Celtic Cross Spread

Celtic Cross

 

 

Difficulty: Average

This is probably the most well-known tarot spread. A good, basic spread for beginners to practise with, the Celtic Cross is useful for questions of all types. In this spread, it can be helpful to notice the relationships between the pairings of cards #5 & #9, #1 & #2, #3 & #4, and #6 & #10.

  1. The significator epitomizes what the reading deals with, the initial situation.
  2. An added impulse that compounds the significator, which may be either complimentary or contradictory.
  3. This is what is consciously known (thoughts).
  4. Unconscious driving forces that may not be known fully (emotions).
  5. The immediate past regarding the current situation.
  6. The first future card indicates the immediate future.
  7. This card represents the reader and their attitude towards cards #1 and #2.
  8. The external influences, the places and people which influence the topic.
  9. This tarot card suggests expectations; what is secretly hoped for or feared.
  10. The second future card reveals the long-term outcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Celtic Cross Reading

The Crown

Two of Hearts 
  The Outcome

Five of Diamonds


Hopes and Fears

Eight of Clubs


External Forces

Ace of Spades


The Querent

Queen of Spades

The Recent Past

Six of Clubs

The Crossing Card

Five of Spades


The Significator

King of Spades

The Future

Eight of Diamonds


Foundation card

Ace of Clubs

 

 

 

The Significator represents what the main theme of the reading deals with, the initial situation.

 

 

King of Spades

Gemini

An active, skilful, witty, clever, fierce man.

 

 

 

 

 

The Crossing Card denotes an added impulse that compounds the initial card, whether complimentary or contradictory.

 

Five of Spades

'Defeat'

Venus in Aquarius

Weakness, loss, spite, malice, trouble, dishonour, anxiety. A driver of wedges.

 

 

 

 

 

The Crown stands for what the asker is aware of consciously.

 

Two of Hearts

'Love'

Venus in Cancer

Perfect harmony between male and female radiates warmth and ecstasy. Love, union, friendship, warmth, comfort, passion, affinity, intercourse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foundation card reveals unconscious driving forces that the querent may not be aware of.

 

Ace of Clubs

The Root of Fire

Energy, natural force, strength, creation, invention, pioneer spirit, enterprise, source, beginning, birth.

 

 

 

 

 

The Recent Past represents past events and concerns.

 

Six of Clubs

'Victory'

Jupiter in Leo

Triumph after strife. Success and gain, good news, expectations fulfilled.

 

 

 

 

 

The Future depicts that which lies ahead.

 

Five of Spades

'Defeat'

Venus in Aquarius

Weakness, loss, spite, malice, trouble, dishonour, anxiety. A driver of wedges.

 

 

 

 

 

The Querent represents the asker and their attitude towards the subject of the reading.

 

Queen of Spades

Libra

A confident, gracious, just, perceptive, graceful, elegant woman.

 

 

 

 

 

External Forces represents the influence of others in your life as well as trends in your relationships with others.

 

Ace of Spades

The Root of Air

Invoked force, conquest, strength through tribulation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hopes and Fears shows the expectations you have concerning the outcome of your question.

 

Eight of Clubs

'Swiftness'

Mercury in Sagittarius

Action, explosive energy, electricity, fast communication, gain of rapid speed, light, quickness.

 

 

 

 

 

The Outcome of your question. Interpret this card in the context of the entire reading and as an indicator of the path you are currently on, but not necessarily bound to.

 

Five of Diamonds

'Worry'

Mercury in Taurus

Intense strain accompanying a period of inactivity. Anxiety, loss.

 

 

 

 

 

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