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Before Bed Tarot Spread | 6-Card Interactive Reading

Last Updated: October 26, 2022

Are you looking for some guidance before bed? Are you curious about what the tarot has in store for you to offer rest, relaxation and a place to pause? Then take a few minutes to do this simple nightly tarot spread. 

All you need is a deck of tarot cards and some intuition. So get cosy, clear your mind, shake off the day, and let’s get started!

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Before bed tarot spread layout & questions to ask

Before bed is the perfect time for reflection and tarot. This six-card spread is a great way to get clarity on any question or concern you may have before falling asleep.

A bedtime tarot spread is a great way to unwind, to give words to the whispers in your head keeping you up. I know that a lot of us have trouble sleeping.

It’s a typical reason people come to see me for help with anything from stress, illness or pain relief. We all want to be able to get a deep and restful night’s sleep every day but sometimes it can feel like an elusive thing we may never achieve.

What if there was something you could do before bed that would make your troubles easier? Something that will hopefully give you the aid you need to relax now fall asleep deeply & quickly plus enjoy your tomorrow! 

So this is my favourite tarot reading spread for getting some quality shuteye – this is my new go-to recommendation when having trouble sleeping. It starts with an affirmation for each card to bring added peace.

To begin, shuffle your tarot deck and draw a card for each position as shown in the below layout.

Finally, take some time to reflect on the questions that each card position represents and what message the tarot cards in that position might be trying to tell you. If you’re just starting to learn tarot, or if you’re still getting to know your deck, you may find my in-depth articles on the meanings of every tarot card helpful.

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Tarot card #1: I deserve to rest. Show me how I can enjoy rest more

This will be a card to help find a way to bring you more rest, so you are recharged for tomorrow.

Tarot card #2: Everything will be fine, I am at peace. Show me assurance from the Universe

This card will be a reminder that there are more magickal things at work here than just what I do in a day.

Tarot card #3: I have accomplished enough today. Show me what to be proud of

This card will show you how the universe recognizes the work you’ve been putting in.

Tarot card #4: Tomorrow will be a great day for me. Show me something I am looking forward to

This card will indicate something exciting is coming your way that will be a long term benefit for you.

Tarot card #5: Tomorrow has many moments of joy/peace/love. Show me how I can show gratitude

This card will show you how you can verbalize an affirmation or a way to leave an offering or even a way to bring more joy or love or peace to your day.

Tarot card #6: Tomorrow I can make more progress. Show me what progress looks like for me

This card will indicate something to look for that will show you that you are on the right track.

Try this 6-card bedtime tarot reading with the below interactive tarot spread

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The Devil card

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The Death card

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Temperance card

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The Justice card

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The Emperor card

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The Chariot card

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Shuffle the cards

What to do after a before-bed tarot reading

After you’ve finished a tarot reading, there are a few things you can do in order to reflect on the experience and integrate the insights you gained. Here are some suggestions:

Use a tarot journal to record your findings

Jotting down your thoughts in a tarot journal after reading can be helpful in a few ways. First, it can help you remember the details of your reading later on, such as how you felt at the moment and perhaps your first impressions of what a card meant. Second, it can provide a space for you to process the information you’ve received and explore what it means for you. Third, it can be a way to keep track of your progress over time as you revisit your journal entries and reflect on your journey.

Take a picture of the cards

If you want to remember the position of the cards and what they meant in relation to your questions, take a picture of the spread. This will help you look back on the reading later and review the insights you received. Sometimes, clarity is better acquired after you’ve stepped back from the situation for a little while and had some time to process it.

Some people create Instagram accounts or Pinterest accounts specifically for this, and if you use any of our spreads please tag us @backyardbanshee if you feel comfortable!

Take some time to meditate and reflect

Immediately after a tarot reading, it’s important to take some time to sit with the insights you’ve received. This can be done through proper meditation, visualisation, or simply taking some time to reflect on the reading. It can be helpful to think about what the messages from the cards mean for your life and how you can apply the advice that was given to you. That time can also be used to replenish your energy level and cleanse your tarot deck.

Get a second opinion from a close friend

If you have close friends who also happen to be tarot practitioners, it can be helpful to get their take on your reading. They may be able to offer additional insights or perspectives that you hadn’t considered before. This is also a good way to get feedback on your own interpretation of the cards.

Ensure to ask permission before just blindly sending your cards across in a message and saying “what does this mean to you?” as your friends may not have the energy or have a boundary with this sort of thing – manners cost nothing, and this is especially to note if they are a professional tarot reader who normally gets paid to interpret readings.

Layer your reading with more divination

Why not try adding astrology dice or a pendulum reading to your tarot session? Your intuition will guide you on how to best use these tools, but they can be helpful in providing more clarity around the messages from your tarot reading. We have lots of methods for you to utilise here on the website.

Do the same reading a month later

This is a great way to check in on your progress and see how far you’ve come. It can also be helpful in understanding the cyclical nature of our lives and how our current situation is likely to change over time. This can be especially useful if you’re struggling with a decision or trying to figure out which path to take as to offer suggestions, provide perspective and encourage your confidence to move forward.

At the end of the day, tarot readings are meant to be a helpful tool, not a replacement for your own intuition. The best way to use tarot is to combine the insights you receive with your own understanding of the situation. Trust your gut and follow your heart—the answers you’re looking for will come.

It is my hope that these tarot spreads on my website help you with clarity and articulate whatever is going on. Let me know what you think of this tarot spread in the comments below and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.


I have been passionate about reading divination for more than 15 years. This gives me a unique perspective when it comes to creating fun, supportive and creative tarot spreads. I hope they help you find the clarity and insight you are looking for.

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