Philosopher’s Spread

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

Philosopher’s Spread

On This Day

Nietzsche suffered a psychotic breakdown at age 44. Sending letters to friends, he signed them “Dionysus the Crucified.” Placed into asylums and then into his mother’s care, he lived in a semiconscious state until his death at age 56.

Friedrich Nietzsche, one of the world’s most profound and influential modern philosophers, was awarded his doctorate from the University of Leipzig on this day in 1869.

Summation of Spread

Philosophy is the study of knowledge, reality, and the nature of existence. The High Priestess’s reality is entirely based in her inner realm of knowing and understanding.

Nietzsche questioned reality, the world, and everything we live in and by, believing life’s basic doctrines should be examined no matter the consequence. The Philosopher’s Spread utilizes basic philosophical questions to discover your opinions regarding the nature of existence.

Cast Your Cards

This is an excellent spread to perform with a friend or a small group of people. Each question may be posed as fodder for a group discussion. The card will retain your group’s focus. Taking turns, answer the questions based on the card received.

Cast in the shape of a circle, the symbol of infinity, with the final question posed in the center.

1. Why is there something rather than nothing?

2. Is our universe real?

3. Do we have free will?

4. Does God exist?

5. Is there life after death?

6. Can I really experience something objectively?

7. How do we know what’s right or wrong?

8. What are numbers if you can’t really see them?

9. What is being?