One Card Reading

Use this simple One Card Reading to help you gain a deeper understanding of your emotional and psychological state. Click the card to turn it over. Cards from the Masculine Archetype Deck.

Gathering Add hero's journey card

4. Gathering Aid

The Hero won’t find success alone. He is moving to uncharted territory and needs a guide. The Hero, consciously or unconsciously, will gather the aid he needs for his quest. This can be a mentor, picking up new skills, or assembling a team.

Asking for and accepting guidance is a hard lesson to learn. It’s one of the most critical tasks the Hero will undertake, and it will directly affect the likelihood of success. The Hero should look towards others that have undergone and overcame similar challenges.

This stage can look like finding a mentor at work, working with a therapist, or taking an online course. Think of the different skill sets that might help you achieve your goal, and reach out for help.

Three-Card Spread

This Three-Card Spread can add more dimensions to your card reading. One card points you in the general direction, while three gives you a more detailed map. 

Try one of the following options for the spread:

  • Past / Present / Future  
  • Current situation / Obstacle / Advice  
  • Situation / Action / Outcome  


The Mentor artfully guides others to knowledge. He takes interest and pleasure in helping others realize their potential. Mentors don’t just throw information at a student but create a safe, stimulating place for them to explore.

A sincere Mentor can profoundly affect a child, co-worker, or loved one. He can become a source of wisdom, teaching, and support. The Mentor provides a guiding light as a role model. Giving the student an example of the type of person they can become.

The Mentor must not lecture to prove his expertise or try to use the student to fulfill a goal they could never reach. If in alignment with their highest purpose, the Mentor can gift the world with knowledge that will pass down the ages.

When the Mentor card appears, look at how you are supporting others in their growth. Are you passing your skills on to others? Do you strive to empower the development of your children, community, or friends?


The Diplomat uses his communication skills to resolve conflicts.
He brings a sense of optimism and imagination to find solutions. The Diplomat’s ultimate goal is peace and strives to inspire others with his vision.

The Diplomat has an incredible talent to see multiple perspectives.
He can see the needs of different parties and communicate them to others. His negotiation skills are grounded in fairness, strategy, and compassion. In social situations, the Diplomat is exceptionally calm, collected, and rarely loses his focus.

The Diplomat’s dedication to the greater good can sometimes drive him to self-martyrdom. Sacrificing his own goals and values might get him closer to his dream, but it isn’t sustainable in the long run. The Diplomat should try and balance his personal life with his work helping others.

When working with the Diplomat, consider how you try stepping into the perspective of someone you have a hard time understanding and coming up with mutually beneficial ideas. Ask yourself how you mediate when conflicts arise.

Crossing Threshold hero's journey oracle card

5. Crossing the threshold

The call to adventure has come, the characters are set, and now
it’s the first step into the unknown. When the Hero crosses the threshold,
he has committed to the adventure, and the process of transformation begins. Trust is crucial in this phase.

The threshold can look external, such as losing a job, or internal, like stopping an addictive pattern. Crossing the Threshold is the moment you jumped off the cliff and started running towards it.

After Crossing the Threshold, you can try and turn back, but the forces of change are already in motion. Your old life will never seem the same. This is when you have agreed to face the consequences and deal with the challenges ahead.

When this card appears, look at the moments that have defined a radical change in your life. Or ask yourself: What commitments have you just entered? What commitment to change can you make that will change your life?