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Celtic Cross Layout

 

The Celtic Cross is the most well-known tarot spread and also the largest layout available here, involving ten runes. This layout begins with a pair of crossing runes at the center of the issue, essentially being two significators. When two significators are involved, they may strengthen or oppose each other, which speaks of the nature of the situation. Above and below the initial cross, we have two runes which are symbolic of the intellectual (top) and emotional (bottom) basis of the issue. The Before and After runes show the past and immediate future.

At the right, four runes are laid out, going upward. At the bottom you have a rune representing yourself, and the next rune shows how others may affect the situation. Rune #9 indicates what you may be hoping for, or possibly, what you hope will not happen. Finally at the top is the outcome, meaning the distant or ultimate future.

Layout Positions

  1. This is it (what you asked about)
  2. This crosses it (strengthens or opposes)
  3. This crowns it (higher influences)
  4. It rests upon this (lower influences)
  5. This came before
  6. This comes next
  7. This is you
  8. The external world around you
  9. Your hopes, fears, and secret desires
  10. The result or outcome

 

 

 

Celtic Cross

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Celtic Cross Reading

The Crown

Perthro

The Outcome

Elhaz


Hopes and Desires

Kenaz


External Forces

Wunjo


The Querent

Jera

The Recent Past

Tiwaz

The Crossing Rune

Berkano


The Significator

Ingwaz

The Future

Ehwaz


The Foundation


Ansuz

 

 

The Significator represents you and your current state of being.

 

 

Ingwaz

Ingwaz signifies completion, success, agriculture and fertility. You are firing on all cylinders. You will soon be able to realise your ambitions. Unification, peace, and harmony are in the air.

 

 

 

 

The Crossing Rune denotes that which opposes or influences you.

 

Berkano

The Rune of birth may symbolise a time of great personal insight and development. Naturally this is also a sign of abundance and fertility, so love may very well be in the air.

 

 

 

 

The Crown issues that are significant in the present or may come to pass in the future. This rune foretells future events which you may or may not occur, depending upon how you respond to the present situation.

 

Perthro

This is a lucky time for you. Perthro is sometimes called "Gambler's Rune." It is symbolic of clarity of purpose and ambitious drive. Mysteries will be revealed. Be certain to take advantage of these times.

 

 

 

 

The Foundation addresses the origin of your question.

 

Ansuz

Ansuz represents one's spiritual connection the universe. Some call it the "God Rune," which embodies reason, truth and justice. This may be a sign of your connection to your higher self-strengthening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Recent Past represents past events and concerns.

 

Tiwaz

The Warrior Rune represents pure, masculine power and the ability to fight for what you want and win it. Be careful to mitigate your aggression, as the cost of attaining your goals can outweigh the gains.

 

 

 

 

The Future depicts that which lies ahead.

 

Ehwaz

The "Horse Rune" is a sign of adaptability, transition, movement and travels. You may be closing in on your goals. Most basically, this rune means progress.

 

 

 

 

The Querent represents the asker and their attitude towards the subject of the rune cast.

 

Jera

This rune literally means "year" and stands for the harvest of a good year's labours. It represents a permanent change for the better. Jera denotes fruitful, recurring cycles, and strong fertility.

 

 

 

 

External Forces represents the influence of others in your life as well as trends in your relationships with others.

 

Wunjo

This is a sign of great joy and bliss. It often refers to tremendous satisfaction. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done. This is a symbol of incredible fortune and harmony with others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hopes and Desires stands for the hopes and desires you have for the outcome of your question.

 

Kenaz

A time of incredible clarity of purpose, knowledge, and creativity is coming soon. Pay attention to what people are saying, and you will notice special messages as if you've deciphered a secret code language.

 

 

 

 

The Outcome of your question. Interpret this rune in the context of the entire reading and as an indicator of the path you are currently on, but not bound to.

 

Elhaz

This rune is about the thrill of the hunt. You have the power and stability to support and protect those near you. You have what it takes to maintain what you have built and reach your current goals.