The difference between a comedy and a tragedy is that in a comedy the characters figure out reality in time to do something about it.
--Bennett W. Goodspeed
The Universal Principle of mirth combined with stability. This card in the deck has gone through a transformation within itself . Greek Mythology described the half goat half man as Pan the Sensual god of Merriment which also latter became the god Bacchus of merriment and wine. In Egyptian mythology, this was Ra, a sun deity symbol of Life Force and Energy. During the middle ages, the inquisitional backlash to the panistic cults caused the Devil image to be created. The Devil spelled backwards is Lived, and shows the obvious reason for this backlash-propaganda against "living-it-up" which was considered hedonism. We must now consider the body a burden and sensuality improper.
The Devil/Pan archetype represents the need to face whatever "bedevils" us. It reminds us to handle life from a place of humor which gives us the sure footedness of a goat ( Capricorn) and the humor of Pan (the smiling goat). To avoid the ensnarements (the web image of spider like veils) we must hold on to our sense of humor, mirth and stability which centers us when we face real or imagined problems. It's okay to laugh in a traffic jam! Capricorn, the goat, is able and willing to look at internal issues (third eye) and external bedevilments with both eyes wide open and focused straight ahead. The Egyptian Eye of Horus staff represents our vision and intuition that protects us from peer pressure and other peoples reaction to our creative motion. Busy bodies can't hold a candle to self-knowledge---they have none that is why they try to do everyone else! It's okay to laugh at Myna birds, they just mimic intelligence.The male figures and female figures represent the creative power ability to combine male -electric and female- magnetic forces within our natures to create unlimited self possibilities.Mirth allows us to be able to break the bondage of self- definition supplied by culture, society, media, and peers. The Mirthful creator identifies Himself/Herself as you are free to define yourself as you will. This is the Freedom of Choice called I Am. Creation is always about polarities,i.e. the Law of attraction and resonance. The rings of Saturn are seen at the top of the card, as Saturn rules the sign of Capricorn.
When this card is thrown, it reminds us to stop struggling for truth amid seeming contradictions. We must accept the presence of paradox and realize our own truth. Celebrate life, laugh. play, and dance upon the Earth---Why else create a sensual body ? For more information, call Eli @ 253-2341-0129 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgThank you for your interest and may you live long and prosper!