15 Entrapment (Devil)

Entrapment is the Devil in traditional decks. It represents the web that traps one in stagnation and negativity. There is an illusion of powerlessness. The individuals feel incapable of changing their circumstances and unable to make choices to disengage from the situation. This card represents those things that generate fear and hold us in bondage. The feeling may become so strong that it evokes a sense of despair that nothing will ever change. Entrapment may be the result of a pattern of making poor relationship choices, addiction, co-dependency or being cowed by another.

In Tarot of Empowerment a man and woman appear to be trapped by a spider web. However, there is an escape that they can find if they stop blaming others or giving their power away. Each person has the choice to stay entrapped or to leave the web.