Which Tarot Card Represents Your Higher Self? Test

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The Devil

5 0Fool, 4 1Magician, 1 2Priestess, 0 3Empress, 3 4Emperor, 3 5Hierophant, -1 6Lovers, 1 7Chariot, 0 8Strength, 4 9Hermit, -1 10WheelOfFortune, -1 11Justice, 1 12HangedMan, 1 13Death, 4 14Temperance, 9 15Devil, 3 16Tower, 1 17Star, -1 18Moon, 2 19Sun, 1 20Judgement and -1 21World!

The Devil is another of the popularly misunderstood cards of the Tarot, perhaps second only to Death in this category. In our modern world we do not like to think that there is a seed of negativity in everyone, so we assume that anything bad that happens must be the work of some outside Devil, who is to be feared and shunned. But really, people do not do bad things because a force outside them is controlling their actions. They do bad things because the negative part of their own personality is expressing itself. To deny this side of yourself is to give it power over you, and to give it free reign over your life will eventually destroy you.

The symbolic portrayal of the Devil in the Tarot is a clear mockery of two previous Major Arcana, the Lovers and the Hierophant. The former parody is perhaps the more obvious. Where the angel hovers on the Lovers, the Devil stands on his card, cursing the man and woman rather than blessing them. They who were once connected to each other by love are now attached to the Devil by their chains of lust and ignorance. The Devil's hand mimics the gesture of the Hierophant, but perverts it. The true Hierophant offers spiritual wisdom and beckons to us with an open hand. The Devil's gesture hides his true intentions of hurtful wisdom - not really wisdom at all.

It must be stressed again that the Devil is not a force that attacks from without, but a cancer than devours you from within. When the Devil is in power everything turns upside-down; hence, the inverted Pentagram associated with him. When you submit to your inner Devil, you simultaneously submit to every other force in the outside world that would do you harm. You allow others to bind you and control your life. You allow your creative powers to be corrupted and turned against you. But through all of this you are not a victim of anyone but yourself. In fact, in a sense you are not really a victim at all, and certainly not helpless.

The most important lesson the Devil teaches you is that you can free yourself from whatever restrictions are holding you back, at any time you choose to. The chains that bind the figures on the Devil card are loose enough to be thrown off at any time. There is still positive energy within you that you can tap to break free - but only if you can let go of the materialism and that the Devil embodies. In the end, the best way to free yourself of the Devil's bondage is not to submit to it, but to accept it as the shadow that must be cast wherever there is light. Having accepted the shadow, you can look to the light.

When the Devil card appears in a reading it usually shows that you are not in control of your life, sometimes as a result of your own actions, but more often as a byproduct of inaction. This loss of control often leads to loss of hope, and a lack of faith in your own abilities. Sometimes ignorance and materialism are the tools of the Devil, and those traits will be evident if you focus on worldly possessions and power while ignoring the spiritual power you have inside of you. As a result, your creativity and energy can be seriously impaired, and you may not wish to regain control of yourself.

Your own mindset is a critical factor when the Devil card appears. If you think darkness has won, it has. If you are willing to let others exploit and restrain you, then they can and they will. But no one has power over you unless you give it away. If you are willing to release yourself from the chains of ignorance, you can do so, and you can step into the light. Turn all that negative energy into positive energy and see how much you can accomplish when you believe you can. Take a good long look at yourself and try to see what you could not see before. Always remember, that shadow cannot exist without light, and that there is no Devil except the one you create.


Tarot card interpretation by James Rioux, CTM

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • 0Fool Distribution

    They scored 5% on 0Fool, higher than 59% of your peers.

  • 1Magician Distribution

    They scored 4% on 1Magician, higher than 80% of your peers.

  • 2Priestess Distribution

    They scored 1% on 2Priestess, higher than 9% of your peers.

  • 3Empress Distribution

    They scored 0% on 3Empress, higher than 24% of your peers.

  • 4Emperor Distribution

    They scored 3% on 4Emperor, higher than 32% of your peers.

  • 5Hierophant Distribution

    They scored 3% on 5Hierophant, higher than 79% of your peers.

  • 6Lovers Distribution

    They scored -1% on 6Lovers, higher than 33% of your peers.

  • 7Chariot Distribution

    They scored 1% on 7Chariot, higher than 19% of your peers.

  • 8Strength Distribution

    They scored 0% on 8Strength, higher than 12% of your peers.

  • 9Hermit Distribution

    They scored 4% on 9Hermit, higher than 71% of your peers.

  • 10WheelOfFortune Distribution

    They scored -1% on 10WheelOfFortune, higher than 30% of your peers.

  • 11Justice Distribution

    They scored -1% on 11Justice, higher than 17% of your peers.

  • 12HangedMan Distribution

    They scored 1% on 12HangedMan, higher than 24% of your peers.

  • 13Death Distribution

    They scored 1% on 13Death, higher than 25% of your peers.

  • 14Temperance Distribution

    They scored 4% on 14Temperance, higher than 81% of your peers.

  • 15Devil Distribution

    They scored 9% on 15Devil, higher than 98% of your peers.

  • 16Tower Distribution

    They scored 3% on 16Tower, higher than 74% of your peers.

  • 17Star Distribution

    They scored 1% on 17Star, higher than 40% of your peers.

  • 18Moon Distribution

    They scored -1% on 18Moon, higher than 8% of your peers.

  • 19Sun Distribution

    They scored 2% on 19Sun, higher than 34% of your peers.

  • 20Judgement Distribution

    They scored 1% on 20Judgement, higher than 77% of your peers.

  • 21World Distribution

    They scored -1% on 21World, higher than 34% of your peers.

All possible test results

The World

After every obstacle has been faced and surmounted, after every path has been travelled and charted, there remains only the last step to the next level of existence - the World, the final gateway. ... Read more


The card originally known as Judgement Day derives from Christian scripture, but in most religions and cultures there is the concept of spiritual rebirth after the end of the world. This is anothe... Read more

The Sun

The Sun symbolizes many things depending on how you look at it. The ancients saw the sun as the giver of life and light, and almost every polytheistic faith has a Sun God. It brings light and cla... Read more

The Moon

It has been said many times that things are not always as they seem, and in the influence of the Moon this axiom is particularly true. In the moonlight, things that are benevolent during the day c... Read more

The Star

Whenever all hope seems lost, it will reappear to prove that you have really lost nothing, except perhaps your sight of the path to enlightenment. And in the absence of that sight, the Star will l... Read more

The Tower

Sometimes, when accepted and welcomed, divine wisdom and enlightenment flow freely like a calm river. The rest of the time, wisdom is blocked until it rages forth like a tidal wave and crushes any... Read more

The Devil

The Devil is another of the popularly misunderstood cards of the Tarot, perhaps second only to Death in this category. In our modern world we do not like to think that there is a seed of negativit... Read more


After the purging experience of Death, it is necessary to rebuild and improve on that which has been left over. Now that old habits and beliefs are gone forever, new attitudes must be acquired to ... Read more


The image of Death charging across a field on his spectral steed would strike fear into the heart of almost any man. The appearance of the Death card has a similar effect on most people, though it... Read more

The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man is the only Tarot card visibly based on a mythological figure. He is Odin, the Norse god who hung from the World Tree for nine days to earn the knowledge of the Runes. Of all the cu... Read more


Since the Major Arcana do not apply directly to physical life, it must follow that Justice does not apply to the laws made by mankind. True, sometimes the laws of mankind mimic the laws that Justi... Read more

The Wheel of Fortune

The Wheel of Fortune is a type of energy that stands beyond the realm of our understanding and control. Certainly you can experience its effects in life, like you feel the pull of gravity on your ... Read more

The Hermit

When questions about the nature of existence and the purpose of life start eating away at your mind, answers will not be found in the physical world. They can only be found inside of you. You have... Read more


The title of this card is often misleading because most people tend to think of strength as a property of the physical body. But this is not a card of brute force, because none of the Major Arcana... Read more

The Chariot

It is somewhat of a mystery why the Chariot, clearly a card of force and of control, should be of the Water element. But its attribution to Cancer is indeed valid because this card deals heavily w... Read more

The Lovers

The Lovers card is not just about love and sexuality; it has several meanings which are all related to the duality expressed in the image of the card. The image of the two lovers holding hands or i... Read more

The Hierophant

Spirit is the final leg of the triad that has been previously seen in the Empress and Emperor; the archetype of the spiritual world is the Hierophant. This is the card of beliefs, both religious an... Read more

The Emperor

The second leg of the Body-Mind-Spirit triad is the Emperor, representing the power of the mind to shape the world. Such action does not take place at the command of the will, but through the comm... Read more

The Empress

The Empress represents a departure from the dualistic philosophy of the first three Major Arcana, as well as from the strongly spiritual teachings of those three cards. Rather than simple dichotom... Read more

The High Priestess

The High Priestess is arguably the most difficult of the Major Arcana to qualify with words alone, because so much of her power and ability is veiled in mystery that it is difficult for anyone to f... Read more

The Magician

The Magician's number is One, the number of creation and individuality; his power is transformation through the use of his will. In his manipulation of the basic elements into all the substances a... Read more

The Fool

Without the notion of Zero, our system of mathematics becomes meaningless. Similarly, the Fool is an essential part of the Tarot because he is the spark that sets everything else into motion, the d... Read more


I guess you have blocked my psychic abilities! You unbeliever!   Tarot card interpretation by James Rioux, CTM http://tarot.f... Read more

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