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.
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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.
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.
Knight Of Pentacles
The Knight of Pentacles, usually brings a message of a male figure coming into your life. This male is usually very handy and the type of person to assist you with problems.
As a partner, this can be a great man who is willing to carry the extra weight a partnership can bring, while helping with day to day tasks that are outside of your circle of influence/control.
In business, this also brings good news of a superior, or larger business, helping you towards your goals. The card also brings with it the message of trust and that the Knight can be trusted.
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.
Nine Of Wands
There is a message here to not take any drastic or decisive action too quickly.
You need to be on your defenses and evaluate everything in your current plans before making a big move.
It is a reminder that with patience, comes reward, and that you have progressed much further than you think.
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.
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.
This card brings a lesson of balance. This card being closely related to the Zodiac sign, Sagittarius, also brings hints of harmony in your life.
The Sagittarius sign is associated with deep thought and philosophy, which with proper use, can produce harmony .
The appearance of this card is often a warning to take a step back and not to move too quickly on something. You can consider the card to bring a lesson of moderation with it.
This can mean anything that you have been doing in excess, from substance abuse to smothering someone with too much attention.
As the card displays, the water moving between the cups can mean that travel is either happening now or in the near future. You can also expect some foreign communication/connection.
Ace Of Swords
When the Ace of Swords graces you with its appearance, it often means there is an arrival of a new and powerful beginning to something in your life.
It usually concerns you intellect and thought processes, have you launched something new recently?
The Ace of Swords also contains a message of truth and clarity.
More often than not, it means that you can now see the light on an important matter, or that this matter has been resolved.
This card brings with it the power of the sword, ready to arm you with blessings and benefits going forward.
Wheel Of Fortune
There is an optimistic message when this card is drawn.
The Wheel Of Fortune card is related to Jupiter, and its magic. Good luck is coming your way and brings with it good fortunes.
Being a very karmic card, in that it is a wheel, indicates that good karma is coming back to you.
The card also wants you to know that you do not need to do anything different or in addition to your current efforts, as the good fortune is already deserved.
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.
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.
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