This Servant reminds of the restrictions and binds we place upon ourselves.
The Devil card appears when something we believe is blocking us or restricting us. The Devil shows us that we are needlessly restricting ourselves because of some rule we have decided to live by or believe.
When this card appears in a reading it is a reminder to look at what beliefs you have about the situation or problem and see if they are useful or not. The chances are that deep down you don’t really believe the rule to be a good rule, but you follow it out of a sense of duty or because you always have.
We have many rules about how we should behave or act, what is acceptable and what isn’t, and even what we are allowed to enjoy and what we shouldn’t enjoy because “it’s wrong”. The Devil shows us that it is only us that is making these distinctions – there isn’t an ultimate and true morality.
Sometimes we use these rules to make ourselves feel superior to other people but at the same time we are restriction ourselves from true joy and happiness. The Devil suggests that the pride of the former isn’t worth the lack of the latter.
The Devil calls for you to let go of guilt and allow yourself to do or behave the way you want to not the way you feel you should.
The Devil Servant can be used to help break the chains that we bind ourselves with because of our beliefs about what is right and what is wrong. When you come across yourself acting on a belief that you no longer want to be restricted by simple visualise the Sigil pushing the belief away from your body.
Candle offerings can be used to The Devil to ask him for aid in showing you the limiting beliefs you have that are holding you back. These will appear in situations and events in your life, so be sure you are prepared for them to arise.
In Attack Magick, The Devil can be used to bind someone to continue even more deeply in their folly. This always eventually leads to the victim fully learning the lesson and overcoming the restriction or being totally engulfed by it, destroying themselves in the process.