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 ---- Celtic Cross Spread

   .-------------------------------------------------------.---------------.
   |                                                       | .-----------. |
   |                   The Celtic Cross                    | |    (10)   | |
   |                                                       | | face-down | |
   | .-----------.                                         | |           | |
   | |    (S)    |       .-----------.                     | |           | |
   | |           |       |    (3)    |                     | | This is...| |
   | |Significator       |           |                     | | the final | |
   | |    of     |       | This card |                     | |   result  | |
   | | <subject> |       | Crowns... |                     | |           | |
   | |           |       | <subject> |                     | `-----------' |
   | |           |       |           |                     |               |
   | |           |       |           |                     |               |
   | `-----------'       |           |                     | .-----------. |
   |                     `-----------'                     | |    (9)    | |
   |                 \                                     | | face-down | |
   |                  \                                    | |           | |
   |                   \                                   | | This is...| |
   |                     .------------.                    | |<subject>'s| |
   |                     |    (S)     |                    | |  Hopes/   | |
   |.-----------.        .------------.      .-----------. | |  Fears    | |
   ||    (6)    |        |    (1)     |      |    (5)    | | |           | |
   ||           |    .---+------------+--.   |           | | `-----------' |
   || This is   |    |        (2)        |   | This is   | |               |
   || before... |    |  This card        |   | behind... | |               |
   || <subject> |    |      Crosses...   |   | <subject> | | .-----------. |
   ||           |    |     <subject>     |   |           | | |    (8)    | |
   ||           |    |                   |   |           | | | face-down | |
   ||           |    '---+------------+--'   |           | | |           | |
   |`-----------'        `------------'      `-----------' | | This is...| |
   |                  /                                    | |<subject>'s| |
   |                 /                                     | | House     | |
   |                /    .-----------.                     | |Environment| |
   |                     |    (4)    |                     | |           | |
   | .-----------.       |           |                     | `-----------' |
   | |    (1)    |       | This is   |                     |               |
   | |           |       | Beneath...|                     |               |
   | | This card |       | <subject> |                     | .-----------. |
   | | Covers... |       |           |                     | |    (7)    | |
   | | <subject> |       |           |                     | | face-down | |
   | |           |       |           |                     | |           | |
   | |           |       `-----------'                     | | This is.. | |
   | |           |                                         | | <subject> | |
   | `-----------'                                         | |           | |
   |                                                       | |           | |
   |                                                       | |           | |
   |                                                       | `-----------' |
      `--Qryz-------------------------------------------------'---------------'      


 .---.-------------------------------------------------------.------.-------.
 | S | The Significator:                                     | next | ^top^ |
 |   :-------------------------------------------------------'------'-------:
 |   |   This layout uses a Significator,  though many people tend not to   |
 |   | use one.  A Significator is a card that represents the subject, or   |
 |   | subject matter of the question. The card is usually corresponds to   |
 |   | the subjects Age,  Sex, or  Appearance.  Crowley believed that the   |
 |   | Significator card should be based upon the subject's  spiritual or   | 
 | S | psychological nature.                                                |
 '---'----------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .---.-------------------------------------------------------.------.-------.
 | 1 | This card covers <subject>                            | next | ^top^ |
 |   :-------------------------------------------------------'------'-------:
 |   |    This card can represent the querent/subject's major influences,   |
 | 1 | general environment or present position at the time of the reading.  |
 '---'----------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .---.-------------------------------------------------------.------.-------.
 | 2 | This card Crosses <subject>                           | next | ^top^ |
 |   :-------------------------------------------------------'------'-------:
 |   |    It signifies the  obstacles that must be crossed in order to get  |
 |   | the end result.  If this card is a favorable one then it is good in  |
 | 2 | itself, though not necessarily in connection with the final outcome. |
 '---'----------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .---.-------------------------------------------------------.------.-------.
 | 3 | This card Crowns <subject>                            | next | ^top^ |
 |   :-------------------------------------------------------'------'-------:
 |   |    This card represents the best that can be achieved in the matter, | 
 | 3 | or what is wanted, but is not in possession at the time of the query |
 '---'----------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .---.-------------------------------------------------------.------.-------.
 | 4 | This card is Beneath <subject>                        | next | ^top^ |
 |   :-------------------------------------------------------'------'-------:
 |   |    This card is often the foundation that the question is based on.  |
 |   | It represents the distant past and/or what the querent has to work   |
 | 4 | with.                                                                |
 '---'----------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .---.-------------------------------------------------------.------.-------.
 | 5 | This card is Behind <subject>                         | next | ^top^ |
 |   :-------------------------------------------------------'------'-------:
 | 5 |    This card is the recent past, or what is currently passing.       |
 '---'----------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .---.-------------------------------------------------------.------.-------.
 | 6 | This card is Before <subject>                         | next | ^top^ |
 |   :-------------------------------------------------------'------'-------:
 |   |    This shows what will soon be. What will come in the near future   |
 | 6 | or what is starting now.                                             |
 '---'----------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .--------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |     The Celtic Cross has now been formed. The last for cards should be   |
 |   flipped in succession and then read to the querent.                    |
 `--------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .---.-------------------------------------------------------.------.-------.
 | 7 | This card Is <subject>                                | next | ^top^ |
 |   :-------------------------------------------------------'------'-------:
 |   |    This card signifies the subject's attitude/position in the matter |
 | 7 | in relation to the querent.                                          |
 '---'----------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .---.-------------------------------------------------------.------.-------.
 | 8 | This card is <subject>'s House                        | next | ^top^ |
 |   :-------------------------------------------------------'------'-------:
 |   |    The surroundings of the querent are represented with this card.   |
 |   | It shows the people, events, or general influences that currently    |
 | 8 | affect the questioner.                                               |
 '---'----------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .---.-------------------------------------------------------.------.-------.
 | 9 | This card represents <subject>'s Hopes and Fears      | next | ^top^ |
 |   :-------------------------------------------------------'------'-------:
 |   |    The ninth card is the inner emotions of the querent and shows his |
 | 9 | or her hopes and fears.                                              |
 '---'----------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .---.------------------------------------------------------.-------.-------.
 | 10| This card represents the Final Result                | start | ^top^ |
 |   :------------------------------------------------------'-------'-------:
 |   |    This is the likely the most important card in this spread and so  |
 |   | it is up to you, the reader to pull upon all of your experience and  |
 |   | knowledge of the divinatory meanings of the cards to give the most   | 
 |   | intuitive meaning possible. This card represents the ending result,  |
 | 10| the final conclusion, the answer to the question at hand.            |
 '---'----------------------------------------------------------------------'





The above layout is based upon the booklet provided with the Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot 
deck and the book "The Magician's Companion" by Bill Witcomb  (who based his on "Tarot 
Classic" by Kaplan and "The Golden Dawn" by Regarie). If you find any discrepancies or 
have any questions or comments please feel free and contact me at  perplexed_pixie (a)
yahoo dot com.                                                              -Qryztufre


































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