How to Read The Celtic Cross Tarot Spread

How to Read The Celtic Cross Tarot Spread

There is no right or wrong way to spread the cards. 

Our way to do it:

1- The Present/ The Self. Description of the situation at the moment.

2- The Problem. An impulse from the outside, which can help the cause, something joins it, or maybe interfere.

These two cards describe the alleged side of events, two – its probability and the non-obvious side.

3-Conscious  Level of consciousness. What the questioner already knows (reads), or what he is playing for.

4- Unconscious  Subconscious level. “That which is below,” as in the old days, the murder of fortune-tellers. This is the basis, the whole situation, its nature, and the deep deep conviction of a person in his actions, which is very difficult to shake.

5- The Past  Map of the past. She described what was relatively recent, what exactly caused the question itself, or misfortune for the reasons for the occurrence of this situation.

6-The Future, The first map of the future, shows what is expected of the questioner soon.

7-Your Influence This card personifies the questioner, his attitude to the situation (ie, to cards 1 and 2), or his mood in connection with it.

8- External Influence This card can capture the place where the situation is being played out, or the role of other people in it. When it comes to a matter between two people, this card indicates a partner, a man or a woman.

9- Hopes & Fears The role of this card is often underestimated because it does not contain any forecast. It can give valuable information wildly if we are guessing at an absent person. It shows how a person evaluates the situation, what he hopes for and what he fears.

10- Outcome, The second map of the future describes more distant prospects and indicates where everything is going.

Thus, we read the forecast only for positions 6 and 10. All other cards describe only specific details, the “background” against which the situation associated with a given case is played out.

Interpretation of card indicators

   The best start is at position 5 (past, background) and then move to position 9 (hopes and fears). Thus, you immediately get a general idea of ​​​​the reasons for the question (position 5), and what exactly worries the question (position 9). Next, pay attention to cards 1 and 2, which cause the primary driving impulses, and the first card always shows the initial impulse, the initial one, and the initial one – connected, which can add something to the situation, can stop things, or vice versa, increase it. Then, he pursues what the questioner is aware of (position 3), and what he hides in his subconscious (position 4). Note that this position is critical. What is rooted in the subconscious, no hurricanes will shake. If one negative card is found in this problem, it is bad for the whole spread, even if the rest of the cards are better. After that, find out how the questioner relates to the given one (position 7), what external factors or other people play a role in it (position 8), and only then implement the situation forecasts in positions 6 and 10.

Each card position in a spread carries a particular meaning that helps you interpret the significance of the card falling in that position. The meaning of an individual card in reading will depend on many factors: its position in the spread, the surrounding cards, the nature of the question, and the reader’s intuitive awareness. The art of reading a spread is weaving together a story that links and synthesizes the cards’ meanings with the meanings of their positions in the spread. 

I hope this helps.

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