November 3, 2018: Mass Tarot Meeting: Tarot Show & Tell with Corinne Sharkey
December 1, 2018: Mass Tarot Meeting: Significators in Tarot with Jill Scott
January 2019: The Wheel with Carolyn Cushing
February 2019: Tarot Correspondences by T. Susan Chang
All meetings are scheduled to be held at Lilly Library in Florence, Massachusetts
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Tarot Fives: Hierophant to Temperance and Everything in Between presented by Jill Scott
Saturday May 5th from 1PM to 3 PM at Lilly Library in Florence, Mass
This month we will be exploring the tarot minor fives and parent major fives, the Hierophant and Temperance as a numerical group. We will discuss how they function within the tarot; what challenges they propose and what they have to offer. If you have ever struggled to understand the messages of these cards, this session should be useful. Please bring a deck that is RWS based (as opposed to Thoth to TDM based).
In addition, and time permitting, we will look at how oracle decks can compliment tarot readings, particularly when dealing with the numerical group of the tarot fives. Please bring an oracle deck if you have one. There will be extra for those who do not have one.
We will be meeting on Saturday, April 7th, from 1PM to 3PM, at the Lily Library in Florence, Mass for a presentation by Carolyn Cushing.
Carolyn will report back from the Northwest Tarot
Symposium, where she experienced oracular messages, voices of the
cards, a living Tarot reading for the community of diviners, and Dada
Divination. We’ll try out some of the techniques and seek to have as
much fun as Carolyn had when she was there! No special decks needed,
but do bring one … or two … or as many as you want.
On March 3, 2018 we will meet at the Lilly Library in Florence, Mass from 1PM to 3PM for a previously re-scheduled presentation by Wayne Limberger.
The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was a British esoteric society that existed in its original form for approximately fifteen years at the end of the 19th Century (1887-1903). Although their main focus was the study and practice of various occult disciplines, they were responsible for laying much of the groundwork for modern tarot decks, including those of Arthur Edward Waite and Aleister Crowley, and for furthering the use of the tarot in divination. Beside the development of a comprehensive set of keyword meanings, the Golden Dawn’s chief contributions to tarot were the system of occult correspondences for the cards based on numerology, astrology, mythology, qabalah and color symbolism, and the comparative method of Elemental Dignities. We will cover a brief history of the Order and its luminaries, and then explore its signature tarot spread, the Opening of the Key. Bring a Thoth or Golden Dawn deck for the exercise if you have one, although any RWS deck will do.