Celtic Cross Spread

Celtic Cross

 

 

Difficulty: Average

This is probably the most common spread. A good basic spread for beginners to use for practice, 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 shows 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 the querent is consciously aware of (thoughts).
  4. Unconscious driving forces the querent may not be aware of (emotions).
  5. The immediate past regarding the current situation.
  6. The first future card indicates the immediate future.
  7. This card represents the querent and their attitude towards cards #1 and #2.
  8. The external influences, the places and people which influence the topic.
  9. This card is the querent’s expectations; what is secretly hoped for or feared.
  10. The second future card shows the longer-term outcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Celtic Cross Reading

The Crown

Eight of Diamonds 
  The Outcome

Ten of Clubs


Hopes and Fears

Three of Hearts


External Forces

Nine of Diamonds


The Querent

Ten of Diamonds

The Recent Past

Jack of Clubs

The Crossing Card

Eight of Spades


The Significator

Eight of Hearts

The Future

King of Diamonds


Foundation card

Nine of Hearts

 

 

 

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

 

 

Eight of Hearts

"Indolence"

Saturn in Pisces

Success abandoned, apathy, misery, transience, instability, a small victory. Sometimes means abandonment of materialistic pursuits in favor of the spiritual.

 

 

 

 

 

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 enegy 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.

 

Eight of Diamonds

"Prudence"

Sun in Virgo

Industriousness, agriculture, building, construction, intelligence in material affairs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Nine of Hearts

"Happiness"

Jupiter in Pisces

A feeling of perfect happiness and well-being.

 

 

 

 

 

The Recent Past represents past events and concerns.

 

Jack of Clubs

Leo

A young man, just, noble, generous, impulsive, humorous, strong.

 

 

 

 

 

The Future depicts that which lies ahead.

 

Eight of Spades

"Interference"

Jupiter in Gemini

Waste of enegy 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.

 

Ten of Diamonds

"Wealth"

Mercury in Virgo

Material prosperity. Completion of material building. Old age.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Nine of Diamonds

"Gain"

Venus in Virgo

Inheritence, increase in wealth, material fortune, accomplishment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Three of Hearts

"Abundance"

Mercury in Cancer

Fulfilment, conclusion, plenty, fertility, hospitality, kindness, creation.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Clubs

"Oppression"

Saturn in Saggitarius

Brute force with no apparent spiritual source. Lies, repression, cruelty, malice. The element of fire in its most destructive form.

 

 

 

 

 

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