You can download this free tarot card meanings
program to run on your own computer or by clicking here. Once you have understood the
meanings of the cards, the next step is to learn how to
carry out a tarot card reading. The process of selecting a
small number of cards from the entire tarot deck of
seventy-eight, and setting them out in a pattern to be
interpreted, is called laying out a spread. There are many different
kinds of spreads, however the particular tarot spread which
we will illustrate here is one of the oldest and most
popular - The Celtic Cross Tarot Spread.
The reader should shuffle the
cards gently then spreads the 78 tarot cards out in a fan
shape on a table, faced down. The seeker is then asked to
select 10 cards, still faced down, from the presented tarot
deck. The first card selected is
placed on the centre of the table, the second to its right,
the third, underneath the first card, the fourth placed on
the first card's left, the fifth above the first card to
resemble a cross. The remaining cards are then stacked
horizontally to the right of the cross, with the tenth tarot
card at the top of the stack.
Position 1: This card
represents the seekers current position.
Position 2: This is the
Crossing card, not only also representing the current
situation, but also representing conflict within that
Position 3: This card
represents what is on the surface and immediately apparent
in the seekers life.
Position 4: This card
represents what is at the root of the problem/current
Position 5: This card
represents influences passing out of the seeker's life.
Position 6: This card
represents incoming influences.
Position 7: This card builds
upon position one; the situation the seeker will find
themselves in in the immediate future.
Position 8: This card
represents how others - family and friends - view the
Position 9: This card
represents the seeker's inner hopes and fears.
Position 10: This card
represents the final outcome to the presenting problem/
Why not explore the tarot
card reading further by downloading this free reading tarot card
program. Its free for the first couple of weeks, you can
then decide to uninstall or purchase it (not from us!!)
you don't go onto purchase it, it will simply stop working,
but is well worth a look to explore other tarot card
reading spreads. (Above is a screenshot if the program.)
or click the image above.