The Celtic Cross is the classic, most common Tarot layout used for reading the cards. You can use it to answer a specific question or to get a general sense of your life right now.

Mobile responsive formatting prevents us from publishing a traditional Celtic Cross layout. We have labeled each card with cues for meaning below the card.

Click card titles (below the spread) to learn more about each card

Eight of Wands

Clearing obstacles quickly, Movement, fast-paced change, action, alignment, air travel

REVERSED: Delays, frustration, resisting change, internal alignment

Six of Swords

Transition, change, rite of passage, releasing baggage.

REVERSED: Personal transition, resistance to change, unfinished business


Endings, change, transformation, transition, losing everything

REVERSED: Resistance to change, personal transformation, inner purging

The Sun

Positivity, fun, warmth, success, vitality, abundance, rebirth, inner light, soul joy

REVERSED: problems with Inner child, feeling down, overly optimistic

Eight of Pentacles

Apprenticeship, repetitive tasks, mastery, skill development.

REVERSED: Self-development, perfectionism, misdirected activity.

Ten of Swords

Painful endings, deep wounds, betrayal, loss, crisis

REVERSED: Recovery, regeneration, resisting an inevitable end

The Hermit

Soul-searching, introspection, being alone, inner guidance

REVERSED: Isolation, loneliness, withdrawal

The Star

Hope, Finding Your way, providence,

REVERSED: Feeling lost, Lack of faith, despair, self-trust, disconnection

Page of Swords

New ideas, curiosity, thirst for knowledge, new ways of communicating. Watching without commenting.

REVERSED: Self-expression, all talk and no action, haphazard action, haste

Nine of Pentacles

Abundance, luxury, self-sufficiency, financial independence.

REVERSED: Self-worth, over-investment in work, hustling.

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