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I know how tempting it can be, especially when you’re first starting out, to scrap a Celtic Cross Tarot Spread that doesn’t immediately “make sense.” Sometimes it can also feel disheartening to receive cards that have unfavorable meanings. These courtly figures can take on multiple roles within the reading. In many instances, tarot readers interpret them as actual people in the querent’s life. They could symbolize a friend, a family member, a coworker, or anyone whose influence is pertinent to the situation at hand.
This exploration of the Welsh-Celtic myth of the prophet/poet Taliesin and the witch/goddess Cerridwen takes the reader on a transformative journey. It introduces them to core Celtic philosophy and magic, then embarks on a powerful, experiential foray into one of Wales’ most profound legends. Readers will gain a deep understanding of the myth that is the heart of Celtic mystery and become well-versed in a magical ritual for successfully working with one of Celtica’s most esteemed goddesses: Cerridwen.Now that you understand the fundamentals of the Celtic Cross Tarot Spread, it’s time to explore a standard Celtic Cross layout.
Explore the World major arcana tarot card with this tarot spread. Since the World is the final card of the Fool's Journey, it represents completion... Like the majors, the minor arcana are also re-named and are known as the Story Cards. The changes are more complicated here than with the majors. Each number card takes on a title based on one of the genres of the Celtic storytellers, such as auguries, dialogues, adventures and quests. This does take some time to get used to and fortunately the numbers are also printed on the bottom of the cards. Court cards take on the titles of King, Queen, Warrior and Woman. The four suits have also been re-named as Battle (Swords/Air), Skill (Wands/Fire), Art (Cups/Water) and Knowledge (Disks/Earth). The story cards depict scenes from Celtic stories and myths and do not show the emblems for each suit on the card. Within the companion book a very brief overview of the relevant story or myth is included. In the divinatory and soul-wisdom sections the meaning given seems to be closely aligned with the traditionally understood meaning of the Rider-Waite-Smith tradition. Unfortunately there often seems very little (if any) link between the assigned story and the divinatory meaning given. This becomes difficult as the illustrations on the card relate directly to the story or myth.
Please select six cards from the deck below:
The Circle/Cross shows what is going on in the querent’s life at the time of the reading. This section is made up of two crosses – a central one (Cards 1 and 2) nested within a larger cross (Cards 3 to 6). The smaller cross represents the heart of the matter – what is most central to the querent at the time of the reading. This card reflects the querent’s goal, aspiration or best outcome with regards to the situation. It is what the querent is working towards consciously as they attempt to resolve the issue. Card 6: Below
Use a court card. Each of the suits represent an astrological sign: Wands are Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), Cups are Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces), Swords are Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius), and Pentacles are Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn). Therefore, if you are an Aries woman, the Queen of Wands would be an appropriate choice! Together these six cards give a snapshot of the inner and outer environment at the time of a reading. The Celtic Cross spreads is one of the most commonly used in tarot reading, but it is also one of the hardest Tarot spreads to read correctly! It's famous because of its accuracy and the comprehensive information it provides regarding your question.
Mastering the Celtic Cross: Exploring the Dynamics Between the Tarot Cards
Unconscious - The unconscious reveals what is truly driving this situation; the feelings, the beliefs and the values that perhaps the querent doesn’t even understand yet. Sometimes this card may be a surprise, and can also represent a hidden influence.