Tarot cards pair beautifully with an intuitive dream interpretation practice. Try these tricks for an enhanced divinatory experience.
Keep a Dream Deck – We’ve all heard of a dream journal: the notebook you keep at your bedside to jot memories of nightly astral travels. Tarot enthusiasts would do well to keep a deck specifically for the purpose of interpreting dreams. Connect with the cards each night before sleep by shuffling a couple of times, infusing the deck with your energy.
Before & After Pull – Try pulling one card before going to sleep and one card immediately upon waking up. This ritual bookends the dream experience with divinatory intention, possibly awakening a deeper layer of lucidity, memorability or vividness to the dreaming experience.
The Midnight Pull – If you wake in the middle of the night from a vivid dream, try quickly cutting a tarot deck and pulling a card instead of writing in a dream journal. This may cut down on sacrificed sleep, and it may offer deeper insight into the meaning within your dream.
Glance at the card for a moment while remembering your experience, ascertaining initial messages and omens from the combination of people, places and things in the cards and dream. Set the card aside so you can look at it again in the morning. Go back to sleep. When you wake, you may find the memory of your dream is easier to recall when you glance at the card once more.
Lucid Dream Pull – If you find yourself lucidly dreaming, seek out or manifest a card deck in front of you. Pull one, two or three cards in your dream, taking note of what you pull. The cards may take a different or seemingly nonsensical form, and therein would be the opportunity for interpretation. Whatever you see in the dream world is a message directly from your subconscious to your conscious self.
You’ll absolutely want to journal after you wake from these dreams. If this practice interests you, make it a habit to shuffle your cards and ready your journal each night before bed, just in case.
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