Monday, February 05, 2007

Keltic Spread Basics

Interpreting Card Positions.

Significator: The card chosen to represent the querent or situation being questioned.

Position 1: Indicates the querent in relationship to the present situation.

Position 2: Represents the positive forces or assets in the querent's favor. If this card should happen to be a negative card, it idicates the nature of an obstacle that is hindering progress. (The card in this position is always interpreted in its upright manner.)

Position 3: Can be viewed as a message from the higher self. It can also reflect the querent's potentials and aspirations.

Position 4: Represents the preoccupation of the subconscious, which filters into waking life, affecting moods and outlook. This is the underlying theme of dreams and the emotional undercurrent in the querent's life.

Position 5: Represents past events and influences that colour and give rise to the current situation.

Position 6: Represents that state of the querent's relationships with others.

Position 7: Indicates the psychological state and attributes that can greatly affect the outcome of the matter.

Position 8: Represents the querent's environment and unseen forces influencing the situation.

Position 9: Indicates the hopes and fears of the querent.

Position 10: Indicates the outcome of the matter.

Information source: The Llewellyn Tarot Companion (p. 19)

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