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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Eight Of Pentacles

The Eight Of Pentacles shows a man hard at work. This card usually identifies with hard work, and that the hard work in this context is being applied to your current situation.

Have you been working very hard towards this goal for some time?

This card is trying to tell you to keep pushing, don’t give up, because you are nearly there.

The Devil

There is a very spiritual lesson to be learnt here when The Devil card arises from the deck.

The Devil Card is directly associated with the Zodiac sign, Capricorn. Its meaning when drawn is that you could very well have a painful lesson incoming, or be going through one now.

Something is getting in your way and you may not even be aware of it. It would be wise to check up on your health and personal matters, ensuring that everything is in order.

Do you have any unhealthy habits in your life, or are you holding on to unhealthy connections? You need to break these chains in order to progress. They are holding you back.

More about The Devil 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.

Six Of Wands

The 6 of Wands often symbolizes self confidence and the feeling of recognition.

You have or will very shortly, receive some form of public recognition that you can be proud of, for it has been something you have worked on so diligently.

There is also an element of fame associated with this card.

Ten Of Pentacles

Lucky you! This is a great card to have drawn in a Tarot Reading, and almost certainly means yes to a question you have.

Whether it be in love or career, this card brings a very lucky message that you are in for a real treat.

Money, love and career are the three biggest benefactors of this card, and you will certainly be happy with the message this card brings.

Five Of Wands

Also known as the competition card, the Five of Wands can bring an unwelcome message.

In business, it can mean that there is somebody trying to outdo you, and their methods may not be “by the books”.

In love, it can mean that somebody is also trying to compete for your partner, or perhaps you!

While this cards message moves quickly as it is a wand card, you can be sure that this problem will disappear as quickly as it arrives.

A great reminder to not take things for granted, and that there will always be someone else trying to outdo you.

Eight Of Cups

The Eight of Cups is a card of abandonment and can mean pain and sorrow. The image is of a man heading out towards a dark bay during the middle of the night leaving behind his cups of love.

There is a sense of loss when this card appears. Possibly a loss of love, with a feeling so strong that you can almost taste it. This card can make an appearance when you are ending a relationship or close connection with someone, or on the flip-side, are the one being left. It can also mean a special someone maybe leaving you, without your knowledge.

This card is a sure sign of grief, and the representation of a loss, moving on without them/you.

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.

Justice

The pillars of justice are both prominent features in this card, along with the woman on the throne and what she symbolizes.

The zodiac sign, Libra, is represented by this card, which is fitting as Libra is the sign of balance and harmony and teaches us to do the right thing in life. Often, when this card is drawn, it indicates some form of a legal matter in your life that involves your decisions.

It can also simply represent information that is critical to your decision making process, or the decision made by somebody else, which involves you. The good news is that the decision is usually in your favor.

More about The Justice Card

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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