Wisdom of Confucius Spread

365 Tarot Spreads: Revealing the Magic in Each Day - Sasha Graham 2014

Wisdom of Confucius Spread

On This Day

Confucius’s students compiled notes of his sayings and doings after his death. Many quotes attributed to him are not direct quotes but analects (collections attributed to Confucius) based on his teachings.

Today Taiwan celebrates the Wisdom of Confucius Day, also known as Teacher’s Day. Ceremonies and dancing begin as early as 6 am, as it is believed qi (chi) energy is strongest when night ends and morning begins. The spirit of Confucius is believed to descend, filling the temples with waves of qi energy, blessing all in attendance.

Summation of Spread

The Hierophant connects to Confucius and any philosopher passing knowledge to those with ears to listen. The word hierophant literally translates to “the one who teaches holy things.”

The Wisdom of Confucius Spread is inspired by famous sayings attributed to the beloved philosopher.

Cast Your Cards

1. “He who knows the answers has not asked all the questions.”

What do I need to know?

2. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work

a day in your life.”

What do I love?

3. “Everything has beauty; not everyone sees it.”

What beauty lies before me?

4. “Life is very simple; it is we who make it complicated.”

How can I streamline life?

5. “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”

How can I accept my perceived shortcomings?

6. “The superior man is modest in speech but

exceeds in actions.”

How can I stop talking and start doing?

7. “Settle one difficulty and keep a hundred at bay.”

What do I need to fix?

8. “Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.”

How do I enjoy my journey?