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 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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Nine Of Pentacles
The Nine of Pentacles represents the end of a cycle for you and a successful outcome.
Great finances and/or love are likely to be in your life now, or the very near future.
This card can also bring a message of travel, due to your hard efforts, most likely a vacation. It also symbolizes pregnancy.
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.
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.
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!
Three Of Cups
The Three of Cups is a celebration card. When you see this card, you can generally expect a celebration or special occasion. Many people consider this card to represent a date.
It can also symbolize a wedding or similar occasion. There is a high chance that this occasion will feature at least several women, as this is a very feminine card.
The card also means that good times are ahead and there are causes for celebration going forward, regardless of the situation at hand.
The Emperor Card is closely associated with Aries, which in turn makes the Emperor an excellent leader in your Tarot reading.
As a natural born leader, he commands a level of authority. When this card is drawn, it could be representing a judge, law enforcement officer, superior or somebody in a similar position in your life. The Emperor can also symbolize a father figure. This is because it represents Jupiter, the god of gods.
While the Emperor is of a high ranking and standing, he is a warm character, and is extremely fair and just, that can offer the same love of a father. This is certainly a welcome card and one that you can count on, wherever it appears in your reading.
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.
Ace Of Cups
The Ace of Cups meaning is of inner peace and joy, usually from close friends and family. The five streams pouring out from the cup represent the five main human senses: smell, sight, hearing, touch and taste.
It is a symbol of possibility in the area of intimacy and deep feelings such as compassion and love. It can also mean that a seed of emotional awareness has been planted somewhere in your life whether you know it or not.
This seed can take on any form but most likely will take on the form of an attraction, or a strong feeling of intuition. It can also represent a gift.
Seven Of Wands
You may have already been putting up a huge effort towards your goals, and the Seven Of Wands is a reminder that regardless of the darkness you encounter on your path, to keep your integrity, as success is a sure thing for you.
The character in the image is standing tall and proud, on the top of a hill, indicating that you are the bigger person here, and consider your integrity one of your greatest strengths. It will take you far and towards bright rewards.
In business, this can mean that you are making a bold decision that will throw your opponent off guard, and that there is nothing they can do to fault you.
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.
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.