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 Hearts 
  The Outcome

Two of Diamonds


Hopes and Fears

King of Hearts


External Forces

Six of Hearts


The Querent

Seven of Spades

The Recent Past

Three of Diamonds

The Crossing Card

Ten of Diamonds


The Significator

Queen of Spades

The Future

Five of Clubs


Foundation card

Queen of Hearts

 

 

 

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

 

 

Queen of Spades

Libra

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Ten of Diamonds

"Wealth"

Mercury in Virgo

Material prosperity. Completion of material building. Old age.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Queen of Hearts

Cancer

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

 

 

 

 

 

The Recent Past represents past events and concerns.

 

Three of Diamonds

"Works"

Mars in Capricorn

Construction, business, commerce, employment, material gain, growth.

 

 

 

 

 

The Future depicts that which lies ahead.

 

Ten of Diamonds

"Wealth"

Mercury in Virgo

Material prosperity. Completion of material building. Old age.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Seven of Spades

"Futility"

Moon in Aquarius

Fighting a hopeless battle in vain, with no prospect of victory. Partial success by stalling through lack of energy when victory is achieved.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Six of Hearts

"Pleasure"

Sun in Scorpio

Natural harmony, satisfaction, beginnings of steady increase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

King of Hearts

Pisces

A very sensitive, yet shallow man, who is quick to respond to attraction.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Two of Diamonds

"Change"

Jupiter in Capricorn

Constant change, likely a pleasant change, visit to friends, wandering.

 

 

 

 

 

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