|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 Renaissance Tarot is a modern deck, with symbolism drawn from the heroic age and rendered in renaissance style. This deck is an excellent choice for exploring questions of passion, mastery, and the inner workings of human reason. If you would like your own copy of the Renaissance Tarot, you can buy it now!
|The card not shown but at the center of the cross, represents the atmosphere surrounding the central issue. Seven of Coins (Assessment), when reversed: Unwise decision. Stagnation.
|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. Temperance, when reversed: Excess. Imbalance. Indulgence. Polarization.
|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 Swords (Ruin): Calamity. The failure of a hero, foretold in prophesy, but brought about by the hero's own choices.
|The card at the bottom of the cross represents the foundation on which the situation is based. Six of Staves (Victory), when reversed: Fear of failure and fear of success.
|The card at the left of the cross represents a passing influence or something to be released. Two of Coins (Change), when reversed: Admirable flexibility. Agility. Expertise.
|The card at the right of the cross represents an approaching influence or something to be embraced. Six of Cups (Pleasure): Regret and nostalgia for a time past or a love lost. Disillusionment.
|The card at the base of the staff represents your role or attitude. Page of Coins: An intelligent and sensible young person. Dependable and practical person who yet hides mysterious corners of himself and hoards secret treasures. An admirer of the patterns of heavens, the makeup of nature, or the language of numbers.
|The card second from the bottom of the staff represents your environment and the people you are interacting with. The Moon, when reversed: Gradual clarity. New hope. Light of dawn.
|The card second from the top of the staff represents your hopes, fears, or an unexpected element that will come into play. Page of Swords: A Passionate young person given to seeking out the heart of the matter, even to the point of spying. Vigilance and quiet intensity.
|The card at the top of the staff represents the ultimate outcome should you continue on this course. Five of Staves (Strife): A project or adventure abandoned or cut short because of the departure or disappearance of a necessary colleague, partner, friend or lieutenant.