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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Magician

The Magician often appears in readings when you are currently having everything go your way.

He is after all, the creator of destiny. When The Magician appears, it is a reminder that your talents and skills are what will give you sure success.

The Magician also is reminding you that you need to make things happen. If your intuition is telling you to do something, and it’s a strong enough feeling, the Magician will make an appearance. Follow through on what your intuition is telling you.

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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.

Five Of Swords

The Five of Swords shows the end of a battle, resulting in injury and although won, is nothing to celebrate about.

This card is closely associated with drama and hurtful messages given and received during the course of the situation.

Sometimes you may win a battle, but the victory leaves a bad taste in your mouth and was probably not even a battle worth fighting.

The message here is to be true in your endeavors and to pick your battles carefully, for many are not worth the pain they inflict.

The Chariot

The Chariot is telling you that you need to take control of current situation. This card can also indicate that the Zodiac sign, Cancer, is likely to show up soon.

Cancerians are usually successful through hard work and continued efforts. That can also be the message here, that your success is sure, but it will take long, hard work.

Are you considering a more senior position at work or taking on more work? What about study or upskilling?

The Chariot is assuring you of your future success, but reminding you to keep your eyes on the prize and not give up.

More about The Chariot card

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.

More about The Wheel Of Fortune Card

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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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