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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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.

Knight Of Pentacles

The Knight of Pentacles, usually brings a message of a male figure coming into your life. This male is usually very handy and the type of person to assist you with problems.

As a partner, this can be a great man who is willing to carry the extra weight a partnership can bring, while helping with day to day tasks that are outside of your circle of influence/control.

In business, this also brings good news of a superior, or larger business, helping you towards your goals. The card also brings with it the message of trust and that the Knight can be trusted.

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.

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Strength

The Stength card is closely related to the Zodiac Sign, Leo. Leo’s are known as strong, courageous people who have a relentless drive towards their goals.

It is also a reminder to ensure you control your own desires and not to act out too strongly. This card brings the message that you have the beasts of Leo behind you, offering strength and courage, but that you must keep putting your front foot forward.

This can also represent a current or upcoming celebration of a relationships or careers longevity.

More about The Strength Card

Justice

The pillars of justice are both prominent features in this card, along with the woman on the throne and what she symbolizes.

The zodiac sign, Libra, is represented by this card, which is fitting as Libra is the sign of balance and harmony and teaches us to do the right thing in life. Often, when this card is drawn, it indicates some form of a legal matter in your life that involves your decisions.

It can also simply represent information that is critical to your decision making process, or the decision made by somebody else, which involves you. The good news is that the decision is usually in your favor.

More about The Justice Card

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.

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

Eight Of Wands

The Eight Of Wands can promise a brief succession of enlightening events are on their way.

Wands cards are often a symbol of swift activity. As the image shows, the 8 wands are moving downward and they are moving quickly. The new buds on these wands represent growth and abundance, giving indication of fertile nature towards the incoming events, most often related to your dreams and questions you had at the time of this reading.

While this card symbolizes movement, it essentially means that the movement is happening to you, not that you need to make a move. It can mean that travel is coming soon, and most likely will be with somebody special.

It is also referred to as the “Cupid’s Arrow”, and something passionate and exciting is sure to come your way soon.

The Sun

Today is an excellent day. When the Sun Card shines down on you in a reading there is an optimistic message to be gleaned from its appearance.

Your success is a guarantee when The Sun Card rises from the deck. This success is usually related to an outside event for others to see and admire.

If it has not already happened then you can very shortly expect great successes and achievements.

More about The Sun Card

Ace Of Wands

The Ace of Wands is an excellent omen to receive in any tarot reading.

It usually symbolizes new beginnings in your creative or passionate ventures in life.

This new beginning usually happens quickly and is incoming fast, most likely giving you a complete surprise when it comes. The image shows the hand coming from the clouds, meaning that this will come to you naturally and is not a gift you need to search for.

The most common associations are new connections with other souls, a new partner, a vacation/stint overseas, or something new in the creative area of your life.

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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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