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.

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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.

The Hanged Man

While this card shows a sinister image, it generally means the end of an ongoing problem is coming.

This can relate to a bad job, partner, health issue, etc. Perhaps you are holding on to something that is holding you back.

There is a message here to let go of any dead weight, and to stop doing things that do not truly fit into your life goal. Letting go, however, could be painful in the short term, but is better for you in the long run.

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Death

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.

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The Hermit

Do you feel alone or are you in need of some alone time? The Hermit Card is closely associated with the Zodiac sign, Virgo, which is often solitary and enjoys its own company.

The message here might be that things could be getting too much for you, and to take a break to re-balance yourself. It is a great reminder to take the time for reflection.

In love readings, it can also mean that your partner is extremely faithful, and has only you in their heart and mind. This, however, can mean the opposite depending on what other cards you receive, in that you might soon be alone.

Regardless of the situation, there is a lesson to be heeded that time alone is important.

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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.

Four Of Cups

The Four of Cups brings the message that obvious answers are often right under your nose.

The image is of a man looking unhappily at the three cups in front of him and this symbolizes that he is not happy with the way that things are going. Little does he know that the fourth cup is right next to him, being handed to him, yet he is blind to it.

You need to set your expectations correctly, and realize that when you become too stubborn, that you close doors of opportunity.

The answer is likely to be in plain sight, but you are shadowing it with your thoughts and expectations. Relax, back off the defense and see things how they truly are in reality.

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.

Two Of Pentacles

The infinity symbol is clearly visible here, with two pentacles being balanced within it.

In Tarot spreads, two often focuses on another party or things that are coupled. Given the symbol and the number two, this is a very karmic card, which also represents toing and froing in your life.

The cards message is that you must be fair and just in what you are doing, as it will come back to you.

Three Of Swords

The Three Of Swords is most certainly an unwelcome card, often symbolizing heartbreak, or being hurt by somebody close to you.

There can also be a message here that any pain you had from a previous heartbreak, is still hurting you and to let go. There is no point dwelling on the past. It is water under the bridge and you must let go in order to stop being held back.

In business, this can also mean a business deal has gone or will go bad, often with a third party being the root cause.

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.

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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

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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.

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