Thursday, October 22, 2009

Intuitive Tuesday on Thursday -- The Devil (reversed)

On Intuitive Tuesdays I select a card and give you my interpretation of it. On Thursday I select one reader's comment and pull an additional card.

I encourage you to read about the additional card I pulled this week and see how it applies to your life. Anything that is brought to one of us is a message for all of us.

This week's Intuitive Tuesday card was the Six of Hearts (Cups). I have pulled an additional card today for Suzi who said:
What a lovely way to begin the day! I have been struggling with airlines and flights to head back to Wisconsin for a sibling meeting to discuss our parents needs to be able to stay in their home. It has been stressful to say the least. I just booked the flights last night and I am setting it all aside knowing that it will all work out for the best.

Today I can relax, enjoy, and remember all the wonders of my childhood and two loving parents making it all possible! And what perfect weather for such a day! The rain is lovely! Thanks Sheri. Once again you have given us the perfect card!!!
The additional card I pulled for you is The Devil (reversed). In its upright position, The Devil can symbolize being stuck, imprisoned by your own thoughts and desires, a narrow materialistic view of life, depression, burden, misery and the need to see things more clearly. It can leave you feeling overpowered, helpless and full of shame. Ick!

In its reversed position, The Devil means that you are moving from this perspective, although some of the feelings of anger, depression and sadness may still linger. This is your opportunity to take control of your thoughts and not slip into the old (self-imposed) trap of being stuck (The Devil).

Suzi, it feels as though you have been wading through the energy of The Devil card for a while...that is, your thoughts may have been keeping you stuck. You mentioned gathering soon with your siblings to talk about what's best for your parents. I get a tight, oppressive energy of worry around you and your siblings. However, I somehow feel the burden has been more on you.

You also indicated releasing the responsibility of carrying this any further when you said, "I am setting it all aside knowing that it will all work out for the best."

THAT is the exact energy of The Devil reversed. The reason it came up for you today is to remind you of the habit YOU have to take it ALL on. The Devil reversed is here to let you know that you do NOT have to do it yourself. There are other people, spirits, angels and guiding forces to help you through this situation and anything else you need, when you simply ask.

And here's the message for all of us...

You don't have to do it all alone. You never do. Even when you look around and no one else is there with you, close your eyes and tune in with your heart. You will FEEL Divine energy and love all around you.

Do this simple exercise to remind yourself of the power of The Devil (reversed).
  1. Go to your sink and turn on the water. Fill the basin up halfway (or less).
  2. Clench your fist as though you hold in your hand the power to control the things that happen in your life. Submerse your fist into the water. Then try to draw out of the sink as much water (energy) as you can with your hand still in a fist. This symbolizes the energy of The Devil, carrying all of the responsibility and the need to control things in your life. How much water (energy) are you able to draw out?
  3. Now open your hand and release the perceived need to grab control. Cup your hand as if asking for help. Submerse your hand into the water. Then try to draw out of the sink as much water (energy) as you can with your hand open and cupped. This symbolizes the energy of The Devil (REVERSED). How much water (energy) are you able to draw out when your hands are open, asking for help?
Remember the energy of today's card, The Devil (reversed) and the symbolism of an open hand when you begin to feel stress and need to release your energy from trying to control and worry about everything. Ask for help -- from other people in your life, angels, spirit guides and The Divine. It's yours for the asking.


suzicremecheeze said...

thank you! thank you! thank you! i will remember this card and the reminder it brings me. i know that i have everything i need and that all is in divine order.

Lori Lavender Luz said...

This is a brilliant metaphor, an easy one to keep in mind when I start controlling and clenching and closing.

Furrow said...

And what if I just splash around and make a big old mess? That's the previous card, isn't it?

Good message, Sheri. I can be a bit of a control freak.

Ailey said...

I like the way these cards pair up. The message, especially the part about trusting the Divine, is my message for sure. Thanks for your interpretation Sherri and for the illustrative exercise. One of those lessons we must learn over and over til the rewiring of our brains and hearts is complete, which i'm guessing is an ongoing task.

Peace and Blessings.