The Devil is a bizarre and often frightening card. It speaks of passions. The kind that chain the human spirit, hurt the soul and even the body. It is above all the card of sex and money.
The Devil is also the card of materialism, power, ambition and wealth. All elements of life that were considered evil when Tarot was first invented.
Still today, this card speaks of the temptations and impulses that bring pain and dependence. It is the card of abuse, emotional suffering, addictions and danger. But it is also a card of high energy (including sexual), instinct, intensity and charisma.
Just like the Tower or the Hanged Man, the Devil’s negative meanings are lessened when drawn reversed.