Ten Card Spread
Meaning of a Ten Card Spread
If you have never experienced a Tarot card reading you are in for a treat!
Tarot readers pull cards and lay these cards out in certain spreads to give
you understanding in the areas you desire. This can touch love, family,
health and work. Spreads can vary as wide reaching as there are Tarot
readers; with each one favoring their own version. I never tire of doing
Tarot readings because each one is unique to the person being read. I also
love hearing the reactions when the cards reveal insight only the reader
would be aware of or more importantly, needed to hear at that moment.
Tarot is that helpful. Whether you need insight into your daily happenings,
seeking information about love or work at a deeper level, reaffirming where
your intuition is guiding you or even finding strategies to deal with
certain situations; Tarot can help you find the direction.
For my general readings I use a well-known 10 Card Celtic Spread to read
your past, present & forthcoming influences. This is not only a popular way
to read Tarot cards but an effective one as well. Each card and its
placement in the Tarot spread gives the reader the opportunity to understand
their drives, motivations, how others view us and what can hold us back from
enjoying where we are or executing our next steps.
As an example of the power of the 10 Card Celtic Spread I use, the first
card placement starts with understanding what is significant in your life
right now. The second card placement, The Crossing Card is one I have
personal grown to love because it is placed across the face of the first
card placement and lets us see what is blocking you from fully realizing the
potential and possibly causing conflict with your first card placement. This
card's reveal can help the person being read understand this important
insight because what is so great about the Tarot, you can take a Crossing
Card and put it to good use once we understand we hold this same power
within to manifest its energies in the positive.
Tarot can help you find strategic direction. Whether applied to loved ones
or business the insight a Tarot reading offers can be invaluable in our
planning. We can easily get caught up in the emotional reaction of a
perceived confrontation or feel we need to speak a certain truth so we can
move forward. Tarot can help us find the way when dealing with people and
situations that need to go by the wayside by helping you map out a plan.
With the pull of 10 cards we can understand where you are, see how others
view you, what you are learning through this experience and what strategy
you can deploy.
For a quick overview I have included the meaning for each card placement in
the 10 card spread.
First card placement: Called the Significator because it represents the
overall tone of the reading.
Second card placement: The Crossing card placed across the face of the first
card placement lets us see what is preventing you from fully taking
advantage of the first card placement and maybe causing a struggle within
with your first card placement.
Third Card placement: The Crowning card placement! I love this card because
I feel it is the card position the God/universe want us to focus on to help
us as we work through our situations and decisions.
Fourth Card Placement: The Base of the Matter is this cards placement - I
like to call it what is the feeling in your gut.
Fifth Card Placement: This card let's see what influences have been
touching you over the last several months and are leaving your life now.
Sixth Card Placement: The forthcoming influence in your life. You are
already probably seeing signs of this card emerging.
Seventh Card Placement: An extension of the First Card Placement - the
Significator. Further insight into how you are feeling.
Eighth Card Placement: This card tells us how others view you.
Ninth Card Placement: Our hopes and fears are represented in this one card
placement. The ying and yang of our life situations play out in this card.
Tenth Card Placement: Called the Final Outcome this card highlights further
the influences of the sixth card placement.