Hermit Card Spread
On This Day
The Hermit’s loneliness is not due to fear of the world. He uses solitude in his search for enlightenment. He listens by embracing silence and knows people by first knowing himself. Facts are not enough for the Hermit; he strives to understand and internalize everything before him.
Albert Camus, French philosopher and author of literary classics The Stranger, The Fall, and The Plague, was born on this day in 1913.
Summation of Spread
The Hermit represents solitude, philosophy, and reflection. Seeking a retreat from distractions, he detaches from material objects, seeks a higher spirituality, and arrives at his answers by himself. He is respected as a master.
The intellectual and philosophical answering of one’s innermost questions is a journey that must be embarked upon alone. This process is connected with the Hermit card. The Hermit Card Spread is based on symbolism found within the Hermit 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 Hermit card from your deck. Place it in the center of the spread and cast your cards around it as follows:
1. Cloak: Can I remain still?
2. Staff: What helps me move forward?
3. Lantern: What protects me?
4. Star: What truth do I share?
5. Mountain Top: What challenge have I overcome?
6. Mountain Range: What challenge do I face?
7. Beard: What wisdom do I possess?
8. Age: What does experience illuminate?