Celtic Cross Tarot
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Date Published - 2013-11-30 Author - Kristal Bailey

Celtic Cross Tarot

PredictionTarot - Celtic-Cross-LayoutWhen conducting a tarot card reading the cards are first shuffled, then cut and then the tarot reader will lay the cards out in a specific pattern called a spread. There are many different spreads used, some being very common and some being unique to a particular tarot reader.

One of the most commonly used spreads is called the Celtic cross and it is also one of the most complex to interpret. The Celtic cross requires a deep understanding of the tarot itself to derive the deeper meanings of both the position of the cards themselves and the inter-relationship between cards across these positions.

The Celtic cross spread is produced by laying card 1 in the middle to the table. Card 2 is then placed on top of card 1. Card 3 is placed immediately to the left of card 1 and 2 and card 4 immediately to the right of card 1 and card 2. Card

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Next place the following four cards, card 7, card 8, card 9 and card 10 in a column to the right of the cross with card 7 nearest you and card 10 furthest away from you. All cards are placed face up but do not turn them if they are reversed (picture is upside down). 5 is placed above card 1 and 2 and card 6 is placed below card 1 and card 2.

The position of each card has a meaning:

Card 1: The present. This card represents what is happening to the subject at the present time. It also reflects the subject's state of mind and how they may be perceiving the situation.

Card 2: The challenge. This card represents the immediate challenge or problem facing the subject. This is the one thing that, if resolved, would make life a lot easier. Even if you draw a 'positive' card in this position, consider it carefully as it will still represent a challenge.

Card 3: The past. This card represents the events that have lead up to the present situation and may provide some indication of how the challenge came about.

Card 4: The future. This card represents what is likely to occur within the next few weeks or even months. This is not the final outcome, simply the next step on the journey.

Card 5: Above. This card reflects the subject's goal, aspiration or best outcome with regards to the situation. It is what the subject is working towards consciously as they attempt to resolve the issue.

Card 6: Below. This card reflects that which is within the subconscious realm of the subject and delves much deeper into the core foundation of the situation. It symbolises the underlying feelings and trends associated with the situation and can indicate what is truly driving the subject. This card may bring a surprise message to the subject, particularly if they are not deeply connected to their inner being (watch out for reversed cards here which are likely to indicate that this is an 'unknown' to the subject).

Card 7: Advice. The advice card takes into account all that is happening within the subject's life and presents a recommendation for what approach can be taken to address the current challenges.

Card 8: External influences. This card highlights the people, energies or events which will affect the outcome of the question and are beyond the subject's control.

Card 9: Hopes and/or fears. This is perhaps one of the most difficult positions to interpret. Keep in mind that hopes and fears are closely intertwined, therefore that which we hope for may also be that which we fear, and so may fail to happen. Sometimes it is useful to draw a second card for clarification after the reading has been laid and to read the two together.

Card 10: Outcome. This card is representative of where the situation is headed and if/how the issue will be resolved. It assumes the outcome based on the subject continuing their current course of action. Of course, if the outcome card is not a desirable outcome, it is within the free will of the subject to make the necessary changes to their situation.

Date Published - 2013-11-30 Author - Kristal Bailey


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