The Devil is the card of addiction, sexual desire, codependency, and attachment issues.
This card shows two people, a man and a woman, chained to the devil himself. Though it seems like they are being held against their will, look further and you will see that the chains around their neck are quite loose. They have the capability to free themselves if they wish.
The Devil reminds us that while desire is good, taken to an extreme, it becomes deadly. Addictions (whether to drugs, sex, or love) kill loving relationships. Codependency is dangerous, and we must develop our own individuality in a relationship. The Devil also reminds us that the greatest chains are the ones we set upon ourselves. It is up to us if we want to make a change. Our greatest power is within us.
If you are asking about how your ex feels about reconciling with you, and you draw the Devil, it means they are completely obsessed with getting back together with you. Your mutual attraction is extraordinary. However, on the downside, this type of desperate desire can destabilize your relationship and lead to selfish and destructive behavior.
The Devil as reconciliation is a sign of addiction and neediness. This is often associated with dependency and emotionally unhealthy behavioral patterns. This can be harmful to both partners’ individuality and self-esteem over time. You must both be open and honest about your needs and expectations in order to resolve this.
When your ex thinks about reconciliation with you, they are very enthusiastic, but they also know that deep down, there are underlying issues that must be addressed. Despite their strong attraction to you, there are deep conflicts in your relationship that make a serious commitment difficult. Your ex is too reliant on you to meet their emotional and physical needs. You must both give each other the time and space to grow as individuals.
If you’ve recently split up, the Devil indicates that a possible reconciliation is on its way because your ex still has a strong sexual attraction to you. The Devil is the embodiment of lust and the selfish desire for instant gratification. Your ex may have developed an addiction to you. However, if you are looking for a long-term relationship, you must be clear and honest about your intentions and expectations for each other.
If you’ve been in separation for a while, the Devil signifies that a healthy long-term reconciliation is unlikely unless something changes and comes back to harmony because your ex eventually sees your previous relationship as destructive. Your ex was certainly drawn to it, which made your separation complicated. However, your ex also recognizes that returning would cause both pain and pleasure. Although a healthy, long-term reconciliation is very unlikely, it is not impossible.
If the two of you are still considering whether or not you should break up, the Devil implies that effective communication will be more important than ever. Reconciliation is very possible if you are both honest about your needs and expectations. Your partner feels emotionally needy and entangled in your relationship. Perhaps the two of you have natural chemistry. However, your relationship has many red flags. Codependency frequently manifests as a fear of speaking up for one’s own needs and developing an independent self outside of the relationship. You must both learn to fulfill your personal needs outside of your relationship.
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If you are asking about how someone feels about reconciling with you, and you draw the Devil reversed, it means your ex is ready to break free from whatever has been holding them back and come back to you. If they were stuck in negative behavioral patterns, they are now willing to break loose. They are ready to let go of any baggage from the past in order to look forward to a brighter future. The Devil in reverse is an invitation to embrace this positive transformation.
The Devil reversed as reconciliation is a sign of preparedness to leave behind all that is no longer serving you. Ultimately, this is a good thing, because your ex is ready to change their negative patterns. This is a journey that they had to make for themselves, and your current separation helped their growth. This time apart, spent fostering your own independence, was good for the two of you.
When your ex thinks about reconciliation with you, they feel breaking away from negative emotional patterns or addictions that have been impeding a stronger commitment is the best option for now. They are ready to address their issues with codependency and addiction. They are ready for a healthy relationship. Are you at the same place in life?
If you’ve recently split up, the Devil reversed means that a possible reconciliation is awaiting because they are ready to break free from toxic behaviors that have been holding them back from moving forward. Perhaps your ex is ready to let go of their past baggage and embark on a new journey with you. However, if there were signs of codependency early in your relationship, this is a strong indication that you should cut your losses and end things as they are. Starting a relationship on a positive note will always pay off in the long run.
If you’ve been in separation for a while, the Devil reversed means that reconciliation is unlikely unless both of you have done the work to change and be more independent. Because of your time apart, you both grew as individuals, and your ex now feels more in control of their love life than ever before. Your previous relationship was probably obsessive and toxic. You are both no longer bound by the limitations of your previous relationship. However, nothing is impossible if you communicate effectively with one another.
If the two of you are still considering whether or not you should break up, the Devil reversed represents change, whether positive or negative. Strong communication is very essential for reconciliation and realigning your personal needs and values. If you and your partner have recently worked on improving your relationship, it indicates that you are both ready to take it to the next level. However, if your relationship has been plagued by codependency and volatility, this could mean that your partner has decided to end your relationship. In either case, rather than relying solely on your partner, you must lean into yourself and nurture your own growth and independence.
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For relationships and reconciliation, the Devil reveals the darker side of lust and desire. Chemistry can be a great thing, but taken to an extreme, can become an addiction. No matter how tempting, unhealthy behavioral patterns ultimately do not produce the results that we want. The Devil serves as a warning sign, urging us to identify and bring the issues out of the dark and into broad daylight. With honest communication, we can build a solid foundation for the future.
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