Vacchetta Tarot (Giovanni Vacchetta 1893): The Devil
Materialism. Ignorance. Stagnation. Bondage. Self-bondage. Selfishness. Lust. Egoism. Obsession. Anxiety. Anger. Hedonism. Passion. Instincts. Sexuality. Temptation. Doubt. Vice. Futility. Physical attraction. Pessimism. Insight. Addiction. Sexuality. Materialism.
The Devil is a symbol of evil and a warning against temptation. It represents self-bondage to an idea or belief that is preventing the subject from growing or being healthy. The Devil represents our bondage to material things, and indicates an obsession or an addiction to fulfilling earthly or base desires. This may manifest as a greed for wealth, as lust, anxiety, anger, hedonism, egotism, obsession, control, or a bondage to fear. If The Devil represents a person, it is important that the questioner understands that the bonds they wear are freely worn.
Reversed Meaning: Detachment. Breaking free. Power reclaimed.
This card can represent a release from bondage, power reclaimed, or a detachment from the material world. It may be a warning to someone who is too restrained and dispassionate that they should allow themselves to loosen up and be wild and ambitious, as restraint can be another form of enslavement.