The Devil is an inner force within each of us. 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. . 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. More generally, the Devil indicates that you are becoming obsessed and hell-bent on a particular idea, situation or endeavour.
The After Tarot shows what might have happened next in each scene in the 78 Rider-Waite cards. The illustrations are an a close reproduction of Pamela Colman-Smith's original artistic style. It's a very creative concept, and a companion deck to the Tarot of the New Vision.