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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Three of Pentacles

This card often indicates that this is a good time in your career, and this is helped along by others. Pentacle cards usually relate to work and careers.

When you see this card, it can also indicate that one or more of the smaller steps towards a bigger goal have been or are just about to be completed, but that the end goal is still a work in progress.

It can also mean that you may be seeking assistance or require some from a third party.

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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The Tower

The Tower card shows a frightful picture and brings with it some stern messages.

The presence of this card often represents a foundation in your life, crumbling. This can extend from relationships through to physical buildings. While this card can bring dark messages with it, it can also simply be a disruption in your residential life such as moving home or negativity between cohabitants.

While this card is bad news, it also brings a message that it will get better and that towers can always be rebuilt.

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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.

Nine Of Cups

The Nine of Cups brings with it the promise of being content.

It offers the message, that while you may not yet be fully content and in your ideal position, that you are very close to it.

For money and business matters, it usually means that a lot of hard work is about to pay off, and in love, can mean that the effort you have been putting in is about to come to fruition and be reciprocated.

Your bliss is coming!

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.

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.

Queen of Wands

The Queen of Wands is a fearless and blissful card and brings with it a strong message.

All walks of life can come across fear on their path, and you need to overcome fear each and every time to continue forward.

For you, this can mean that you are or will shortly be tempted to back out of something due to fear, but to press on, and overcome that fear, for it is only an illusion.

For somebody else, the Queen may represent an older woman crossing your path, who will give you the confidence and courage that you need.

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.

Temperance

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.

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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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