Hi, Tarot Bumblebees,
Today I want to talk to you about Dream Interpretation and share a new Tarot Spread designed to help you decipher your dreams. Dream interpretation is reflecting on your dreams and finding meaning to the symbols, actions, environments and general going on’s that happen while you’re sleeping.
Dream interpretation is a profound art, and I’m not going to be able to cover everything about it in this post. Still, I will go over some 101 information about dreams and interpreting them.
I have been a vivid dreamer for as long as I can remember. As a young girl, I had very detailed reoccurring dreams and nightmares. I was fortunate to have parents who helped me through the nightmares with positive meditations, which is where a lot of my strong visualization and energy working skills have come from.
I’m very thankful for my strong connection to the dream realm. My moon in Pisces helps. I find that some dreams that stay with me for a long time after. During these times, I often use the Tarot to help order my thoughts and find deeper meaning.
While there are plenty of dream dictionaries out there, this is just one thing that needs to be considered when working on understanding our dreams. Symbols, words, people, and environments are very personal, and there is no one meaning for them. Working with a magical tool like the Tarot can help bring some more clarity.
There are different types of dreams, and understanding them is the first step to interpreting your dreams.
These dreams are often linked to an event that created a deep imprint or trauma. Therefore, they often hold a lot of meaning in regards to healing messages. If you have recurring dreams that wake you up or upset you, then I highly recommend speaking to a professional who can give you extra tools to move through and heal. This will complement the magical and spiritual healing work that you are doing. Reoccurring dreams keep coming up for a reason. Work with all of the resources you have to heal yourself and come back to wholeness.
Lucid dreams are when you become aware that you are dreaming while you are dreaming. It can be a trippy experience the first few times it happens; it’s also a skill you can learn and develop. People who lucid dream can control the dream in various levels of effect. Goals vary in lucid dreams – you might want to enjoy the dream you are in, explore potential pathways, or simply observe the dream with your full awareness.
These dreams are the ones that come true. A Prophetic dream is something you have clearly dreamt of before and know will happen. Sometimes a small aspect of the dream will come to pass, or sometimes the whole thing can play out in front of you like a movie you’ve seen before. Tarot is invaluable to help you get clarity on prophetic dreams.
If you want to hear my thoughts on things like prophecy, choice, and fate, check out my blog post and video here.
Subconscious Recall Dreams
Dreams are the ideal playground for when you’ve forgotten or repressed something. The conscious side of your grey matter is no longer in the driver’s seat when you are asleep. This is often when strong shadow work themes come out to play.
You may find that common themes come up in these dreams, or a variation of the same dream happens until the issue is resolved in real life. This is common when people repress their feelings or have conflict and stress in their relationships and workplace.
These are dreams that replay what happened in your past or your day and may have altered versions of what actually happened. This can be your brain simply doing what all good computers do – shutting down and dumping data that it no longer needs.
I have found that these dreams often don’t have as much going on message-wise, but that doesn’t mean you should disregard them completely. If you use the Tarot spread below with one of these dreams and you get nothing coming back, it may be that this dream was simply a brain dump, and it doesn’t have any insight for you. Not everything means something.
Past Life Dreams
Past life dreams are when you dream of one of your past lives. These dreams often happen when you meet or are in a relationship (non-romantic or romantic) with someone from a past life, especially if lessons are being learnt and strong connections are still at play.
If you’re having these dreams, working with your past lives and dream interpretation can be very insightful for working through these lessons and connections.
I’m putting this here as I’m sure I will be asked. Astral Travel is a completely different topic and magical practice which I can talk about in the future.
What if You Don’t Dream?
Well, that is okay too. Not everyone is going to remember their dreams for several reasons. It may just be an avenue that isn’t open to you. If you want to work with dreams, try out my dream pillow and recall charm to see if that will help get your dreaming happening.
Dream Interpretation Tarot Spread
This Dream Intepretation Tarot spread is designed to help you get meaning and decipher your dreams. When using this spread, I first write down as much detail as possible about my dream in my Tarot Journal so that I’m working with as much of that dream energy as possible.
When you have laid out the entire spread, make sure you look at the whole reading. There is likely to be something in one of the cards that connect to the dream. It may be a symbol, number, word, person or environment. It’s in these cards that I find the most information is found. Other cards in the spread may not hold as much weight for the reading. The more you work with dream interpretation and Tarot, the easier this becomes.
- The Reason – Why you had the dream in the first place
- The Meaning – What was the personal meaning of the dream?
- The Guide – Is there a message from a spirit guide, ancestor or your higher self that was being delivered to you through this dream?
- The Mind – What energies, messages and themes are at play from your subconscious mind?
- The Message – Is there a message in the dream or a lesson it’s helping you learn?
- The Call – What is, if any, the call to action or real-life application of the dream you had? Is there something you can do to avoid a pitfall or to make a more favourable decision? Maybe your dream was a divinely sent shortcut that you’re being asked to listen to.
I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about dreams and interpreting them with the Tarot. If you want to work more with your dreams, make sure you check out my blog post on the energies of the New Moon in Pisces, as there is a dream pouch recipe, dream journal download, and a dream recall charm included in that post.