The average person dreams 4-6 times per night on average, which translates into 1,460-2,190 dreams per year, according to data released by the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). While the large majority of dreams are insignificant and hold little-to-no meaning, others can really strike a nerve, making you ask the question: Why did I have this dream?
Dreams like this might stay with you for days or even weeks, during which you’ll contemplate its meaning and how it pertains to your life. Thankfully, however, Tarot cards can be used to demystify dreams revealing their true meaning. Cultures throughout the world have used Tarot cards to interpret dreams for centuries, and even today it remains a popular and effective method for this purpose.
Keep a Dream Journal
Because most dreams are forgotten, it’s recommended that you write down as much as you can about them when you first wake up. Using a pen and notepad, describe what happened in your dream, going from start to finish. It’s okay if you don’t remember everything, but the more information you include, the better. This “dream journal” will prove essential in unraveling the mysteries of your dreams. Furthermore, studies have shown that keeping a dream journal eases the anxiety triggered by nightmares.
The key thing to remember when keeping a dream journal is that you should divide your dreams into sections, giving them a relevant name to help you remember what they were about. Doing so will allow you to interpret each respective section of your dream using Tarot cards.
Tarot Card Readings for Dream Interpretations
To interpret a dream using Tarot cards, shuffle your preferred deck and pull a single card for each segment of your dream. Upon pulling a card, read the message and think about how it corresponds to your dream. The Eight of Cups, for instance, could mean that you are trying to escape something in your life. This would make sense if the dream involved you running or flying away.
The great thing about Tarot cards is that their meaning is open to interpretation; it all depends on the dream to which you are relating it. Interpreting a dream using Tarot cards requires a deep level of thought to uncover a connection between the dream and the card. Through practice and dedication, though, you’ll eventually get the hang of it.
Of course, if this sounds too difficult, you can always seek the services of a professional Tarot card reader. He or she will gladly interpret your dreams using the centuries-old practice of Tarot.
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