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Pithy Tarot meanings — The Devil

December 14, 2012

Demons (Devil) -- Tarot of the MajorsThe Devil:
Consider all the famous phrases and proverbs that incorporate the word “Devil” (along with variations on it and associated terms, such as Demons). Here are a few. Choose the ones that you may want to associate with this card.

The Devil made me do it.

Devil’s advocate

Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.

The Devil is in the details.

Give the devil his due (We should admit the good qualities of even a bad or undeserving person.) [Ref: William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I]

“It’s important to face down your demons.” — Stephan Jenkins

“The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second-rate.” — Agnes de Mille

Note: To see a similar post dealing with the word “Hell” see my entry about this card from a few weeks ago.

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