In this 2-part livestream workshop, we'll deconstruct the great monolith of tarot practice - the Celtic Cross spread. We'll make it our own, demystifying it through analysis and reinventing it through enjoyable games.

The iconic Celtic Cross spread is one of the most common ways to read cards in the Anglo-Saxon tarot tradition. First discussed by Waite in his 1910 Pictorial Keys to the Tarot, this large tableau is both intriguing and confusing for tarot readers because of its profusion of cards and their various attributes. 

While normalised in practice, the Celtic Cross is complex enough to deter tarot novices. For more seasoned tarot readers, it is a strange classic that we've lost touch with, often interpreting it in auto-pilot, point by point. Whatever your experience, this online workshop guides you into a deeper relationship with the Celtic Cross spread.

As we'll see, the history of this spread - rooted in the Hermetic Order of Golden Dawn traditions and its multiple reinventions throughout the 20th Century - contrasts with its contemporary monolithic image and univocal interpretations. By understanding its dual structure, echoed by the Waite Smith deck, we'll unveil the dynamism of the Celtic Cross spread. By understanding its rigidity, we'll be able to subvert it while considering fresh, unorthodox, and frankly more fun reading approaches. 

Book now to develop a profound understanding of the all-important Celtic Cross spread to enhance your tarot readings and your relationship with the cards.


Entry requirements:

  • All are welcome, whether just starting your tarot journey or more experienced tarot readers.
  • Please bring a deck of your favourite tarot cards


This workshop will be recorded. You will find the recording links in your College Account within two working days from the event - an email will alert you when they are ready. These recordings will be available for replay for three months following the event. Please see our terms for more information.


Previous participants say:

"The workshop exceeded my expectations. I loved the contents and the practical exercises. Laetitia created a safe place and everyone in the group felt comfortable to share their experience."

"Outstanding programme and lecturer. Thank you!!!"

"Laetitia was a warm, knowledgeable and very fun tutor. I felt happy to contribute without feeling embarrassed as she and the group made me feel very comfortable. She is a great asset to the college and I would not hesitate to book onto future tarot events with her."

"Brilliant teacher and a very interesting content. I would love to study with Laetitia again."

"Five stars!"

"This was really great!"


Workshop Schedule

There are 2 sessions for this workshop

1Thursday 18th July 20247:00pm - 8:30pm
2Thursday 25th July 20247:00pm - 8:30pm

This workshop will be live in our online classroom

All you need to take part is a good internet connection and a computer with a webcam, microphone and Zoom.

On booking this workshop, you will receive an email with the Zoom link to access it. Remember to check your spam folder if you don't receive this confirmation email in your inbox.

Please use the same link to access each of your workshop sessions.

Please send us a message if you have any questions. We hope you enjoy the workshop!

About Laetitia Barbier

Image of course leader Laetitia Barbier Cartomancy enthusiast Laetitia Barbier has nurtured a fascination with the tarot since she was 11. She is the programming director and head librarian of Morbid Anatomy in New York.
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