Draw six cards for the positions in the spread.
I have designed this tarot spread for myself to decode my dreams.
I have vivid dreams all the time and they are sometimes prophetic. I find it challenging to decode my dreams so I often share them with close friends. My friends are really good at decoding my dreams because they are able to see things as a third party. So, I thought, instead of troubling them, why not use the tarot as a mirror to my subconscious.
I have tried numerous dream spreads with little gains. I do not understand the questions given and/or the purpose of having that question in the dream spreads that I had tried.
I need something that is more pragmatic; something that translates dreams into possible real actions! So, I have designed my own dream spread using a design-thinking approach.
1. What could my dream be about?
2. What might be my key takeaway from this dream?
3. What were my thoughts and emotions in the dream?
4. How different is my dream from where I am heading in life right now?
5. How might I use the key takeaway from my dream?
6. What is a last thought I may have about this dream?
1. What – Knight of Wands Reversed
I might already be thinking outside the box and making creative headway in my learning of the tarot. In reversed, I may be letting it take too much of my time. So, my dreams call upon me to get grounded again.
2. Key takeaway – Page of Swords
I see that I might be learning the complex jargon of a new field, that is, the tarot. And I am beginning to understand what I could look like when I master this language, that would be the King of Swords, which is the natural progression of the Page of Swords.
3. Thoughts & Emotions – The Star Reversed.
I see that I am inspired towards a new spiritual path, in a calm state and feeling hopeful. I hope to give more of myself and my resources to make this world a better place. But in reversed, I feel that I need to go do some work for my day job right now!
4. How different is my dream from my reality – 8 of Pentacles
Yes! Haha! This is confirmation that I am still very much in my work and I need to get back into that conscientious “study” mode of hacking away my core skills and knowledge. This is a wake-up call.
In my personal opinion, question 4 is the one card that pinpoints and direct you to where you must focus on upon harnessing the power of your dream. Once you look at the contrast between dream and reality, you will get to action immediately.
5. How might I use the key takeaway in my real life – 6 of Swords.
Go away from the tarot for a while! Pack my thoughts about it and turn away for a while. This mental break will do me good. It will allow me to reach the next shore and eventually gain progress in my tarot journey!
6. What might be a last thought I have about my dream – 4 of Cups
As a confirmation, I need to take a break so that I will see opportunities that are looming in the peripheral of my life, especially an opportunity that is emotional in nature. 😊 (I do have a movie date to watch Jurassic World coming up on Monday.)
Overall, I feel like my dream is calling upon me to put tarot aside for a while and move some real work. This is so that I may pick up on other areas of my life. I find that this is a wonderful dream message.
While I have made reference to a storyboard that someone else had used to reflect on his workshop, I have crafted the questions for dreams on my own and I have also rearranged the questions such that they work in pairs.
In the image above, I had placed the cards differently from my spread because I had revised my spread. You may follow my narrative instead.
Deck: Classic Rider-Waite Smith
Credit: ambikajain on Storyboard That
Tag me if you use my spread and give my feedback.
Have a great day.