Italian Sibilla Meanings for Divination
11 di Picche – Il Nemico
Keywords: betrayal, danger, enemy, rival, anger, hostility, false friend
In La Vera Sibilla a cloaked figure skulks in the shadows. In his left hand he holds a snake. The left hand is a symbol of sinister intentions, and the Snake symbolizes danger and betrayal. The caption under the title (Lavora contro di voi) can be translated as “someone working against you.”
In Sibilla della Zingara a man ducks behind a tree to hide from his unsuspecting prey who can be seen approaching from the end of the lonely street.
In The Parlour Sibyl a cloaked figure holding a cudgel is hidden behind a wall awaiting an unsuspecting passerby. In the French Sibylle Ennemi is the 6 di Fiori (Clubs), but the symbolism is the same.
How to Read Il Nemico:
This card represents an external enemy, someone who does not have your best interests at heart. Il Nemico can represent an actual enemy or rival in your life. In a more general sense, the card can denote anger, hostility, hatred, danger, deception, trickery, dishonesty, etc.
Il Nemico can be a warning of betrayal. Someone you consider to be a friend may be secretly plotting against you.
Il Nemico may denote an ambush or a trap. This card can represent someone who feels slighted by you in some way, and is feeling angry and vengeful. This card can denote someone who is trying to deceive you.
This card represents a conflict that must be resolved. It can represent a block or obstacle to your plans. Sometimes Il Nemico will represent an internal enemy and indicate self-sabotage. It can be a warning that you are your own worst enemy.
Il Nemico + Prigione can denote substance abuse or drug addiction.
Il Nemico + Mercante can indicate double-dealing in business, or a hostile work environment.
Il Nemico + Messaggiere can denote spying or betraying secrets
Il Nemico + L’Amante can reveal a cheating spouse or lover.
If you use L’Amante to represent the consultant, it can show that the querent is his or her own worst enemy.
When this card appears in a spread beware of hidden dangers, and you are advised to be on guard.
In the reversed position Il Nemico indicates the end of hostilities, or an obstacle is removed. This card reversed can also denote a minor deception such as a prank or practical joke. It can denote a close call such as recognizing a danger before any harm is done. This card can also indicate getting even with someone.