Predator: One symbolic interpretation of The Lizard is a situation that is eating you alive. Occasionally it may refer to a person who is chasing you romantically or a rival in love or at work
Darkness: The Lizard can represent depression or worry and often relates to a person close to us. Sometimes it can suggest dark thoughts such as jealousy or revenge. The card can be a sign of worrying unnecessarily.
Camouflage: The Lizard can represent someone hiding their true feelings or a situation where nothing is what it appears to be. It can sometimes suggest someone hiding from or not getting help with depression or anxiety.
Fear: The Lizard can sometimesbe what is called a fear card. This very much depends on how you feel about these animals. If they make you shudder or panic at the thought then look at both reversed and upright meanings.
The Lizard is quite a dark card and can represent a person or situation that is best removed from your life at the first opportunity.. Don’t be tempted to find justification for letting this continue!
Upright Meanings: hopelessness, abuse, cheating, ill temper, ravage, dependency, powerlessness, obsession, disaster, violence, controversy, depression, downfall, unexpected failure, addiction, secrecy, mental health issues, bondage, materialism, sexuality
The Lizard card can signify depression or addiction. It can also be a sign of feeling trapped or restricted. With this major card in your spread you may feel as though outside influences or forces beyond your control are restricting you, leaving you feeling powerless and victimized. However, this is the illusion The Lizard creates. You are in control of your own destiny and are not bound by anything other than your own attitudes and behavior. Don’t give up and don’t give away your power. You don’t have to tolerate negativity, criticism, manipulation or abuse from anyone. There are always options and there is always something positive you can do to improve your situation no matter how hopeless things may seem on the surface. Likewise be mindful of how you are treating others and make sure you are not trying to manipulate or control people in your life either. The Lizard upright in your reading can also indicate obsessive, secretive or impulsive behavior. It can be a sign that you are out of control. The Lizard card is also a signifier of materialism and may show that you have become overly concerned with material things, status or power. These are not things that will make you truly fulfilled as a person so put your energy into the things that will.
Reversed Meanings: revelation, enlightenment, detachment, recovery, overcoming addiction, reclaiming power, freedom, release, divorce, independence
The Lizard reversed can signify that you are becoming aware of the things that have been trapping you and the role you play in allowing them to. It is a great card for anyone battling an addiction or mental illness or engaging in harmful behavior as it indicates that you are starting to see the light and take back control of yourself and your life. You want to be free from these problems and you are starting to get the motivation to change your circumstances. It can also indicate that you are getting a new perspective on issues that you felt powerless to change previously. The changes you want to make may not be easy but they are necessary for you if you want to have a happy life in the future and you are beginning to realize what you have to do. The Lizard card reversed can also indicate a near miss with a negative, harmful or dangerous situation or person. The important message this major card brings is to be grateful that you avoided it, learn from it and move forward. Do not fall back into the old bad or risky behaviors that led you so close to danger. Don’t get cocky and think you are invincible if you managed to dodge the bullet. Appreciate your good fortune, but don’t push it!