Sunday, May 13, 2007

El Diablo

This one planted the question.
Apparently, I am the Devil.
Who knew?
It's interesting that, at The Queer Bar this evening, it was said and seconded that my whiskers - more than a goatee but less than a full beard - made me look like a satyr; that with horns and a pan flute, I'd be the very image. I imagined also those furry pants satyrs always have - and shinny hooves.
I rather liked it.

You are The Devil

Materiality. Material Force. Material temptation; sometimes obsession

The Devil is often a great card for business success; hard work and ambition.

Perhaps the most misunderstood of all the major arcana, the Devil is not really "Satan" at all, but Pan the half-goat nature god and/or Dionysius. These are gods of pleasure and abandon, of wild behavior and unbridled desires. This is a card about ambitions; it is also synonymous with temptation and addiction. On the flip side, however, the card can be a warning to someone who is too restrained, someone who never allows themselves to get passionate or messy or wild - or ambitious. This, too, is a form of enslavement. As a person, the Devil can stand for a man of money or erotic power, aggressive, controlling, or just persuasive. This is not to say a bad man, but certainly a powerful man who is hard to resist. The important thing is to remember that any chain is freely worn. In most cases, you are enslaved only because you allow it.

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