Hierophant Card Spread
On This Day
In ancient Greece the Hierophant led rites, oversaw worship and sacrifice, and was the interpreter of sacred mysteries and esoteric principles. He was a mystagogue, instructing initiation and religious mystery.
St. Boniface, responsible for converting the historic Pantheon building in Rome from a Pagan god—filled temple of Venus and Mars into a Christian church, began his reign as Pope Boniface IV today in 608.
Summation of Spread
While the High Priestess is the guardian of mysteries, the Hierophant is the popularizer bringing wisdom to the masses. In everyday life he is the guide, teacher, and mentor. Relating both social confirmation and the highest spiritual truths, he can represent both rigidity and tolerance.
Historical tarot decks include a Pope card. The Pope card was later called the Hierophant by esoteric deck makers. The Hierophant Card Spread is based on symbols found in the Hierophant card.
Cast Your Cards
Use this spread to answer any question. Format your question before casting the spread or simply let the cards answer the questions posed. Pull the Hierophant card from your deck, place it in the center of the spread, and cast your cards around it:
1. Hand Gesture: What blessings do I give to others?
2. Triple-Cross Staff: How are my fate, fortune, and destiny connected?
3. Triple Crown: Where does my authority lie?
4. Cloak: What protects me?
5. Dual Keys: What doors does my knowledge unlock?
6. Pillars: What is truth?
7. Double Clerics: Whom can I count on for support?
8. Slippers: What keeps me grounded?