else. The reversed pentacle that the Devil has on his head signifies that good judgment is being overridden by base desires. In keeping with this theme, the torch that the Devil holds is keeping the fire burning on the Adam figure, ensuring that he is completely governed by his base desires to the exclusion of everything else. This is shown in the fact that he is demanding something from the Eve figure, which she is giving to him freely - a demand wasn't necessary. The Devil has bound Man to him through chains of materialism and illusion - note that the man and woman may slip their bonds at any given time, but they choose not to. They have become too obsessed with earthly existence, and are paying a price for it. An exclusively material existence. A situation that brought joy in the past has turned into a chore and a limitation on the individual in question. While it is most likely to be a relationship, it may be any situation that is keeping the individual from moving on. Being a slave to one's own desires, acting on urges that one should be controlling.
NOTE: The Tarot of the Day card is intended to be read in a general sense and is not meant to address any specific questions. You can think of this card as representing a universal or widely-shared event. A daily tarot card is not the same as a card pulled individually as part of a personal reading.
So what is a daily tarot card?
We sometimes get asked "what the point" of the Daily Tarot is. After all, with our ever popular ZodiacTarot tarotscopes which are far more specific to each individual's zodiac sign, what's the less-specific "daily tarot card" for anyway?
The short answer is: We all live in the same universe. Not 12 different universes. iFate has dozens of other oracles, divination systems, horoscopes and tools for expanding personal insight. All of these tools offer unique and specific guidance. The daily tarot card isn't one of them.
The point of the daily tarot card is to unify our experience around just one important facet of foresight. It's not an Aries, Libra or Capricorn "thing". It's a humans thing. From that perspective, the daily tarot should not be taken as 'personal' guidance per se -- but as a blunt tool for understanding (or predicting) something more general.
A daily tarot card might represent:
- A more general trend.
- A large event.
- An important announcement.
- The significance of some high profile person.
What to look for in a daily tarot card
We would never suggest a 'right way' or a 'wrong way' to interpret the daily tarot card, but we do pay attention to what the cards are telling us:
When minor arcana cards appear in the daily tarot, we look for the message in more mundane, ordinary things. When major arcana cards appear in the daily tarot, they tend to speak to large, "macro" forces at work in our lives or on the world stage.
Likewise, when court cards (Pages, Knights, Queens and Kings) appear in the daily tarot, we look for the significance of a corresponding person in our day.
Needless to say, the Tarot of the Day doesn't replace more direct, user-specific readings. But since we've been pulling daily tarot cards on iFate.com since late 2007, we've always felt they add a framework for every day -- a theme which more often than not becomes apparent as our day progresses. We hope you agree.
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A daily tarot card for your horoscope sign
iFate also draws daily tarot cards for every horoscope sign. Select your sign from the list below to see which tarot card applies to you today.
Unlike the daily tarot card, which sets a more general theme for the day, these tarot cards meld astrology with tarot and seek a shared influence for each zodiac sun-sign.
Choose your zodiac sign: