Celtic Cross Spread
Welcome to Lotus Tarot’s Free Celtic Cross Spread. Below are ten cards that have been drawn for you, feel free to shuffle these if you like. The cards are listed in ten positions which are explained in further on how to interpret the Celtic Cross Spread.
For the sake of those on mobile and tablet devices, we have laid out the cards in a two to a line format. Your cards are numbered as shown in the image here, from 1 through to 10.
Your Spread Layout VS The Celtic Cross Spread
Simply match up your cards to the positions and find the positions descriptions below.
How To Use This Reader
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Six Of Pentacles
The Six of Pentacles is a great card to receive in a reading and represents a gift.
It especially signifies that the gift is something you so desperately need or desire. Perhaps you have felt left out in a relationship, or your finances have been low.
Whatever your strong feelings of desire or need are, you can be sure you will be rewarded with them.
Three Of Wands
There is a sense of great optimism when the Three of Wands turns up in a reading. Being an action card, it is a reminder to keep at it, for the prize is just around the corner.
This card also represents promise. Perhaps today you are going to receive or give someone something that was promised, and the moment will be very joyous, bringing all involved parties closer together and tightening their bonds.
There is also a message here to reach out to loved ones who are at a distance, in either location or personal connection, and to inject some fire and energy into that connection. All parties will feel joy and happiness with such contact.
Two Of Cups
This card represents a pair in love and shows the characters celebrating their connection with each other.
Both parties bring true, unconditional love that has no hidden agendas. While this card makes a common appearance in love readings, it can also show when questioning business matters.
Whether or not it is a partner in love or in business, this card represents that your life has, or will shortly have somebody who is an excellent partner to have by your side.
Knight Of Cups
The Knight of Cups is a very welcome card to receive in a reading.
Knights generally bring an important message with them and as this Knight bears a cup, means that you have a gift incoming.
In love you may receive a deep and meaningful gift or message from a loved one, that is very personal and important.
In business, you can expect to receive a great testimonial or news report from a client.
Smile, because Knights don’t show up unless you deserve them!
This is a wonderful card to receive in any reading. It is also very closely related to the Sun Card, however this card is more of a philipshoical one. It also shares close ties with the Wheel Of Fortune card.
This Tarot card displays the four signs of the zodiac in each corner, Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio, and Taurus. These signs represent each of the four pillars that uphold the foundation of a world of completion. It is said that when this card is revealed that a major part or cycle of your life is drawing to a close, however, with that closing, comes a bright, new opening.
Success should be in your life right now, as the woman depicted is celebrating her success. Wherever this card lands in your reading will mean that this area is currently full of success.
The High Priestess
Often, when you think you are a know it all, the High Priestess will turn up in a reading. There is a good chance that somebody is hiding something from you or concealing some information. You don’t know as much as you think you might do about something.
While the High Priestess is a very spiritual card, this appearance is a reminder that you will need to get to the bottom of what is going on, using your own skill and reasoning.
You need to search deep within yourself, to figure out how to best approach the situation, ensuring you uncover the hidden information.
Two Of Swords
The Two of Swords often sends the message that things are not going to happen quickly.
Good things often take time, and time is what you need here. In a world where we are so used to everything happening so quickly, it is sometimes hard to just step back and let things take their course.
This card also represents a crossroad of sorts, and reminds you that even if you are at a crossroad now, to be comfortable in knowing it is all part of the plan and you will indeed make the correct decisions, but to be patient.
Knight Of Wands
The Knight of Wands is a charming character who brings with him a sense of urgency.
As a fire sign, he often rushes straight into things. Is it possible you have rushed into something quickly or been taken by complete surprise?
There is a lesson here, that things that come quickly can also go quickly, and the Knight is known to wander.
In love it would be wise to be careful with your heart, and in business, you should keep a close eye on your finances and secrets.
Eight Of Wands
The Eight Of Wands can promise a brief succession of enlightening events are on their way.
Wands cards are often a symbol of swift activity. As the image shows, the 8 wands are moving downward and they are moving quickly. The new buds on these wands represent growth and abundance, giving indication of fertile nature towards the incoming events, most often related to your dreams and questions you had at the time of this reading.
While this card symbolizes movement, it essentially means that the movement is happening to you, not that you need to make a move. It can mean that travel is coming soon, and most likely will be with somebody special.
It is also referred to as the “Cupid’s Arrow”, and something passionate and exciting is sure to come your way soon.
While the Death card can sound rather scary and ominous, it does not have to be at all. This card is not always a sad card, and indeed, it very rarely means an actual death.
The Death card directly corresponds with the Scorpio zodiac, which is often associated with deep and personal transformations. There is a bright sun in the background of this card, so be sure not to think of this as a “dark card”.
The common message when you come across this card, is often the death of a “way of life”. Some kind of transformation is taking place and you are changing as a person. While many types of change can be uncomfortable, this card shows the death of an old way, with a bright shining sun on the horizon, meaning good things are to come.
This image shows the true layout of a Celtic Cross Spread. As mentioned above, we have laid out your cards in an easy to view format as you are receiving your reading on a mobile device, tablet or computer, and the traditional layout does not suit digital formats.
CARD 1 = PRESENT
CARD 2 = POTENTIAL/CHALLENGES
CARD 3 = CAUSE/FOCUS
CARD 4 = PAST
CARD 5 = ATTITUDES & BELIEFS/STRENGTHS
CARD 6 = NEAR FUTURE
CARD 7 = APPROACH (SUGGESTION)
CARD 8 = WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW (OUTSIDE INFLUENCE)
CARD 9 = HOPES/FEARS
CARD 10 = OUTCOME/FUTURE
The Celtic Cross spread is the oldest known and without a doubt, the most popular pattern for Tarot readings. It is said that the survival of this spread is due to the energy from the amount of people who use this particular spread daily, and the decades of use throughout the world.
It is divided into two sections, namely the “Circle/Cross” on the left side, made up of two crosses – a central one (two cards) nested within a larger cross (six cards), and the Staff on the right side, as shown in the above diagram. The “Circle/Cross” stems from the Celtic cross which can be found throughout the country of Ireland. It symbolizes the unity of all events.
The feminine energy of the Circular section works together with the masculine energy of the Staff section.