Demon or a restless spirit is in my home... At least I believe so... Yesterday I drew some demon markins, or something like that. Some kind of runes that are used in demon summoning. I didn't do any spell casting, only drew those runes and after and hour or two, I decided to rip the drawings apart. Last night was very peaceful, though I felt uncomfortably restless...
A few hours ago I did some Tarot reading for my friend, and one of the tables cards was the devil. Now I'm afraid, that the card drew demon/demons in my home, because I constantly keep hearing strange noises around the house, as someone would be placing stuff into other places and walking around the house... And as I went to change my pet snake's water to the bathroom, I saw a dark figure just behind the door as I closed it. And while I was there I heard this hissing breathing, like it was just under my ear. Then I went back to my room and placed the snake's water in her terrarium and I started gather magical objects, my sphinx and dragon statues, few Tarot cards (Power, the knight of swords, the Joker, the war carriage, Star and the Sun. These are probably not the proper names, because I don't know the English versions of their names) and placed them in a shape of an arrow right next to bed. I also made a tiny protection charm, a spell bag, and placed it inside my pillow... I hope that's gonna keep the spirit away for awhile, but what about in the long run? I need to get rid of them! My pet snake is also acting a bit strange... She went swimming in her drinking water and she literally has never done that before... She can also feel the spirit...
Please, I am in a shock and I need help! Please, if anyone has any advices I would be thankful!
I hate to say this, but it actually sounds a bit like you're just frightened and overreacting. You said the card was for your friend? The devil card, as I understand, does not always mean devil or demon SPECIFICALLY. Additionally, it wasn't for you. By all means, keep up your wards, they won't hurt anything, but relax yourself, clear your mind, and then after you've calmed yourself, use some means to check the house.
I do tarot, and I have never gotten the devil card to refer to an actual demon. It usually refers to temptation, greed, etc. I think you're just overreacting, but maybe do a cleansing ritual or spell to make yourself more comfortable
I thought that the devil card might draw out the spirits... Maybe it won't. It's true, I probably was overreacting, it was night, there wasn't anyone at home (except me, my snake and my cats). You know what happens to people when they get tired - they go all crazy and claim everything stupid... But the biggest thing why I was scared, was that my snake would drown herself, because she had literally never swam before... But now it's morning, I'm alive and I feel refreshed! So maybe it was nothing but my imagination... But I'm still gonna do some protection spells for myself... They at least make me feel more comfortable.
Re: Demon is haunting me By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 8 Jun 20, 2015
As has been mentioned, the Devil card in Tarot has nothing to do with the Christian Devil or with demons. Here's a description of the meanings of the card:
The card of the Devil represents the hidden forces of negativity that constrain you and that trick you into thinking you are imprisoned by external forces ultimately out of your control. The Devil is an inner force within each of us. He represents our fears, addictions, and other harmful impulses. He is a master of deception and creates the illusion that you are involuntarily bound to him. However, the figures in this card are free to remove the chains from around their necks, indicating that they have freely given the Devil any power he has over them.
When you see the Devil in a reading, ask yourself where you are feeling stuck or restricted in your life. You may be tricked into believing that you are being controlled by external forces when in fact you have created your own chains of imprisonment and powerlessness. A sense of hopelessness can accompany the Devil. You feel despair and have a pessimistic view of life because you feel that so much is outside of your control. You fear the worst, and this means that your fears have a hold over you and prevent you from leading a more fulfilling and optimistic life. What are the addictions or attachments restraining you from experiencing the freedom of the Fool? Are you giving yourself over to the illusion of helplessness and despair? Know that you have the power within to free yourself from the bondage of the Devil.
The Devil often reflects actual addictions and dependencies in your life, such as alcoholism, drug-taking, unhealthy relationships, over-spending and the like. You think you need something and you are willing to go against what you know to be right and true in order to obtain it. You need to break free of these negative patterns of behaviour by acknowledging the hold that they have over you and the negative impact they are having on your life. Often they are behaviours that are immediately gratifying but which cause longer-term damage to your inner fulfilment.
More generally, the Devil indicates that you are becoming obsessed and hell-bent on a particular idea, situation or endeavour. You are over-investing yourself in one area at the expense of other areas of your life. Often, the Devil card represents an over-dependence on material wealth. You may have become so fixated on becoming a millionaire or owning a fancy car that you have forgotten the importance of investing in your relationships or yourself. You have generated a belief that value lies in how much you earn or how much you own. You have created an unhealthy bond with these materialistic desires and you are now being controlled by this bondage. https://www.biddytarot.com/tarot-card-meanings/major-arcana/devil/
The card will not draw either the Devil nor demons to you. It's all about dealing with negative forces that come from within you, not with any sort of outside influences.
Re: Demon is haunting me By: WhiteRav3n / Knowledgeable
Post # 9 Jun 20, 2015
It's very important in the craft to be knowledgeable and confidant in what you are doing for this very reason. You have no idea what you did, you were playing around, you spooked yourself and then did not dispose of the sigils properly. Now you are paranoid and rationalizing everything to signify a disturbance.
Take this as a lesson. Don't play with magick, especially ceremonial magick. Learn all you can before practicing a ritual. I studied two years before I touched high magick. Low magick, although not safer in itself, does not involve other spirits the same way high magick does.