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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  2. Click the cards image again to read the description
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Judgement

The Judgement card has an image of judgement day. The card has a karmic message, in that all things come around full circle.

This cards presence is a reminder that water flows under the bridge and that all will be OK in due time. If you have been investing time, money and/or heart into something, the appearance of this card brings a message that such efforts will soon be rewarded. Having faith and being patient, however, are two essential qualities to nurture here, as while the card brings good news, the payoff can take time.

The Judgment Card can also symbolize a change within you that has been coming for a long time.

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Seven Of Pentacles

You must be working hard towards your desires and future goals for this card to be drawn.

While Pentacles usually represent finances, they can also represent love. They are always a reminder that the seeds you sow will sprout and grow as much as you are watering them.

Too much water, however, is not good, and it is a message that you need to slow down and reflect.

Whatever you leave behind on your break will allow you to understand how precious it is, and be reminded that continuing to put in the effort will reap great rewards.

The Lovers

The lovers card is directly connected to the Zodiac sign, Gemini. It represents harmony and peace. The two lovers in the card mean that there are some choices currently being made. If this card appears in your reading, it is likely that there are some decisions happening or about to take place in a close relationship of yours.

You may also find that this relates to your career for example, where you have been relocated to an area that you love and one that brings you joy and harmony with your surroundings.

Unfortunately, it can also mean that you are torn between your career and your love, being able to only progress one to perfection and having to make the decision to leave the other behind.

The main message in this card, is to follow your heart.

More about The Lovers 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.

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.

King Of Pentacles

The Pentacles cards represent money and the Earth signs. When the King of Pentacles arrives, it can mean that there is an older man about to provide some financial assistance, or at least be a part of it.

It can also mean that an older man is due to enter your life to assist with your success. It could be an older lover, and because this is a Pentacles card, he is likely to have money and offer you security in more ways than just finances.

This card is always a great one to receive in a reading, as it means that stability, wealth and security could be coming your way.

Seven Of Swords

There is a sense of deception in the air when the Seven of Swords is drawn. In love, this can mean that your significant other is being unfaithful, or is not being forthcoming with sensitive or important information.

In business, it can mean that a colleague has done something deceptive and most likely thinks they have gotten away with it. The weight of seven swords, however, is too great to handle and they have it coming to them. The truth will be revealed.

The message here, is to be very wary of deceit around you, even though it will surface for all to see. If you are the one being deceitful, then it is about to bite you.

Ten Of Swords

The Ten of Swords is most unwelcome in any reading.

This card brings with it, the message of heavy pain, deceit and complete betrayal.

There could also be a death in your life associated with this card.

The image shows a body with ten swords in it, and the message is that this damage is irreversible and permanent.

With the bad news, comes a message, however, that the pain will subside, and that there is light on the horizon.

Five Of Pentacles

This cards image symbolizes the cold and dark message it brings with it.

The image depicts a woman poorly dressed, outside in the cold and dark. The card warns of helplessness and being left out. When this card appears in your reading, it can mean you are facing, or about to face a loss, either in love or finance. Those who are abused in relationships will often receive a visit from this card.

Are you perhaps moving somewhere else due to finances? This card can symbolize a move due to an unfortunate event.

There is a sense of depression and feeling down. You should pay close attention to where this card appears in your reading, and prepare accordingly.

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.

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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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