Thursday, March 14, 2013
Edmonton Tarot: The Devil (XV)
Interpretation: The Devil card represents bondage and slavery. Some malevolent being, thing or process is controlling the person's life, with disastrous consequences. The Devil can be an outer or inner force. In our society, this card can often represent addiction of some kind which has the person in its remorseless grip.
Image: This monument on the grounds of Edmonton's City Hall memorializes the terrible suffering of the Ukrainian people during the Holodomor. In the early 1930s, Stalin deliberately engineered mass starvation in the Ukraine as an act of terror to force people to abandon their own farms and join the state's collective farms. Millions died during that man-made famine. Its horror is remembered by relatives and survivors in Edmonton, which has the largest Ukrainian-Canadian population in Canada.
[Photo by Debra She Who Seeks]