Celtic Cross Spread

celtic cross spread

The Celtic Cross spread is probably the most popular spread in use today. It is intended to shed light on many aspects of the querent’s life. To use this spread, concentrate on a question to put before the cards and then click below.

  1. The Significator represents you and your current state of being.
  2. The Crossing Card denotes that which opposes or influences you.
  3. The Foundation card addresses the origin of your question.
  4. The Recent Past represents past events and concerns.
  5. The Crown addresses issues that are significant in the present or may come to pass in the future. This card foretells future events which you may or may not occur, depending upon how you respond to the present situation.
  6. The Future depicts that which lies ahead.
  7. Emotions card signifies the current state of your emotional self.
  8. External Forces represents the influence of others in your life as well as trends in your relationships with others.
  9. Hopes and Desires stands for the hopes and desires you have for the outcome of your question.
  10. The Outcome is the ultimate outcome of your question. Remember the future is not predetermined. Interpret this card in the context of the entire reading and as an indicator of the path you are currently on, but not bound to it.

6 thoughts on “
Celtic Cross Spread

  1. diana Post author

    We are always learning – we add and subtract what we feel to be “a truth” to our story/journey and create that which is “our personal” belief system. Embracing your journey with LOVE is absolutely the way to go – no matter what Spirit has us learning/teaching/experiencing (it is not all “positive”) and we may not understand – we learn to trust our “inner knowing” and just keep moving forward. Have a blessed day Adt. Diana

  2. Adt

    Absolutely Yes, I’m currently working on fine tuning what things feel and mean to me. As far as the religious aspect as an adult I’ve come to take a little from everything because I find things that fit. After all the story’s just being retold and understood in different visions from different perspectives. Main goal is the embracing the positive creative aspect and doing what I can to embrace it all through loving and learning and just trying to enjoy all this beautiful life

  3. diana Post author

    Adt, as with churches, the bible, metaphysics – anything that people need to hold on to there belief that there must be SOMETHING out there more than just this. You have to remember that they were all revised by man. Each church was set up to fit a specific belief system (which is just fine because anyone that needs that system will find that church). The bible was transcribed by man and then re-written hundreds of times to fit each biblical need. Tarot is no different. Each person who “received the information from spirit” wrote it down as they received it … spirit uses whatever means necessary to assist you in moving along your specific Spiritual path. The key here is to become aware of your “inner knowing” and trust it to guide you to the sources that you need to provide you with the answers and assistance that you will need. I hope this answers your question. Have a blessed day – Diana

  4. AdT

    Newer to tarot but like others here have said, literally changed my life. Growing up midwestern where there’s a church in every corner, I was surprised to find that my true spiritual journey as an adult in the middle of my life would be profoundly broadened by tarot. ( I never thought I’d have this experience at all to be honest) … that being said on to my actual question. Every single website, book, reference I go to have different placements for the Celtic cross. I absolutely love the set up for when I search for meanings in yoru website but why is there such a difference in the cross positions in all these resources?

  5. diana Post author

    Bhadro, I appreciate your question. There are virtually hundreds of ways to “read the cards” in order to get the answers you seek. There is no “right or wrong” way, no “perfect” spread – spirit knows what you seek and will provide the answers no matter how you lay out the cards – just quiet your mind and listen to your voice within.

  6. bhadro

    Thank you for your site and the detailed explanations of individual cards. I have always used the Celtic cross as a spread but the signifier in my way is covered with a card and then crossed with another, thus there are 11 cards in a reading rather than 10. Is this wrong? Cheers Bhadro

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