|The Cross of the Celts mirrors the abundant variety of fate. With the first two cards you will evaluate the fragile balance between emotion and reason. Card three and four refer to the equally important dichotomy of the human soul: virtue and vice. According to the same logic weakness and strength form a pair of corresponding opposites. In the focal point of these struggling forces lies the destiny of the matter in question.|
|Page of Swords|
|Circumspection||King of Cups||Balance||Knight of Wands||Saturation|
Your emotions are mirrored in the symbolism of the first card. It also stands for the unconscious desires of the psyche. The card is called Page of Swords.
- The Page of Swords is a strong symbol for activity. As a member of the family of Swords also the Page is dominated by the power of rational thought. His actions are always effective, but often impetuous and insensitive.
- In emotional issues you should follow the Page of Swords only with great caution. He favours vengeance and lacks sensitivity. If - on the other hand - you are in need of practical or logical advance the help of the Page of Swords is invaluable.
Reason is represented by the second card drawn in this reading. It is Oppression. Reason is always in latent opposition to the first card, emotion.
- The toiling energy of the element fire has turned itself into the tyranny of Strength. It is not the powerful advance, but a burning circle of endless repetition, leading nowhere. Stubbornness and narrow-mindedness attract bad luck.
- Try to perceive the circumstances beyond your daily life. The Ten of Wands is a warning to re-orientate as soon as possible. Otherwise you might find yourself limited by borders you have created yourself and that you cannot cross any longer.
Your virtues are described both in quality and structure by the card Circumspection. Virtue comprises all the positive and constructive facets of your personality.
- The Eight of Coins is a card regarding material issues. Related to emotional topics it symbolizes a careful halt. In practical questions it represents reason, solution of problems and prudent decisions.
- Analyse your situation before setting off for acting. Especially if time is pressing you should remain calm and avoid rash action. If you plan your steps with consideration there will be a prosperous end to your endeavours.
Vice is the natural counterpart of Virtue. Here it is Saturation. The negative impact of this card is stronger, if virtue is weak.
- The Ten of Cups marks the end of acquisition. Saturation is the name of this card representing ultimate triumph and success. Sometimes it may though announce a lack of orientation and insecurity - feelings sometimes arising after the completion of a difficult task.
- Perfect development according to your wishes and intentions is likely. Advance faithfully and optimistically. Do not concentrate all your longing into one single desire. Would not emptiness follow the completion of your dream?
Weakness is the manifestation of scarcity. The energy of the card Knight of Wands remains weak and insecure. Weakness does not necessarily come along with negative consequences.
- The journey is more important to the brave Knight of Wands than the destination. With unrivalled courage he is accepting the greatest challenges. Alas, as he is often distracted he would not finish what he had begun with a promising commencement.
- Exploit your talents and use them with motivation. You should never forget, that you have an aim that is worthwhile to be reached, because otherwise you might get stuck. Never play with the emotions of others, just because there is an easy possibility.
The Destiny of your course is shown in the focal point of the Celtic Cross. The synthesis of the drawn cards is Balance. Its' quality dominates the struggle of powers.
- Disharmonies and inconsistencies disturb the harmony of life. Balance restores the lost equilibrium. It reconciles antagonisms and it is the essence of truthful justice - beyond laws and regulations.
- Find the way to yourself. If you have to make decisions or judgements try to consider all aspects. If you can identify the root of the disturbance, you will avoid rash judgement and biased evaluations.