The Celtic Cross spread is one of the most commonly used but not necessarily an easy one. While this is a general purpose spread, it’s best to have a specific question in mind before you begin.
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Celtic Cross Tarot Positions
Card 1: “This covers you”. This card represents influences and positive forces that accompany you.
Card 2: “This crosses you”. these are obstacles or complications in the situation we are analyzing. What obstacles are in your way?
Card 3: “This crowns you”. An ideal situation or a possible future which has not yet been realised.
Card 4: “This is beneath you”. The subconscious origin of your concern or problem. It’s all about what got you into the position you are in now.
Card 5: “This is behind you”. In other words, your past: the events that have lead up to your present situation.
Card 6: “This is before you”. Where you are going and what awaits you. These possibilities and alternatives may come in the next few weeks or even months. But this is not a final outcome, just the next step.
Card 7: Yourself or your attitude towards the matter. How you feel at this time and gives perspective on the whole spread.
Card 8: Environment and external influences such as the people around you. Be they friends, family, or coworkers, how do they perceive you?
Card 9: Hopes and fears. It shows your hidden emotions, desires, anxieties and thoughts about what you feel is coming.
Card 10: The outcome of the situation, the results of all the previous influences. If you don’t like the card you’re seeing, this may be a sign that you should question your desires. Depending on the case, it can be understood as a position of advice or what to expect in the long-term.