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

Four of Clubs 
  The Outcome

Ten of Spades


Hopes and Fears

Six of Clubs


External Forces

Ace of Clubs


The Querent

Three of Clubs

The Recent Past

Seven of Diamonds

The Crossing Card

Eight of Spades


The Significator

Queen of Hearts

The Future

Seven of Clubs


Foundation card

Ace of Spades

 

 

 

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

 

 

Queen of Hearts

Cancer

A dreamy, imaginative, tranquil, poetic, and extremely receptive woman. Generous, yet not overly hospitable. She is very dependent on the neighbour cards in determining dignification.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Eight of Spades

'Interference'

Jupiter in Gemini

Waste of energy in attention to details at the expense of the big picture. Restriction. Sudden unforeseeable bad luck.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Four of Clubs

'Completion'

Venus in Aries

Solidification of a work. Harmony. Conclusions drawn from previous knowledge. Rest after completion of a work. A goal fulfilled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ace of Spades

The Root of Air

Invoked force, conquest, strength through tribulation.

 

 

 

 

 

The Recent Past represents past events and concerns.

 

Seven of Diamonds

'Failure'

Saturn in Taurus

Sloth, abandoned labour, hopes deceived, promises unfulfilled, disappointment. Great effort producing little gain.

 

 

 

 

 

The Future depicts that which lies ahead.

 

Eight of Spades

'Interference'

Jupiter in Gemini

Waste of energy in attention to details at the expense of the big picture. Restriction. Sudden unforeseeable bad luck.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Three of Clubs

'Virtue'

Sun in Aries

Realisation of hope. Noble cause. Pride and arrogance.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ace of Clubs

The Root of Fire

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Six of Clubs

'Victory'

Jupiter in Leo

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

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Ten of Spades

'Ruin'

Sun in Gemini

Reason divorced from reality, the end of sanity, disaster, failure. Spiritually may mean the end of delusion.

 

 

 

 

 

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