Dream Inspiration Spread

365 Tarot Spreads: Revealing the Magic in Each Day - Sasha Graham 2014

Dream Inspiration Spread

On This Day

Mary Shelley dreamed Frankenstein, Robert Lewis Stevenson dreamed Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Paul McCartney found the tune for “Yesterday” while sleeping, and Jasper Johns dreamed his famous flag painting, as did Henri Rousseau for his painting aptly titled The Dream.

Today Finland celebrates National Sleepyhead Day. Traditionally, the last person found asleep in the house is woken up by either being tossed into a lake or the sea or having water splashed upon them. Waking up during a dream is often the best way to remember it. Dozens of works of literature, art, and science sprang from dreams; the periodic table of elements is said to be based on the dream of scientist Dmitri Mendeleev.

Summation of Spread

The Seven of Cups is the dreaming card, while the Four of Swords reflects sound sleeping.

Have you had a good dream lately? This spread helps you decipher why your subconscious responded in the form of a particular dream and suggests an action to take in your waking life.

Cast Your Cards

Analyze as follows:

1. Dream’s essential theme.

2. Why did the dream evoke these feelings?

3. Why is this lingering in my subconscious?

4. Is there a practical action I should take in responding to the message of the dream?

5. Is there something in the material world that I can birth as a result of this dream?

6. Is any part of this dream prophetic?

7. What truth have I discovered about myself?