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Author Topic: Reading tarot when you're tired.  (Read 552 times)

Offline Thoughtful

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Re: Reading tarot when you're tired.
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2019, 08:51:48 AM »
l absolutely cannot read when tired, l have tried but l get cards that make no sense and my mind feels more addled than usual  ;D then l get frustrated with myself.
To do a reading l have to feel on the ball, alert, and ready to go. 
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Re: Reading tarot when you're tired.
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2019, 09:51:09 AM »
I'm not good at reading cards when I'm tired, but if I look at the layout right before I fall asleep, sometimes I'll wake up with new insights.  I think my subconscious must work on them while I'm asleep.
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Re: Reading tarot when you're tired.
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2019, 09:56:28 AM »
I am not good at reading when tired.
I need to be alert to read well.
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Re: Reading tarot when you're tired.
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2019, 12:03:26 PM »
Years ago I wouldn't be able to read when i was tired.
Now I just tell myself we are gonna do it, and it works out some how.
I don't think it screws anything up,"whats to be, will be"...
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Re: Reading tarot when you're tired.
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2019, 04:50:40 PM »
Don't beat yourself up about being tired @Anouk  <3 I see divination and Tarot as a experimental process, see how it goes! There are people who read when sleepy, can't sleep or drunk or high or in a hallucinatory state, whatever works for someone and their reading! There are cultures in the world where people divine when in a trance, drug induced or not, so whatever works to get your reading!

I know my limits personally with reading. I know that if I read for a lot of people or work on a big reading, I get tired, it drains me! I know if I am tired from the day there is a limit for me, I need to concentrate! I also find I read in silence, no tv on, no music on, I have to think and concentrate. So that is my method and style. I can read when tired or a little tipsy from alcohol but if I am really tired or drunk then it's not going to go well! I have tried it out for myself as an experiment. I prefer to get some sleep and do it the next day  :)

Some people are always tired, people who cannot sleep or on medication or have a new child, real life sometimes makes reading difficult. So I think everyone has to make it work for them  :thumbsup:
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Re: Reading tarot when you're tired.
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2019, 07:31:06 AM »
I too seem to be unable to read when I'm tired, and the more time pass, the more I have to be rested to use tarot. Although it don't stop me to try sometimes. But nearly every time I read when tired it doesn't make much sense. Worse, I think I tend to dramatise all cards when it's not "good" ones. Funny last time it happens I kept getting the 10 of swords. I guess the message was "stop making things worse than they are in  reality".

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Re: Reading tarot when you're tired.
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2019, 07:53:03 AM »
There does seem to be a consensus on this issue. Being tired is not overly conducive to tarot reading.

Apparently 150 years ago (before lightbulbs) it was normal for people to wake up in the middle of the night, having gone to bed early, and being quite active at that time. You got your Edgar Allen Poe Raven style of mid-night ponderings, sex, writing poetry. Passionate stuff. Our sleeping habits have changed since electricity allowed us to stay awake much later. I would imagine waking for a couple of hours like that would make for fabulous tarot reading opportunities.

Here's an article that discusses it.


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