Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meeting:  January 3rd, 2014  1PM to 3PM at the Lilly Library in Florence, MA

Wheel of the Year with Carolyn Cushing!

Wheel of the Year, January 3, 2014

Holiday and Solstice greetings and blessings to our MTS family!   Our upcoming January meeting will be our annual tradition of reflecting back on our year past and looking ahead to our upcoming year with a Wheel of the Year Spread, led by Carolyn Cushing.  If you have your spread for last year, you can bring it with you. The meeting will be held at Lily Library in Florence, MA from 1Pm to 3Pm on Saturday, January 3rd.

Additionally: The creation of the Massachusetts Tarot Society Deck is in full swing, and we have about half the cards completed. We do need everyone’s participation to finish it up; we are hoping to have it printed by early Spring. We will attempt to have another creation meeting outside of our regular schedule, but i am encouraging everyone to create at home, in the meantime. Use any style you like, and don’t worry about template. As long as your work is upright rectangular it can be re-sized. It should be emailed to Jill at pathfindertarot@comcast.net or  the original brought to a meeting.

Cards that are available for you to choose from:

Cups: King, Queen Knight, Page 2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10

Wands: 2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Swords: King, Queen, 3,6,8,10

Pentacles: King, Queen, Knight, Page, 2,4,6,7

Completed cards can be viewed on our Facebook page.  If you want to work on a card, please email Jill, so the list can be updated.

Creating and Self Publishing a Tarot Deck Part II

December 6th, Saturday, 1PM  at the Lily Library in Florence,  we will continue our work on the Mass Tarot Deck, and have a re-cap for those who were not present in November of how to use Printer Studio to self publish a tarot or oracle deck.

We have completed most of the majors and will be working on the courts and minors for our deck, so bring your ideas, any art supplies you would like to work with personally, and a pair of scissors.  Other Art supplies will be provided.  We will conclude the workshop at 3PM, but Jill will stay until 4PM for those who wish to continue working on cards.

And watch Mass Tarot on Facebook as previews will be posted throughout the month of the cards that have been completed.  You can contact Jill Scott at pathfindertarot@comcast.net if you have any questions.

Wisdom of the Season Mini-Retreat with MTS’s Carolyn Cushing, November 1st

For all the information on how you can attend this wonderful seasonal Tarot retreat please follow the link to the Art of Change Tarot detail page. http://artofchangetarot.com/2014/10/07/wisdom-of-the-season-mini-retreat-threshold-of-the-dark/

Massachusetts Tarot Society Meeting – 11/2/14 – Sunday at Eastworks!


On Sunday, November 2nd, and Saturday December 6th, Mass Tarot will meet
for  two workshops on creating and self publishing your own tarot deck,
led by Jill Scott. Not only will attendees leave equip with all
necessary resources to create their own deck, but we will also be
collectively creating an exclusive Mass Tarot Deck.  Each member will
create one or more cards in any fashion they enjoy and the collaboration
of our work will be published and available for purchase at a later date
to Mass Tarot members. This is an opportunity not only to gain resources
but to be a part of tarot history. Even if you have no intention of ever
creating a deck, come and lend your artistic talents to the creation of
our deck!! Both sessions will include a component on the resources for
creating and publishing, so if you can’t attend one of the sessions, you
won’t miss out.

Session 1  will be held at Eastworks at 116 Pleasant St, Easthampton in
Suite 116 (Come in the main door, take a left, and it is a few doors
down on your left). From 1PM to 3PM.
Session 2 will be held at our regular meeting space, Lilly Library in
Florence, from 1PM to 3PM.

All materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own
art supplies, if you choose.

A $5 donation is requested for each session.

Massachusetts Tarot Society Meeting – 10/4/14 – Tarot and Astrology

On Saturday, October 4th, from 1 to 3 at the Lilly Library:

Paris Finley will be demonstrating (using layout based on astrological houses), how to get a complete “snapshot” of a person’s situation even with only one card. He will read how one card affects the meaning in each of the 12 houses. Handouts and worksheets. Hands-on practice.

Barbara St. Jacques will follow with an art exercise: Each group member will be using collage pieces or one’s own drawing ability to fill in each house section of a blank wheel containing the 12 houses, focusing on what is most important to each individual regarding their own thoughts about each house (relating to the meanings of each house). Handouts will be provided with information about the meaning of the houses, along with a sheet of paper with a copy of a blank wheel sectioned off into 12 houses.

Massachusetts Tarot Society Meeting – 9/6/14 – The Other Side of the Coin – Sheilaa Hite


Sheilaa Hite

On Saturday, September 6th, from 1 to 3 at the Lilly Library: The Other Side of the Coin– Don’t just read the cards, read the message in the cards! Reading the Tarot Expansively and More In Depth by one of America’s most famous psychics and Tarot card readers, Sheilaa Hite. Her website is sheilaahite.com

Sheilaa Hite is the author of

101 Tarot Spreads
The Infinite Tarot
The Spiritual Hedonist
Secrets of a Psychic Counselor: Insightful Guidance & Inspiring True Stories of Love, Prosperity, and Success
Power Secrets – The Champion’s Guide to Winning in All Areas of Your Life

all available at bookstores and online.

Massachusetts Tarot Society Meeting – 8/10/14 – Open House in Charlemont

HANDOUT from the session: https://masstarot.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/tips-tricks.pdf

Paris Finley and Linda Jones hosted an open-house for Tarot lovers at their home in Charlemont, Mass. The day included walks, viewing some of the decks from Paris’s collection, and watching the supermoon rise.

Massachusetts Tarot Society Meeting – 7/5/14 – Astrological Correspondences of the Tarot – Anthony Lewis

July 5th SATURDAY, 1-3, Anthony Louis will be sharing wisdom from his latest book Tarot Beyond the Basics, which connects Tarot to Astrology. He is also the author of Tarot Plain and Simple and 2 books on astrology. His blog is found at tonylouis.wordpress.com.

Astrological correspondences can add depth to any reading. There will be handouts provided by Tony.

Saturday, July 5th, Lilly Library, 1-3

Massachusetts Tarot Society Meeting – 6/7/14 – Memorable Moments from Readers Studio 2014

Mass Tarot members who attended Readers Studio will share some of the techniques and content from this year’s session. Lilly Library, Saturday, June 7th, from 1 to 3 pm.

George Barham, Carolyn Cushing, Deborah August, Linda Farmer.

Mary Greer’s “Challenge” to Tarot Readers
Direction of Tarot Cards
and more.

Massachusetts Tarot Society Meeting – 5/3/14 – Brigit Esselmont of Australia’s Biddy Tarot

NOTE! This SPECIAL MEETING of the Massachusetts Tarot Society will be held the Northampton Unitarian Church from 12:30 to 3:30 on May 3rd! Fee: $20
(220 Main St., Northampton, MA 01060)

Our theme will be going to the dark and reversed side of the Tarot to find inspiration and empowerment.

We’ll open with a taste of the Dark Goddess meditation designed for Readers Studio before welcoming Brigit to lead the group through her Readers Studio Study Group:

Brigit Esselmont

Brigit Esselmont

    Do you think that reversed Tarot cards only bring doom and gloom to a Tarot reading? Think again! In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to interpret and work with reversed Tarot cards in a way that creates empowering Tarot readings for you and your clients.

    I’ll expose the 3 myths of reading with reversals and I’ll show you how to turn the traditional reversed card meanings (which are often depressing and ‘negative’) on their head and create more empowering interpretations for your readings. We’ll also explore (and practice) a number of different reading techniques that use reversed cards to encourage transformation and change.

    Whether you’re a reversal newbie or you’ve been reading with reversals for years, this workshop will get you to think outside of the square and will change the way you do readings.

PREREGISTER at Art of Change Tarot