Upcoming Meetings:

 

February 2nd, 2019:  Tarot Correspondences   by T. Susan Chang

March 2019: Presenter, Sandra Hayes

All meetings are scheduled to be held at Lilly Library in Florence, Massachusetts

 

 

February 2019 Mass Tarot: Tarot Correspondences with Susie Chang

Please join us on 2/2/19 at the Lilly Library in Florence from 1PM to 3PM for our February Mass Tarot meeting.

“Susie Chang (author of Tarot Correspondences: Ancient Secrets for Everyday Readers, co-host of the Fortune’s Wheelhouse esoteric podcast) will be leading a discussion about correspondences and the tarot: the four elements, astrology, numbers, and Kabbalah. How can we use what can seem like super-technical tools in an intuitive practice? How can we use this network of symbolic relationships to deepen our readings for ourselves and others?

In addition to looking at the what, how, and why of correspondences, we’ll introduce some hands-on techniques you can integrate into your home or client practice: Tarot Arithmetic, Majors through Minors, Tree of Life spells, and Card of the Day spells. Rider Waite Smith and Thoth-based decks will work best, but really any deck with scenic minors will do. If you have a Tabula Mundi deck, bring that too!

Susie will have copies of Tarot Correspondences (published in October and now in its second printing!) on hand for signing and purchase.”

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Mass Tarot, January 5, 2019: Wheel of the Year Spread

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Greetings, Fellow Tarot Lovers!

I hope you enjoy your new year’s festivities and that you will join us on Saturday, the 5th, at our usual place (the Lily Library in Florence) at our usual time (1pm to 3pm) for our annual Wheel of the Year session.

In this year’s Wheel of the Year session, we will:
– reflect and harvest insights from 2018 (the year of Justice: 2+0+1+8=11);
– find a focus for 2019;
– get a glimpse of seasonal lessons coming our way;
– set out solar possibilities month by month; and
– (new this year) layer lunar influence cards on to our Wheels.

If you did a Wheel last year, feel free to bring it – but no worries if you didn’t do one. You might also think about bringing at least two Tarot/oracle decks: one for the solar work and one for the lunar – but that is optional. If you have already done a 2019 Wheel spread for yourself, you can lay it out again and just add the lunar layer at the MTS session.

About finding your focus for the year: Some people like to do a bit of prep ahead of the session to finding the idea / project / service / growth area / word / dream that they want to work on all year. If you are looking for inspiration for this and/or a little ritual for New Year’s day, you can check out my Solstice Seed of the New blog post: https://soulpathsanctuary.com/2018/12/19/your-solstice-seed/ But once again this is optional; some people pull a card by chance at the session to place at the center of their Wheel.

You will leave with a handout of inspirations for continued solar and lunar work with your Wheel throughout the year.

RSVPs are extra helpful for this January session. First, because of the handout production. Second, in case there is weather! If you have RSVPed, we can be sure to contact you if need to cancel. Obviously if the Lily is closed we can’t meet and so you can look on their website if it stormy. Right now things are looking fine, but it is New England so you never know.

Looking forward to seeing you Saturday!
Carolyn

December 1, 2018 Mass Tarot: Tarot Significator Cards in Theory and Practice

Please join us on December 1st from 1PM to 3PM at the Lilly Library in Florence, Mass, for our December Mass Tarot Meeting.  We will be discussing the past & present usage of tarot significator cards and exploring their use in reading practice. This gathering will be facilitated by me (Jill Scott). Please bring along your thoughts, ideas, experiences and findings.  A journal is encouraged, books are permissible and this session is appropriate for strong beginners to advanced readers. The best deck for this session would be a deck with powerful personalities such as the Hidden Realms deck pictured here.

Tarot of the Hidden Realm, King of Pentacles, Temperance, Six of Swords, Julia Jeffrey

November 2018 Mass Tarot Meeting: Tarot Show and Tell

Please join us on November 3, 2018 at the Lilly Library in Florence, Mass for a presentation by Corinne Sharkey:  Tarot Show & Tell

Many Tarot readers have other interests that aren’t directly related to Tarot, but contribute to their interpretation of the cards. (For example, we have members who are knowledgeable in numerology, or meditation, or minerals, or dream work, among many other subjects.) You’re welcome to bring something (an item) to this meeting to help describe your tarot complimentary interest in five minutes or less. Share how this interest enriches your view of the world and its possibilities, and how it enhances your insights during a Tarot reading. During the meeting, we’ll do a few Tarot spreads, and discuss how our show-and-tell interests and items play a role in those readings.

Whether you’re new to Tarot, or have enjoyed card-reading for many years, here’s an opportunity to see Tarot (and fellow-readers) in a new way. If you’re not sure what to bring, trust your intuition, bring something you like, and see what happens!01 Age of Aquarius - Dawn - new age

October 6, 2018: Keeping a Tarot Diary

Please join us on October 6, 2018 at the Lilly Library in Florence from 1PM to 3PM for our monthly Mass Tarot Meeting.  This month we will be exploring the practice of keeping a tarot diary.

Tarot and diaries go together like pen and paper. Sandra Haynes has been using the Tarot with her diary for 30 years (and can show you the diary entry where she wrote about being given her first deck.) Bring your favorite pens, notebook, and a couple of different decks if you have them. Ideally everyone in the room should have a different deck for this session, so that odd deck you bought on vacation but haven’t explored yet, bring it.

We’ll experiment with some tarot inspired poetry and then discuss 11 diary writing techniques from Tristine Rainer’s book The New Dairy, and how the Tarot can work with all of them.

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Mass Tarot Meeting, September 8, 2018: Finding Balance in the Tarot

Please join us on the second Saturday in September at the Lily Library in Florence for a discussion about balance within the tarot.  We will look at shadows and light, positive and negative, reversals and the importance of context. Expect to do some partner readings so please contemplate a topic you would like to explore and bring a deck that you are comfortable reading.

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August 4, 2018: The How and Why of Giving Meaning to Tarot Cards

Please join us at the Lilly Library on August 4th, 2018 from 1PM to 3PM for our August Mass Tarot Meeting.

Description: We’ll be reading the cards together with prompts, models, questions, and group discussion to help us reflect on our Tarot reading style. Bring a deck (or two or three or ….), notebook/paper, and a pen. Facilitated by Carolyn C. and Devin R.

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Postponed: Exploring the Suit of Pentacles and the Blessings of the Season

Please Join (TBA) at the Lilly Library in Florence, Mass, from 1PM to 3PM for our August Mass Tarot meeting.   The topic for this month’s discussion is the suit of Pentacles/Coins/Disks/Earth.  Please be ready to share with us your thoughts and ideas and bring a deck that portrays your favorite representation of the suit.

Additionally, we will create a spread that relates to the first harvest festival of Lammas, a time to sacrifice, share and live in the moment…something we fortune tellers sometimes forget to do.SevenOfPentaclesMeaning

July 2018 Mass Tarot Meeting: Daily Draw Techniques and Spreads

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Mass Tarot will be meeting on July 7, 2018 at Lilly Library in Florence, Mass from 1PM to 3PM.  The topic for discussion this month will be the ritual of a “Daily Draw”.  This session is meant to be a space to share our practices, spreads and experiences drawing tarot cards for self-reading on a regular basis.  Please bring the deck or decks that you use in your daily practice as well as any related items such as journals, crystals or oracle decks. If you do not have a daily practice, this would be a great session to see what others do and maybe create or find a ritual that suits your particular needs.

A Visit with Rachel Pollack

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Greetings, My Fellow Tarot Lovers,

We are lucky to once again have Rachel Pollack coming over for our Mass Tarot meeting on Saturday, June 2 at our regular 1pm time. She just presented at Readers Studio and she’ll be sharing of the readings and stories that she prepared for the conference.

We are meeting at Lily Library as usual and space is limited. About 25 people is what we can fit with our Tarot-necessary set up of tables.

So I am taking names and creating a list. I might have to create a waiting list if we get a big response. I might have to check people in at the door on June 2 and only let in those who have RSVPed.

Let me know now if you plan on attending.

I’ll send an update out the week of the meeting.

Thanks!
Carolyn