The devil card represents blindness and misconception. The black
background is the lack of light or understanding. The 2 humans, male
and female are loosely bound to the stone pillar. They could easily
remove their bindings, but stay there by will. The pillar that they are
chained to is half of a square, representing the half truths that
they bind themselves to. The torch that the devil is holding is
pointing down, and the flame is eating at the torch in a wasteful
way, not giving off any light.