Celtic Cross Layout

Celtic Cross

 

 

Difficulty: Average

This is probably the most common layout. A good basic layout for beginners to use for practice, the Celtic Cross is useful for questions of all types. In this layout it can be helpful to notice the relationships between the pairings of runes #5 & #9, #1 & #2, #3 & #4, and #6 & #10.

  1. The significator shows what the reading deals with, the initial situation.
  2. An added impulse that compounds the significator, which may be either complimentary or contradictory.
  3. This is what the querent is consciously aware of (thoughts).
  4. Unconscious driving forces the querent may not be aware of (emotions).
  5. The immediate past regarding the current situation.
  6. The first future rune indicates the immediate future.
  7. This rune represents the querent and their attitude towards runes #1 and #2.
  8. The external influences, the places and people which influence the topic.
  9. This rune is the querent’s expectations; what is secretly hoped for or feared.
  10. The second future rune shows the longer-term outcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Celtic Cross Reading

The Crown

Elhaz

The Outcome

Isa


Hopes and Fears

Perthro


External Forces

Laguz


The Querent

Gebo

The Recent Past

Uruz

The Crossing Card

Othala


The Significator

Raidho

The Future

Wunjo


Foundation card

Hagalaz

 

 

 

The Significator represents what the main theme of the reading deals with, the initial situation.

 

 

Raidho

A rune of action and movement, Raidho indicates that business is about to pick up. Travel and movement is suggested, both in immediate terms and those of overall lifestyle. An adventure, journey, vacation, relocation, personal evolution, or other conceivable change of place or perception. Mind expansion.

Knowing what you want and going for it. The personal in rhythm with the world, the dance of life. Raidho's connection to the number 2 is a reminder that there are 2 sides to every story. Be careful not to get side tracked into a disruptive misadventure that could set you back.

 

 

 

 

 

The Crossing Card denotes an added impulse that compounds the initial card, whether complimentary or contradictory.

 

Othala

This rune is concerned with home, land, and property. What is truly important to one. Group order, group prosperity. Land of birth, spiritual heritage, experience and fundamental values. Inheritance. Aid in journeys.

Othala relates to marriage, family, and things which are fixed and unchangeable, set in stone. On a spiritual level this is a reminder that your body is the temple and home of your soul, a source of security, increase, and abundance.

Ill-dignification can mean lack of respect, totalitarianism, slavery, poverty, homelessness. Bad karma, prejudice, injury. This is a warning to take care of what you have if you care about it.

 

 

 

 

 

The Crown stands for what the asker is aware of consciously.

 

Elhaz

Elhaz is concerned with security, protection, and defense. Warding off of evil, shield, guardian. Connection with the gods, awakening, higher purpose, divine inspiration, channeling energy or spirits, spiritual enlightenment. This rune is connected to shamans and alternative medicine that are no longer popular in today's society. May indicate a need of retreat for introspection.

Follow your instincts. Elhaz warns that people may want to push you into doing something against your will. You must stand your ground to maintain the rewards of your success or to maintain a position earned.

Ill-dignification warns you to watch for people taking advantage of you. Be careful not to take on their burdens. Can mean hidden danger, deception, confusion, reversal of fortune, weakening of the divine link. Taboo, warning, peril, repugnance. A creative drought.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foundation card reveals unconscious driving forces that the querent may not be aware of.

 

Hagalaz

Sudden storm without warning, natural disaster, catastrophe, uncontrollable forces, destructive weather, especially hail or blizzards. Can be a sign of sudden disruption, chaos, and delays. Stagnation, pain, loss, suffering, hardship, sickness.

A trial by fire, temperance. Recovery from crisis leading to completion of a story. This rune is said to relate to the hidden desires of the unconcious mind, which may indicate the need for meditation and spiritual guidance.

 

 

 

 

 

The Recent Past represents past events and concerns.

 

Uruz

Self improvement is the ideal of this rune, which indicates the formation of a pattern of success. Responsibility and authority earned raise one's personal stock. New awarenesses make it possible to capitalize on new opportunities, and this rune's appearance suggests that opportunity is about to knock. This rune suggests a period of wonder and adventure before adaptation settles in. Beginner's luck, freedom, electricity, action, courage, strength, tenacity, understanding, experience. Masculine sexual potency.

 

 

 

 

 

The Future depicts that which lies ahead.

 

Othala

This rune is concerned with home, land, and property. What is truly important to one. Group order, group prosperity. Land of birth, spiritual heritage, experience and fundamental values. Inheritance. Aid in journeys.

Othala relates to marriage, family, and things which are fixed and unchangeable, set in stone. On a spiritual level this is a reminder that your body is the temple and home of your soul, a source of security, increase, and abundance.

Ill-dignification can mean lack of respect, totalitarianism, slavery, poverty, homelessness. Bad karma, prejudice, injury. This is a warning to take care of what you have if you care about it.

 

 

 

 

 

The Querent represents the asker and their attitude towards the subject of the reading.

 

Gebo

Gifts, in the spirit of both giving and receiving. Gebo is one of the runes of love, relating to partnerships and generosity. Matters related to exchanges. This rune can suggest an important favor and self-sacrifice as a reward in itself.

Ill-dignification can mean selfishness, loneliness, desperation, over-sacrifice, or bribery.

 

 

 

 

 

External Forces represents the influence of others in your life as well as trends in your relationships with others.

 

Laguz

Laguz is related with water and the sea. Flow, a fertility source, the healing cycle of constant change renewal. This is a strong feminine rune of intuition that also relates to fertility.

Heightened imagination and psychic abilities. Dreams, fantasies, mysteries, the unknown, the occult. A breakthrough in awareness. Success in travel or acquisition, but presenting the possibility of loss.

Ill-dignification suggests you're taking things too hard. Prevent your emotions from running wild. This indicates of a period of confusion. Lack of creativity and feelings of being in a rut may lead to bad decisions and poor judgement. Circumstances may be beyond your control, so the trick is to adapt. Terror, circular logic, avoidance, cowardice, madness, obsession, despair, perversity, sickness, depression.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hopes and Fears shows the expectations you have concerning the outcome of your question.

 

Perthro

As the rune of fate and gaming, Perthro suggests that people are remembered for the games they play. Uncertainty, a mystery, secrets, hidden things, the unknown, gambling. Initiation, knowing one's purpose, knowledge of one's self. Evolutionary adaptation.

Pertaining to feminine things such as the mystery of fertility. Good times and companionship, fun and friends, a time of joy. Connected to prophetic dreams, old memories may be stirred resulting in personal revelations and clarity of thought.

Ill-dignification can mean: addiction, stagnation, loneliness, malaise, disappointment, disloyalty.

 

 

 

 

 

The Outcome of your question. Interpret this card in the context of the entire reading and as an indicator of the path you are currently on, but not necessarily bound to.

 

Isa

A mental block presents a frustrating challenge. A standstill, when patience is a blessing, it is a good time search within one's self for clarity, a great opportunity for meditation. This rune reinforces runes around it.

Ill-dignification of this rune may mean ego-mania, self-absorption, blindness, and dissipation of willpower. Delusion, deceit, guile, stealth, ambush, plots, grievances, treachery, betrayal.

 

 

 


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