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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Nine Of Wands

There is a message here to not take any drastic or decisive action too quickly.

You need to be on your defenses and evaluate everything in your current plans before making a big move.

It is a reminder that with patience, comes reward, and that you have progressed much further than you think.

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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.

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Eight Of Pentacles

The Eight Of Pentacles shows a man hard at work. This card usually identifies with hard work, and that the hard work in this context is being applied to your current situation.

Have you been working very hard towards this goal for some time?

This card is trying to tell you to keep pushing, don’t give up, because you are nearly there.

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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.

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Ten Of Swords

The Ten of Swords is most unwelcome in any reading.

This card brings with it, the message of heavy pain, deceit and complete betrayal.

There could also be a death in your life associated with this card.

The image shows a body with ten swords in it, and the message is that this damage is irreversible and permanent.

With the bad news, comes a message, however, that the pain will subside, and that there is light on the horizon.

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Judgement

The Judgement card has an image of judgement day. The card has a karmic message, in that all things come around full circle.

This cards presence is a reminder that water flows under the bridge and that all will be OK in due time. If you have been investing time, money and/or heart into something, the appearance of this card brings a message that such efforts will soon be rewarded. Having faith and being patient, however, are two essential qualities to nurture here, as while the card brings good news, the payoff can take time.

The Judgment Card can also symbolize a change within you that has been coming for a long time.

More about The Judgement Card

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Two Of Pentacles

The infinity symbol is clearly visible here, with two pentacles being balanced within it.

In Tarot spreads, two often focuses on another party or things that are coupled. Given the symbol and the number two, this is a very karmic card, which also represents toing and froing in your life.

The cards message is that you must be fair and just in what you are doing, as it will come back to 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.

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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.

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The High Priestess

Often, when you think you are a know it all, the High Priestess will turn up in a reading. There is a good chance that somebody is hiding something from you or concealing some information. You don’t know as much as you think you might do about something.

While the High Priestess is a very spiritual card, this appearance is a reminder that you will need to get to the bottom of what is going on, using your own skill and reasoning.

You need to search deep within yourself, to figure out how to best approach the situation, ensuring you uncover the hidden information.

More about The High Priestess

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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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