The sixteenth card given the key of fifteen. The Devil is a difficult card to fully understand and as such it may seem hard to understand fully how the Devil can follow such a shot in the arm to civilisation and the Renaissance Age. The key can be found in the visual images of the card itself. The mark of the devil is the five pointed star with four points up and one point down. The four elements of matter rise while the spirit is lowest. From out of the light of the Renaissance comes the age of reason and rationality. Art and poetry is left behind as science ascends as if a god. Materialism is next to raise its ugly head, replacing spirituality in its importance and money is mans new divine. This is the dawning of the age of industry bringing with it steam engines, mass production printing presses and the first flying machines. The number fifteen is the conjunction of opposite principles and also the number of love through negative aspects.
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