|The Celtic Cross spread is one of the most popular Tarot spreads, providing varied insight into many aspects of a complex situation and your role in it. The Haindl Tarot weaves a tapestry of haunting beauty from the traditions of Native America, the Holy Grail, the I Ching, Kabbalah and the Norse Runes, and is the deck of choice for mystics and those seeking enlightenment. If you would like your own copy of the Haindl Tarot, you can buy it now!
|The card not shown but at the center of the cross, represents the atmosphere surrounding the central issue. Five of Stones (Material Difficulty), when reversed: Movement for the better. Wait. Act cautiously.
|The card visible at the center of the cross represents the obstacle that stands in your way - it may even be something that sounds good but is not actually to your benefit. Three of Swords (Mourning): Oppressive situations. Mourning. Sorrow.
|The card at the top of the cross represents your goal, or the best you can achieve without a dramatic change of priorities. Ten of Cups (Success): Successful development, with some effort required.
|The card at the bottom of the cross represents the foundation on which the situation is based. Six of Wands (Victory), when reversed: Loss of belief. Negative attitude can lead to failure.
|The card at the left of the cross represents a passing influence or something to be released. Six of Swords (Science): Need for objectivity and honesty.
|The card at the right of the cross represents an approaching influence or something to be embraced. Nine of Swords (Cruelty): Cruelty. Feeling like a victim.
|The card at the base of the staff represents your role or attitude. Nine of Wands (Power), when reversed: Weakness. Passivity. Arrogance or misuse of power.
|The card second from the bottom of the staff represents your environment and the people you are interacting with. Seven of Cups (Illusions of Success): Beware of arrogance and complacency. Fantasies.
|The card second from the top of the staff represents your hopes, fears, or an unexpected element that will come into play. Three of Wands (Virtue), when reversed: Being out of harmony with the situation. Difficulty in finding the point of life or in discovering worthy goals.
|The card at the top of the staff represents the ultimate outcome should you continue on this course. The Hermit: Withdrawal from outside interests. Self-reliance. Self-creation. Developing one's personality. Gaining wisdom. Powerful dreams.