Every day brings new perspectives and ideas. We sometimes forget to pause and reflect on the day we have had; therefore, performing a before bed Tarot spread can be really helpful. Incorporating a before bed Tarot spread into your daily routine allows you to take the time to consider your experiences of the day you have had. It also helps you prepare for tomorrow.
Whether your day has been totally ordinary or a bit wild, a Tarot spread is always a great way to take stock, pause, and draw a line under the day!
Free Before Bed Tarot Spread
If you’d like help, I can do a free Tarot reading on your behalf within an hour. Not just a couple of cards and their meanings but an actual spread to give you some insight into your day and the path that lies ahead of you.
How To Perform a Before Bed Tarot Spread
This simple six-card Tarot spread allows you to reflect on the day you have had and what tomorrow will bring. Perform this spread after you have done your evening routine, right before you go to bed! Get cozy, get your deck of cards, and wrap up your day with this Tarot spread.
Sit down with your cards and take a moment to bring your body and mind into the present. Ask the cards for guidance and clarity, then draw six cards.
Card One: What I Have Learned
The first card pulled reflects what you have learned from today. Every day brings a new lesson, and it is really important to recall what you have learned before you go to bed.
This lesson may be small, or it may be super significant! Take a moment to meditate on the card you have pulled. How do you relate to it?
Card Two: What Has Challenged Me
The second card pulled represents any challenges you have faced today. This is a really important card, as taking the time to address challenges and conflict allows you to draw a line under them and get a good night’s rest.
Remember, challenges allow us to grow. You must accept the challenges and know you have the strength to overcome them.
Card Three: What Has Helped Me
The third card pulled in this before bed Tarot spread reflects what has helped you today. This may be a person, a spiritual guide, or a part of your personality!
By acknowledging what has helped you and why, you can be grateful for the support you have. Take a moment to meditate with this card, allowing yourself to embrace gratitude and positivity.
Card Four: What To Let Go Of
This card will reveal aspects of the day you must let go of. If you have had a particularly stressful day, this card will provide you with the space to draw a line under any negativity.
As you reflect on the card you have drawn in this position, remind yourself that every day is a new day, full of new possibilities. When you wake up tomorrow, you will have the opportunity to begin again.
Card Five: Energy to Bring Forward
There may be energy of today that has had an extremely positive impact on you. Perhaps friendship has given you a lovely, warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Or, maybe you have had a strong day at work and are on track to achieve your goals.
The fifth card pulled will reflect what positive energy today has brought you. This is the energy that you must bring forward with you into tomorrow.
Card Six: What Tomorrow Will Bring
The last card pulled in this before bed Tarot spread represents tomorrow. It will give you a general idea of what tomorrow will bring you and what attitude you need to wake up with!
By finishing with this card, you can go to bed already ready for tomorrow and in the best place to make it amazing.
Ask The Tarot: What Do I Need To Pay Attention To In My Dreams Tonight?
As Tarot is an incredibly spiritual tool, we can use it to understand our dreams a little better. Dreams allow us to understand our subconscious and our link to higher levels of existence. Simply asking the cards what you need to pay attention to in your dreams can be a great Tarot spread before bed.
Pull one card and meditate on its meaning. As our dreams are full of symbolism, take a moment to examine the art on the Tarot card. Do any symbols stick out to you?
Doing this before bed will help you connect with your dreams and therefore understand them a little bit better!
Three-Card Tarot Spread Before Bed
The three-card reading is also an option if you want a quick and simple spread before bed. It helps look at the day you’re leaving behind, the day that lies before you tomorrow and your final card provides guidance and advice.
You can extend this reading to four cards with an additional qualifying card, but if it isn’t painting a clear path for you, I’d suggest taking the time with the complete spread.
Important Tarot Cards for the Before Bed Tarot Spread
When doing a before bed Tarot spread, it is helpful to keep your eye out for specific cards. Let’s look at some cards significant to this type of spread.
The High Priestess
The High Priestess signifies spiritual awakening and divine knowledge. It represents the subconscious mind and will usually appear when you are going through a significant spiritual time.
If the High Priestess appears in a before bed Tarot spread, it is a message from the universe to pay attention to your dreams tonight. You will receive guidance and enlightenment from the dream world.
The Star is ultimately a message of hope. Because it is linked to the night, it is a significant card to receive in a before bed Tarot spread. As you reflect on the day you have just had, and what tomorrow will bring, the Star appearing will provide you with the gentle energy of renewal and hope.
The Star reminds you to allow yourself to rest tonight, ready for tomorrow.
- If you are interested in the dream world and how Tarot can help you uncover the hidden messages of your dreams, check out our Dream Interpretation Tarot spread guide.
- I’m a big proponent of using the cards consistently to gain true insight. After you wake up, you could follow this up with a morning Tarot spread to help prepare you to act on what this spread tells you.