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 Comparison For The Celtic Cross Spread

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

  1. Click on the card image to reveal your card
  2. Click the cards image again to read the description
  3. Use “Shuffle Cards” to begin a new reading
  4. Use “Flip All Cards” to overturn all the cards at once

Seven Of Cups

The Seven of Cups often comes to inform you that you are at risk of everything falling down on you. You may be doing or focusing on too much at once, and dreaming too many dreams.

Are all of the dreams and goals you have in front of you now truly worth your while, and are you able to consolidate them?

When you see the Seven of Cups, you need to analyze your goals and intentions with great detail, as some of them could very well just turn out to be illusions that are not worthy of your time.

You need to listen to instinct here, and ensure you are focusing on the correct dreams.

Ace Of Wands

The Ace of Wands is an excellent omen to receive in any tarot reading.

It usually symbolizes new beginnings in your creative or passionate ventures in life.

This new beginning usually happens quickly and is incoming fast, most likely giving you a complete surprise when it comes. The image shows the hand coming from the clouds, meaning that this will come to you naturally and is not a gift you need to search for.

The most common associations are new connections with other souls, a new partner, a vacation/stint overseas, or something new in the creative area of your life.

King Of Wands

The King of Wands is usually associated with an older man, and his assistance in a pressing matter.

He relates to the fire signs, and while young at heart and full of energy, he is very straight and direct in his ways. He exudes wisdom and has arrived to help you.

His appearance can often signify that a gift or luck in finances and wealth are about to cross your path. An excellent card to receive in any Tarot Reading.

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.

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.

Page Of Wands

Page cards often bring an energetic and sudden message.

Being a wand card also, means that something new and exciting is likely to unfold, taking you by surprise.

In love, it can mean a new relationship, or a significant development in one. In business, you are likely to be met with a sudden, yet exciting and positive experience.

This card also brings with it, a warm feeling of positive energy.

The Sun

Today is an excellent day. When the Sun Card shines down on you in a reading there is an optimistic message to be gleaned from its appearance.

Your success is a guarantee when The Sun Card rises from the deck. This success is usually related to an outside event for others to see and admire.

If it has not already happened then you can very shortly expect great successes and achievements.

More about The Sun Card

Page Of Swords

You would be wise to use logic and reasoning over emotion in current decision making.

While there is an element of good news in this card, the Page of Swords reminds you to employ your intellect here and not to let emotions cloud your judgement.

If there are any secrets involved, the Page of Swords will usually uncover and expose them.

Seven Of Wands

You may have already been putting up a huge effort towards your goals, and the Seven Of Wands is a reminder that regardless of the darkness you encounter on your path, to keep your integrity, as success is a sure thing for you.

The character in the image is standing tall and proud, on the top of a hill, indicating that you are the bigger person here, and consider your integrity one of your greatest strengths. It will take you far and towards bright rewards.

In business, this can mean that you are making a bold decision that will throw your opponent off guard, and that there is nothing they can do to fault you.

Page Of Cups

The Page Of Cups is a very welcome card to receive in a reading, as it usually means you are about to, or are currently receiving lovely news that will bring about a lot of joy and a feeling of calm.

An optimistic message here that in love, can mean an engagement, or amends where there has been darkness.

When this card is drawn in a reading related to business, it can indicate that wonderful news regarding your career or business is blossoming.

Shuffle Cards
Flip All Cards

How To Interpret This Spread

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.

How A Celtic Cross Spread is laid out

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

Back to top/reading.

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.

Back to top/reading.

Play Our Other Free Tarot Games

Yes No Tarot

Yes No Oracle

Our very popular Yes No Oracle is our basic fortune telling card that you can use everyday to ask for an answer.

Ask The Genie Game

Ask Genie

An alternative to the Yes No Oracle, The Genie can also give you a yes or no answer. It is a fortune telling card that you can use everyday for a single question where yes or no is enough.

The Tarot Goddess Readings

Tarot Goddess

An alternative to the One Card Tarot, The Tarot Goddess can also give quick readings, so that you can use her often.

One Card Tarot

One Card Tarot

Our One Card Tarot reader is a tool that you can use frequently, and most people use this either daily, on a certain day of the week, monthly or on special occasions such as birthdays.

Love Tarot

3 Card Love Tarot

Our free, 3 Card Love Tarot Readings are available to you, without any obligation or requirement for your personal details.

The 6 Card Tarot Spread

6 Card Tarot

The 6 Card Tarot Spread allows for a medium scale reading. Not too short, and not too long!