The Fool and The Devil compared
Both the Fool and the Devil cards are Major Arcana cards. Because Major Arcana cards typically represent significant or philosophical issues — this coupling is typically a significant one. When two Major Arcana cards appear together, it's a sign that there's an important dynamic between two major forces or major life-issues being referenced.
The meanings of the The Fool and The Devil cards
The Fool means
The simplest way to think about the Fool is that it references: Beginnings, a free-spirit, innocence and optimism
Summary meaning of the Fool:
Youthful naivety. Showing optimism. One who rushes in to new things and embraces new ideas very easily. The beginning of a new process or journey. Youthful idealism.
(For a more detailed description of the Fool visit the Fool tarot card meaning page.)
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The Devil means
The simplest way to think about the Devil is that it references: Addiction, temptation, materialism and deception
Summary meaning of the Devil:
Distractions, addictions and temptations. A relationship proves false. Something relied upon, proves to be unstable. Physical pleasure replaces emotional sustenance.
(For a more detailed description of the Devil visit the Devil tarot card meaning page.)
Yes or No meanings of the Fool and the Devil together
The Yes or No meaning of the Fool is "yes", while the Yes or No meaning of the Devil is "no".
The mixed affirmative / negative meaning of this combination makes for an unclear Yes or No interpretation, or a Maybe
NOTE: While there is a general consensus on Yes or No tarot meanings, the truth is there is no universally accepted Yes or No meaning of every tarot card. iFate uses the most generally accepted Yes or No values, but different systems exist which may conflict with this one.
Astrological comparison of The Fool and The Devil tarot cards
According to the Golden Dawn system of connecting tarot cards with astrological correspondences, the Fool is associated with the primary element Air.
The Devil on the other hand, is connected with the zodiac sign Capricorn, and not directly associated with a primary element like the Fool.
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