Problem-Solving Spread

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

Problem-Solving Spread

On This Day

At odds with the church’s conviction of an earth-centered universe, Galileo was brought before the Inquisition, charged with heresy, and placed under house arrest in 1633, where he remained until his death.

Galileo Galilei—mathematician, philosopher, physicist, and the father of modern astronomy—was born in Pisa, Italy, on this day in 1564. Galileo led the Scientific Revolution by defending heliocentrism, stating the earth revolves around the sun.

Summation of Spread

The Hierophant, like Galileo, shares knowledge. The Hierophant’s purpose is purveying education, belief systems, studying, and learning. Originally named the Pope, the Hierophant connects to the rigidity of religion and belief systems—ironically, the very belief systems that imprisoned Galileo.

The nature of Galileo’s innate curiosity led to his many inventions and discoveries. Summoning Galileo for inspiration, this spread helps us think creatively to solve any issue we may be grappling with.

Cast Your Cards

The answers and possibilities you seek are as infinite as the universe itself.

1. What do I want to happen?

2. What don’t I want to happen?

3. What’s the worst thing that could happen?

4. What’s the best thing that could happen?

5. How many possible ways can I approach this problem or project?

6. If I had endless resources, how would I solve this problem?

7. If I had all the time in the world, how would I solve this problem?

8. What is the answer I seek?