Gypsy Palace Tarot (Nora Huszka, 2013), is rather an interesting take on the Devil: there is no obvious Devil figure in it!
we have four people in front of a cloth held up from its top corners.
The people are all naked or semi-naked. The green person on the left
seems ashamed, trying to hide his or her body. Next is a small, plump,
pink woman with one arm being held up by the green figure, the other
hooked up by a branch or rope. Based on her expression, she's not happy
about it! Next along we have a white woman (literally, rather than
ethnically white) and a red man, who seem to be involved in a passionate
tryst. Though the guy does still have a blue loincloth on, so we're
not talking full-on debauchery.
Overall, despite the missing
namesake, there is a definite Devil vibe to this card. People being
tortured by shame or humiliation (or actual torture), and others in the
throes of lust, entrapped by their own desires. In all cases, except
maybe the pink lady, these people could all just walk away from the
situation, yet they don't. For me, the Devil is about those inner
demons that keep us locked into patterns that we know are unhealthy.
I see my sugar addiction in this card, but I've been doing quite well
on that front, at least at the level of not eating the stuff. Not
thinking, and even dreaming, about it is quite a different matter,
though. As the end of this detox draws into view, I wonder whether I'll
be able to carry any of it into 'ordinary life', or whether I'll go
back to my old patterns. I think part of the question is, can I imagine
life without chocolate, and do I want to? I guess time will tell.
I am grateful to have time to think about my life choices.