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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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.

Nine Of Swords

The Nine of Swords is a reminder that you can’t always have your cake and eat it too.

You are likely to face some internal stresses and emotional situations today, and it is important to be able to recognize the reason behind them, for they are not worth the sorrow such stresses can bring.

This card also warns of poor health or habits, mainly due to the unnecessary stress you are letting into your world.

Page Of Wands

Page cards often bring an energetic and sudden message.

Being a wand card also, means that something new and exciting is likely to unfold, taking you by surprise.

In love, it can mean a new relationship, or a significant development in one. In business, you are likely to be met with a sudden, yet exciting and positive experience.

This card also brings with it, a warm feeling of positive energy.

Ten Of Wands

When you see the Ten of Wands, it can often mean you have many a burden in your life and you may be overwhelmed with everything that is going on.

There is a sense of urgency all of the time, and it might be getting you down. Many of these burdens are often personal emotions that you are having problems handling.

Being a “Ten” card, you can be certain that these burdens will soon subside and you will come out of the other side, shining.

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

Queen Of Cups

The Queen of Cups is associated with love and compassion.

All those around her, and those who have this card drawn, are graced with the joy she brings.

Any love or compassion that you give or receive today, will be of a level much higher than usual, and be true and sincere.

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

Four Of Wands

The number four is a symbol of foundation, and in western cultures, is a strong number of stability.

This card brings the message that there is good news coming, and bright skies ahead. Many times when this card arrives, it is because you have been struggling with something for too long, and that this problem is about to be resolved. This is the magic of the wand!

The number four also has a close association to the home, therefore you may be moving or renovating your home, or have something to do with a loved ones home.

Re-location to a new and better home outside of your current city or country could also be the message here.

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.

More about The Temperance Card

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.

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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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