Take a look at the Hierophant and Devil cards.
Here are the similarities:
There is a central figure in each card with 2 figures (the students on the Hierophant card; man and woman on the Devil card).
I got thinking last night after I had done a Tarot reading for a lovely client about how the 2 students in the Hierophant card are being nurtured and guided with knowledge and are free / not tied to the teacher compared to the man and woman on the Devil card who are chained to the Devil and each other.
Then I thought about how weird it is that even though we could be seen as vulnerable as children, we can be just as vulnerable as adults.
We may be able to choose what we think and do as we grow but at some point whether we like it or not, we have to experience life and develop our own ideas, thoughts, feelings, beliefs, characteristics and behaviours which can ultimately restrain us (or not) which is where the Devil card comes in.
It’s just funny how as children, we can be open to so much and as adults, we become close minded and even judgemental which got me thinking that it may be possible that we are like this because of ignorance, not knowing enough about something and or basing what we think on the things that others have told us or for fear of rocking the boat.
When I think of the 2 central figures of these 2 cards, I think about how we all have had a teacher like the Hierophant at some point in our lives that either created us as a whole person or at least some part of us and that the Devil is an aspect of our own lives that we totally created ourselves.
If you would know, you can ignore nothing.