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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Eight Of Swords

The Eight Of Swords can be a sign of bad luck. The cards image shows a blindfolded and restrained woman standing in front of several swords that have been driven into the ground.

The message that is usually gleaned from this card is that you have obstacles in your path. The blindfold can symbolize that you may be blind to what the true obstacles really are and the depicted restraints can mean that there is not much you can do about them.

The sword closest to the woman is a message meaning that regardless of the situation, you need to stand your ground as you still have the truth close to you.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Page Of Cups

The Page Of Cups is a very welcome card to receive in a reading, as it usually means you are about to, or are currently receiving lovely news that will bring about a lot of joy and a feeling of calm.

An optimistic message here that in love, can mean an engagement, or amends where there has been darkness.

When this card is drawn in a reading related to business, it can indicate that wonderful news regarding your career or business is blossoming.

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

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.

Four Of Pentacles

You are likely to be holding onto something when the Four of Pentacles turns up.

Usually due to the fear of letting go, you are holding on to something unnecessarily.

This card is a reminder to analyze your current situation and identify what and more importantly, why you are so scared of losing something specific.

The message is that you don’t have anything to worry about, and that you may be creating fear for no reason.

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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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