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  • Writer's pictureCorvo Morrigu

Celtic Cross Tarot reading spread for Beginners

We have all been there when we were first learning tarot. Especially when we are still new and trying to find someone to do a free tarot reading for us. Sometimes we look at Google" online tarot reading" trying to figure it out, and after a while, we know the cards.


Today I am going introduce you to one of the best spreads around and one of the most famous. I am going to teach you how to do a Celtic cross tarot reading.


Now, You might be thinking, "Corvo, why is it called a Celtic cross spread?". Although the true origins are unknown, the first written mentions are Edward Waite, who helped make the Rider Waite tarot deck. The spread is cross shaped and is composed of ten cards. The standard Celtic cross layout has individual places that represent different aspects that tarot readers interpret.


this is an image showing the pattern of the celtic cross spread

Remember that the cards in the Celtic cross spread are tools and you need to pay attention to them in or to gain a favorable outcome. Read the Celtic cross carefully and with an open mind and it is typically best to get a reading done by someone else. This is due to the fact that when we read for ourselves, we go in with bias. If Interested visit my site!


The first Tarot card represents the person asking the question or the situation


The second card represents what is being an obstacle or challenge that is being faced.


The third card represents the conscious influences that are in our lives that are affecting the situation


The Fourth card represents why the reading is being asked subconsciously and gives a deeper insight into what is going on.


The fifth card represents the past and how it is influencing the current situation. Really pay attention here as this can help us understand what might prevent desirable outcomes.


The sixth position card is the near future, think of this as a taste of what is to come. This is not the end all be all but it can give you an idea if you are on the right track.


The seventh represents internal influences and how they might be impacting the progress towards things. Watch out for reverse cards here especially as they can be tell tale signs that you might not be fully honest with yourself.


The eighth position of the Celtic cross represents external influences. These might be people, places, or situations you are placing yourself in that are inhibiting your progress.


The ninth card is the hopes and fears card. This might be really good or bad. This might be what you need to address before you get the outcome you need.


The tenth card is the outcome card of the Celtic cross tarot spread. This is the card that tells you how things will turn out if you listen.


Remember at the end of the day Tarot is a tool and it depends on how you use it.

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