How To Do A Celtic Cross Tarot Spread

Monahan advises beginning with a card shuffle while pondering the query you want to center the tarot reading around for a Celtic cross spread. You have two options: either keep the subject broad or get more focused with a question. A general query, for instance, may be, “How do I bring more abundance into my life,” while a focused query might be, “Am I going to get this job I’m interviewing for?”

How is a tarot spread set up?

What to Do First:

  • Get out your tarot deck.
  • The cards are in your hand.
  • “Knock or tap the pile of cards numerous times while holding them in your palm to disseminate your energy throughout the deck.
  • Shuffle the cards completely.
  • The cards are divided into three heaps, which are subsequently reassembled into one pile.

What does a Celtic Cross crossing card represent?

It should be noted that there are two possible interpretations for a card that is good but in a negative position, such as this one. A strong card can suggest that the issue is not as bad as the seeker believes it to be. A 9 of Cups would indicate to me that the things the seeker aspires for are not good for them. This is another way in which the card might assume the negative characteristics of that card.

The King of Pentacles, which may be either positive or negative, is the Court Card I drew in this situation. In my opinion, a judge in this situation exhibits a mindset or ideal that the applicant is attempting to attain. The King of Pentacles appeared to me.

“I have the King of Pentacles for this job, which emphasizes that I’m attempting to be the best businessperson possible and clearly generate more money. I do believe that altering my page is a wise commercial decision. It will not only provide me more time to focus on other things, but it will also make it simpler for me to compare and run company advertisements.

It should be noted that even if I didn’t know the topic of the question, I could probably determine from this vantage point that the seeker was really interested in business and/or making money. So for those with hesitant searchers, this spread is excellent!

Card 3: This is what Crowns the Seeker

The ideal outcome that the seeker can typically aspire for is represented by this position. It may also indicate the direction the seeker may be going if no adjustments are made to make things better. Because this position appears to conflict with position 10, seekers frequently become perplexed.

While a 10 of Pentacles is permitted in the Outcome, a 10 of Swords is permitted here. This would indicate to me that the seeker is on the verge of destruction, makes amends, and then is rewarded with the Ten of Pentacles.

The seeker could have the 10 of Pentacles, but because of something they need to change (and don’t), they end up with the 10 of Swords. This would be indicated by a 10 of Swords in the Outcome and a 10 of Pentacles in position 3.

I was dealt a Queen of Pentacles for this position. This is how I would interpret it:

“A Queen of Pentacles is the finest card I can hope for in this scenario. The feminine equivalent of the King, the Queen of Pentacles is kind and well-off. So, I assume that integrating my pages is a smart move.

Card 4: This is what is Below the Seeker

This card stands for the source of whatever uneasiness the seeker may be experiencing. In a nutshell, it underpins the psychological factors that lead a seeker to want to know what will happen in the future rather than accept things as they are. The seeker is in a position that symbolizes an event from their history.

I received judgment for this position:

“Judgment generally makes me think of a calling, the kind of calling where you are called to do what you are supposed to be doing. When I resumed fortune telling, I frequently received this card; before to that, nothing had gone right for me. Many of my work-related anxieties stem from this underlying dread that my current employment will turn out to be unsuitable for me as well. Judgment frequently serves as a reminder that we risk missing out on opportunities if we don’t seize them. I have this overwhelming urge to seize the moment. I have witnessed this happen to people close to me; they went from being highly sought-after readers to yesterday’s news quite rapidly. People’s popularity may wane pretty quickly. Since I can manage and control just one page, I feel as though I should use it as a platform to make my mark on everything.

Some of the claims you will make during your explanation of position 4 may surprise some searchers. This occurs frequently because folks who do not read Tarot find it rather alarming to be able to delve into someone’s concerns and where they originate.

Card 5: What is Behind the Seeker

Because my Significator (Card 0), which should be facing this card, is not, I am reading The Hermit in this position (as in the past) (For the picture below I have removed cards 1 and 2 so that you can see what I mean about where my significator is facing). If such were the case, The Hermit would be read as the future. Please read the section of the article titled “Card 0: The Significator” if you haven’t previously.

In order for you to see which direction my significator is facing on my Celtic Cross, I have deleted cards 1 and 2. The past and future are represented by the following:

What shape does a Celtic Cross take?

One of Ireland’s and Irish culture’s most beloved icons is the Celtic cross. Few symbols are as well-known as the Celtic cross, which represents Christianity in the Celtic world. The Latin cross is essentially what the Celtic cross looks like when it has a halo or circle of light crossing it. This cross, commonly referred to as the Irish cross or the cross of Iona, is a well-known Christian emblem with pagan origins. Before Christianity, the cross with a circle of light first appeared in France and Britain in the medieval ages. Irish missionaries used it from the ninth through the twelfth centuries.

Can I perform a Tarot spread on my own?

To make your own spreads, you don’t need to be an expert tarot reader; in fact, I believe it’s wise to practice making your own spreads at the beginning of your tarot journey.

Making spreads gives you more self-assurance and helps you keep in mind that you are learning tarot your way, not someone else’s. Additionally, it implies that you can always develop a unique strategy for handling all the crazy-assed questions your buddies ask.

How should the tarot cards be arranged?

The primary arcana cards feature images that stand in for a variety of energies, people, virtues, and vices. The fool card is unnumbered, and the other 21 cards are numbered I through XXI. The major arcana tarot cards are listed below in alphabetical order: I the juggler, or magician; II the papess, or female pope; III the empress; IV the emperor; V the pope; VI the lovers; VII the chariot; VIII the justice; IX the hermit; X the wheel of fortune; X the strength, or fortitude; XI the hanged man; XIII the death; XIV the temperance; XV the devil; XVI the lightning-s

Can you read a two-card tarot deck?

These two cards can be interpreted in a plethora of ways, as I mentioned. You can change the reading’s perspective and tailor it to various purposes by subtly changing the position names.

Use any of the following positions, or create your own, to try this spread:

One: Aim; two: Blockage

The first card in this situation is a representation of the goal or intended result. A factor that is preventing this from occurring is the second.

Blockage/Solution: 1.

Your or the customer’s problem is depicted on the first card. The second suggests a course of action, a strategy that might support addressing the obstruction or resolving the issue.

Ideal / Accepting a compromise

The first card indicates what you truly desire, while the second card depicts the current reality, or what you are “settling for.” How could this be?

Situation / Additional information

The first card is a representation of you or your current position. You can get a little more insight into what’s happening from the second card.

1. Questioner; 2. Opponent

Here, the first card is the questioner, and the second card indicates a person or that person’s acts that are preventing them from moving forward or otherwise “getting in the way.”

How should I maintain my Tarot deck?

While rearranging the cards in the tarot deck is a good approach to purify and clear their energy, there are some circumstances in which you might wish to perform a more specialized ritual. If you’re just getting started with tarot, cleaning your deck can be an excellent place to start.

You might want to clean your tarot deck for a variety of reasons, including:

  • beginning with a fresh deck
  • readings for other people
  • You think you need to recharge.
  • Your card readings seem a touch “odd” or “disconnected”
  • Your deck hasn’t been used recently.
  • Your deck has been handled by others
  • You think you’ve been utilizing your deck a lot. A LOT, especially for books with strong emotional content

Why should you cleanse or clear your tarot deck?

Tarot deck cleansing helps keep the energy flowing between you and your deck. Consider it as a little spiritual hygiene to maintain a strong and clear connection. It’s not necessary, but if you have any of the aforementioned symptoms, try a few of the energetic cleansing techniques listed below and note which ones seem to work the best for you.

How often should you cleanse your tarot deck?

This is another way of stating USE YOUR INTUITION: there are no hard and fast laws. Don’t stress if you don’t believe it is necessary for your deck. Alternately, if you like to cleanse them once per week or once per month, that’s great. If it feels appropriate to you, you can even place your favorite crystal on the balcony each night.

If you frequently place crystals on your deck and store it on an altar while not in use, you might not feel the need to cleanse it frequently because this quick ritual will likely be sufficient to keep your deck feeling nice.

There are numerous ways to cleanse your cards, just as there are numerous reasons why you might desire to do so.

Different ways to cleanse your tarot deck

Use holy smoke. Light a dried rosemary, lavender, cedar, sage, or palo santo cleansing wand until it begins to smoke. Hold the smoke a safe distance below the deck while holding the burning herbs in one hand and the deck in the other so that the smoke drifts upward onto the cards. Turn the deck so that the smoke covers it from all angles. Next, safely put your deck to the ground and put out the fire.

On the deck, set a selenite stone (or a black tourmaline or a transparent quartz). It works well to leave it like way for an hour, but I prefer to leave it overnight.

Set them on display during a new moon. The New Moon is energy of a blank slate; you can purify the deck by setting it on a window sill on a new moon night. At this moment, you can also make a brand-new intention for your deck.

Place the cards in a salty dish. A strong and stabilizing cleaner is salt. My preferred choice for a thorough cleansing is this. Allow it to sit anywhere from one to eight hours in a dry area.

Unorderly shuffle. Spread the cards out on the ground, then shuffle them around like a child playing in dirt. This method’s freedom and randomization serve as an excellent reset.

the shuffle and sort. Set up the deck in rows of seven cards across, commencing with the Major Arcana numbers 0 to 22. (see photo above). Next, arrange the cards, Ace through King, one for each suit, as follows: Swords, Pentacles, Cups, and Wands. View the deck in this configuration, then mix everything up (like the chaotic!) and shuffle it thoroughly.