Upcoming Meetings

Massachusetts Tarot Society Meeting – 5/3/14 – Brigit Esselmont of Australia’s Biddy Tarot 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) Click here for details.

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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.

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Sunday, May 4th 1-5 PM: Building a Sustainable Tarot Business Mastermind Session

Brigit Esselmont

Brigit Esselmont

Join Brigit Esselmont (Founder of Biddy Tarot) and Carolyn Cushing (Founder of Art of Change Tarot) in this half-day group workshop where we will envision the Tarot practices / business of our dreams and share the latest online and offline strategies to help your business grow and flourish. Fee: $69

We will:

Explore strengths, weaknesses, and your unique offerings as a Tarot practitioner and small business owner.

Identify your ideal client type and ways to communicate with them.

Envision your Tarot practice as a sustaining part of your life.

Receive an overview of a sustainable business model, including product development, marketing, developing an engaged community, and the latest in on-line promotion and product delivery.

Identify one to three most important steps for moving your Tarot practice / business forward.

Receive worksheets and resources for on-going development of a Tarot practice / business that reflects who you truly are and builds on your strengths.

You’ll leave inspired!

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Massachusetts Tarot Society Meeting – 4/5/2014 – Marcianna Caplis and Tarot Roots of Asia

Saturday, April 5th — regular meeting at the Lilly Library in Florence. 1-3 pm

Marcianna Caplis led us through the Tarot Roots of Asia deck. We explored the Major Arcana and the suits of the Minor Arcana interpreted through the lens of Buddhism, and practiced some new spreads.


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Mass Tarot Society Meeting – 3/1/2014 – Facilitation and Response with Jill Scott

jillscottMarch 1st – Facilitation and Response Jill Scott presented a “Facilitation and Response” tarot technique to the group. The premise is that the Major Arcana can work as questions, spread positions or “facilitators”, and the minor cards can be used to respond, which provides comprehensive information to the reader. The presentation began by “personalizing” our Major Arcana and determining how they can best serve us as readers. This technique can be used by strictly intuitive readers as well as traditional readers, as long as they have a comfortable familiarity with their working deck. The meeting involved some group work, solitary and partner reading, and The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by A.E. Waite was used as reference material.

Here’s a link to download the files for Jill’s presentation: Jill’s Scott’s Facilitation & Response

For directions on getting to the March meeting at the Lilly Library in Florence, Massachusetts, click here.

Correction to meeting time: Mass Tarot Society Meeting – 2/1/14 – 1 to 3 pm

This meeting will be from 1 to 3 pm. Our prior post indicated that it would be starting at 2 pm, but that’s wrong. It starts at 1 pm.

Mass Tarot Society Meeting – 2/1/14 – The Open Reading with George Barham

February 1st – The Open Reading:

George

George

We will explore the intuitive and interactive nature of this type of reading style with George Barham. This class is for beginners. The more advanced readers are welcome but will have to work hard to let go of established knowledge!

Please bring a Tarot deck with an illustrated minor arcana like the Peaceful Path or the Waite Rider Smith deck.

The meeting will be at the Lilly Library in Florence, Massachusetts, from 1 pm to 3 pm on Saturday, February 1st.

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Mass Tarot Society Meeting – 11/17/13 – Lenormand with Donnaleigh (Part II)

Continued to explore The Lenormand, members tried readings and different layouts using The Lenormand deck.

If you’re interested in handouts for this one, contact Donnaleigh directly through her www.divinewhispers.net website.

If you want to see what the Lenormand is and what it looks like or how it works, you can visit Donnaleigh’s free Lenormand tutorial page at:
http://www.divinewhispers.net/lenormandlessons.htm

Mass Tarot Society Meeting – 10/20/13 – Lenormand with Donnaleigh

Donnaleigh’s fascination with The Lenormand and how it differs from tarot has led her to explore its history and current use.  She shared what she has learned thus far, along with some practical reading tips.  Jill Scott shared her newly published Lenormand deck, and some participants used that deck for the meeting.  If you’re interested in handouts for this one, contact Donnaleigh directly through her www.divinewhispers.net website.

If you want to see what the Lenormand is and what it looks like or how it works, you can visit Donnaleigh’s free Lenormand tutorial page at:
http://www.divinewhispers.net/lenormandlessons.htm