The Celtic Cross

What is The Celtic Cross Spread?

As a practitioner of cartomancy and energy work; I believe in individualism. I will explain what the Celtic Cross Spread is, what it means to me, and the method that I employ when doing this reading. If you are familiar with a different way, that’s groovy too. Life is so vast, not one path is the path for all. 

The Celtic Cross is seen in A. E. Waite’s “The Pictorial Key to the Tarot” published in 1910. Mr. Waite claims to have learned about the spread from private individuals throughout England, Scotland and Ireland according to Juliette Wood in her essay “Secret Traditions in the Modern Tarot: Folklore and the Occult Revival.” 

What I certainly know, is that this spread is popular! It has some variations here and there but mostly sticks to the same components. Such as: 

  1. Heart of the Matter.
  2. Cross or Blockage
  3. Root
  4. Recent Past
  5. Attitudes and Beliefs
  6. Future
  7. You
  8. Your Environment
  9. Hopes and Fears
  10. Outcome

10 cards to really see every aspect of a question. Nothing left hidden.

This spread is excellent when you want to know how something started, why it started, what will happen, what you can do and how it will end. In other words, when you want to know everything. 

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Author: mf1986

Writer. Tarot Reader. Comic.

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