Sideways Cards

The sideways card in the Celtic Cross spread leaves many diviners confused as to how they should read it. Should they read the card upright, reversed, or just pay attention to the spread position?

“What Crosses You” In The Celtic Cross Spread
In the Celtic Cross spread, that position calls for the reader to interpret it as an obstacle regardless of it being upright or reversed, though this card is commonly read as upright.

Sideways Wards In Other Spreads
It is ultimately up to the reader to determine how they wish to interpret a sideways card in a spread. This card can indicate opposing forces for the querent. Spreads often call for laying a card sideways, sometimes overlapping the Self card, because it signifies a force that is working against the querent’s true nature or presenting a challenge in the querent’s ability to express his or her true nature.


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