Celtic Cross Tarot Reading

The Celtic Cross is the traditional Tarot layout for answering questions.  It can be used for general readings, showing the general direction of the seeker’s life, trusting the divination to find an important issue that the seeker will understand, or researching the influences regarding and outcome of a situation.

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Card 1:

Present Position
This tarot card reflects your primary and main concerns. This is the environment that you are living in at the moment and your central worries and focuses. This card is you. It represents you and your personality.

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Tarot Card - Strength or Fortitude

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Card 2:

Influence
This tarot card reflects the concern and situation that is soon to come. It will be an unexpected event and may course changes. It will be an issue that you have to deal with and which is blocking your way.

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Tarot Cards - The Five of Cups

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Card 3:

Life Goal
This is the tarot card that shows what your goals are. This will be something that you truly desire and wish for. It will be you greatest dream and the thing that drives you.

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Tarot Card - Transformation

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Card 4:

The Past
This tarot card tells you about the past. About the major events and influences that brought you to where you are today. These events may have helped building your individual personality and is the foundation of who you have become.

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Tarot Cards - The Nine of Swords

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Card 5:

Recent Event
This tarot card shows the recent past. Something that has just happened and has had some influence on your life. This event has most likely just passed or maybe it has not completely ended yet.

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Tarot Card - The Ego

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Card 6:

Future
This tarot card tells you about the nearby future. It will show you what event the future will bring.

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Tarot Cards - The Ace of Wands

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Card 7:

Factors or inner feelings affecting the situation.
Compare this against Card 1 in order to understand underlying forces/trends. If there is conflict between them this tends to indicate that the querent is going in the wrong direction.

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Tarot Cards - The King of Pentacles

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Card 8:

External influences.
People, energies or events which will affect the outcome of the question and are beyond the querent’s control.

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Tarot Cards - The Queen of Wands

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Card 9:

Hopes or fears around the situation.
This may produce a card that confuses us badly. Always bear in mind that hopes and fears are closely intertwined, therefore that which we hope for may also be that which we fear, and so may fail to happen. Sometimes it is useful to draw a second card for clarification after the reading has been laid, and to read the two together.

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Tarot Cards - The Three of Pentacles

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Card 10:

Final outcome.
This is a fairly self explanatory card. However it is worth saying that if the card comes up somewhat ambiguous, once again it may be worth drawing three extra cards to clarify. These should be interpreted through the lens of Card 10. So if the card drawn is the Tower and we draw the Ace of Cups, Princess of Cups and Four of Cups in a reading about a relationship, the Tower would indicate that it is time to move on. The Ace of Cup suggests that a new relationship is promised with better things ahead. The Princess of Cups brings new love (and possibly pregnancy). The Four of Cups shows deep levels of contentment and happiness, and many options for progress.

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Tarot Cards - The Four of Cups

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Important Notice:

Our free online Tarot card readings are to be considered as a guide only. Interpreting the Tarot takes many years of practice; depending upon the way in which the cards fall or are laid out in a spread has great bearing on their individual meaning. The readings and meanings given are for entertainment purposes only.

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