Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meeting:  

Saturday, March 7th, 2015 “Tarot and Typology” presented by Catherine Knapp 1Pm to 3PM

Saturday March 7th, 2015  FINAL ART WORKSHOP for the Mass Tarot Deck

3Pm to ?

Lilly Library, Florence, MA 01062

UPDATE: March 7th, 2015 Tarot & Typology and Art Workshop for Mass Tarot Deck

UPDATE:  Next Meeting , March 7th, 2015 1PM to 3PM (presentation) 3PM to ? Art Workshop for Mass Tarot Deck.  Lilly Library, Florence, MA

For our next meeting we will explore Tarot and Typology with Catherine Knapp.  Here is what Catherine has to say about our March 7th presentation:

“Tarot and typology speak the same language.  Whether or not you know your type, we will talk about how you can use tarot to explore the structure, relationships and events happening in your psyche.   We will look at how the 16 Myers-Briggs types correspond with tarot’s 16 court cards, how Jungian functions relate to the minor arcana, and how the archetypal complexes of personality (like the major arcana) can provide a structure for exploring what lives in the shadows.  We’ll end by doing a spread combining tarot and your type.

If you don’t know your type, here are a few online type tests that you might want to try before you come.  Type tests are 30-70% accurate so a great alternative way to find your type is to play with the cards!”

http://www.celebritytypes.com/test.php

http://www.16personalities.com

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp

http://www.personalitypathways.com/type_inventory.html

Or Google “free typology test” and find one you like.

Final Art Workshop for Mass Tarot Deck:

At 3PM on March 7th, after our scheduled presentation,  we would like to invite you to stay after for about an hour or so to work on the final cards for our Mass Tarot Deck.  Collage and other art supplies will be provided. We will be sending out an updated list of available cards, very soon.  If you have committed to a card but have not completed it yet, please email Jill at pathfindertarot@comcast.net and state whether you intend to complete it, or you would like to put it back up for grabs on the list.  Once we have heard from everyone, we can update a final list. We have been making amazing progress, and expect to have a proof done for the deck by the end of March. Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed to this wonderful piece of history we are creating.

Gifts of the Court Cards with Linda Farmer, February 7th, 2015

Saturday, February 7th, from 1PM to 3PM at the Lilly Library in Florence; we will be exploring the Gift of the Court Cards with Linda Farmer.

Using inspiration gleaned from the workshop by Caitlin Matthews at Readers Studio 2014, we will explore what special gifts the Court Cards have to offer us, beginning with a presentation and subsequent reading with Pages as Messengers, Knights as Questers, Queens as Generators, Kings as Activators.  Then we will have a group discussion on what other gifts the Court Cards may offer, with additional readings as time permits.

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!

CREATING & SELF PUBLISHING A TAROT DECK

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

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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