Can you interpret dreams with Tarot readings?
In short – the answer is yes!
It takes a bit of practice and skill, but it is something anyone can do.
One thing that dreams and the Tarot have in common is that they both have a strong and powerful connection with the subconscious mind.
The dreams we have at night form from our subconscious, not our conscious (which is what we use during waking hours). Our subconscious is the place where we keep the most hidden part of ourselves locked away. It is where our fears, dreams, and desires rest. It is also where we can access information from other realms, the Universe, and other areas of the world.
Tarot is a tool with many complex meanings behind the cards, and our dreams are complex too. If we put the two together, we can find ways of interpreting our dreams using the help of Tarot cards.
A Tarot Spread for Your Dreams & What They Mean
If you need a little help and guidance interpreting a dream that you just can’t make head or tail of (even after checking out our Astrology Answers Dream Dictionary), look no further.
Below is a dream Tarot spread that can help you make sense of your dreams.
First, it is a good idea to note down exactly what it is you want to know from your dream. Is it a specific conversation in the dream you want to understand better? Is it a question regarding the deeper meaning? Do you simply want to know what it meant overall?
The spread below is based on the general question: What did my dream mean?
This is a 5-card spread and after shuffling your cards with the question in mind, lay out five cards in the following positions:
- three cards representing what the dream meant.
- one card representing what the dream wants you to know.
- one card representing what action you should take.
Below is an example of this spread so you can see how it pans out!
Make sure to read: A Helpful Guide for Understanding Your Most Powerful Dreams
Tarot Question: What Did My Dream Mean?
- First three cards – What the dream meant: The Moon, 7 of Swords, Knight of Cups
- Fourth card – What the dream wants you to know: The Empress
- Fifth card – What action should you take: 8 of Pentacles
The Moon card and 7 of Swords together indicate deception when paired next to one another in a reading. The Knight of Cups indicates a romantic relationship, crush or love interest.
This combination indicates that your dream is highlighting a deception of some kind that is linked to your waking world. There may be something kept hidden (the Moon is a card of hidden things and illusions), while the 7 of Swords indicates there is dishonesty involved.
The wool is being pulled over someone’s eyes.
The Empress, as what the dream wants you to know, indicates that your subconscious is encouraging you to find your own personal power.
The Empress personifies female energy in its most magnificent form. It epitomizes self-love to such a degree that your self-confidence and self-acceptance are at their highest peak. This card indicates that you may be struggling with self-worth. At a deeper level, you may have an instinctive feeling that deception is happening, but you choose not to face it.
The Empress is there to let you know that you can take the situation into your hands and reclaim your personal power.
The 8 of Pentacles for the advice card indicates that it is time to work on yourself. The 8 of Pentacles represents working hard on something, and in this case, especially with the Empress, it indicates that it is time to focus on you and work on aspects of yourself that require healing.
As it is a pentacle card, this can relate to health or financial matters or anything to do with the physical world that can enable you to come into your own personal power.
What Are Your Dreams Telling You?
When it comes to dreams, it is common to experience the mystery surrounding them!
We can rack our brains for hours on end and still come no closer to understanding exactly what they were trying to tell us.
It’s times like this where we can call upon a little help. Tarot cards are always open to interpretation. If you are wondering exactly how the Tarot manages to do what it does, including its link to dreams, try not to overthink. No one really knows exactly how the Tarot works. We only know what it does. Trusting your intuition is probably the best way of understanding the Tarot.
By doing so, you can also strengthen your ability to understand what the cards are trying to tell you at any given time.
Next time you have a dream that leaves you feeling confused, try the dream Tarot spread included in this article. The answers will come. Be patient with yourself and trust in the cards, as well as the power of your subconscious mind. Your dreams come to you for a reason.
Let the Tarot help you find out what that reason is!
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