Upcoming Meeting

Upcoming Meeting:  

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

The Endurance of Symbols

presented by Marcianna Caplis

1Pm to 3PM

Lilly Library, Florence, MA 01062

5/ 2 Meeting: Dynamic Capacity with Mellissae Lucia and the Oracle of Initiation

MTS Oracel ImageAs spring emerges we are awakening to the gifts nurtured in the darkness. With the quickening of the life force we are invited to dance with the liminal spaces between our dualities. Join Mellissae Lucia and The Oracle of Initiation to explore the wild, shape shifting beauty of our holy paradoxes. Oracle decks will be available to use and you will take home your two sacred polarity cards.

Mellissae Lucia is an artist and adventurer, having spent over two decades immersed in Norse, African, and Native American sacred traditions, cross-cultural divination, indigenous dream-work, and archetypal psychology. She is the creator of The Oracle of Initiation divination deck and the accompanying book, Oracle of Initiation: Rainbows in the Dark which includes contributions from twenty-two cutting-edge visionaries including Mary K. Greer, Marcus Katz, Carrie Paris, Joanna Powell Colbert, Lisa De St. Croix, and Luisah Teish. In 2015 she will be presenting at the Women of Wisdom Confrence, Northwest Tarot Symposium, and Readers Studio Tarot Confrence. She teaches workshops online and in-person, offers readings and Spiritual Initiation Counseling with the Oracle, and sells her decks and prints on her website. She is currently designing a set of creativity cards about the Muses with an accompanying book.

This meeting will have a special suggested fee of $10 that will be going to our out of town presenter to show our gratitude for her making the trip to us!

Regular Time:  Saturday, May 2 at 1pm to 3pm

Regular Place:  Lily Library in Florence, MA

Want to go deeper? Join Mellissae and Carolyn for a Sunday afternoon on May 3rd for a Crossroads of the Light adventure. Details and registration at Art of Change Tarot

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Next Meeting: April 4, 2015 The Endurance of Symbols

Mass Tarot will be meeting on  April 4, 2015 at the Lilly Library in Florence, MA to explore the Endurance of Symbols, presented by Marcianna Caplis. We will be taking a look at some symbols, hidden and in plain sight, in and out of the Tarot. This would be a good meeting for those who are  in the learning stages of their tarot journey, and for those who are already travelling a well worn tarot path.

Marcianna has asked that you bring your favorite deck and a Rider Waite Smith deck as well, if  you have one.

This meeting will also serve as the premier of the completed Mass Tarot Deck, and early distribution for those who prepaid. A second order will be placed if there is enough interest, for those still wanting to buy a copy. Details to follow.

*Update 3/27/15:  There has been an issue with the printer and deck distribution may be delayed.

How to Order your Copy of the Mass Tarot Collaboration Deck

It’s time to place your orders for the amazing Mass Tarot Collaboration Deck!

The finishing touches are being placed on the last few cards as we speak and if you would like to receive a deck here is how you can get one (or as many as you want):

Paypal (preferred):

Anyone who would like to receive a deck at the next meeting or the beginning of April should send $15 to Jill Scott via PAY PAL. Please use email pathfindertarot@comcast.net.  If you would like to have Jill mail it to you, please send an additional $5 for shipping, and include a note with your address. Invoicing is not possible, due to paypal fees.

DEADLINE FOR APRIL DISTRIBUTION IS MARCH 20th,2015

Other options:

If you must pay for your deck with cash or check at the next meeting in April, please email a request to Jill at pathfindertarot@comcast.net (or reply to this email) and a deck will be bought and held for you.  It is very important that you request a copy now, because we will have very limited extra copies available.

Future orders will be possible by sending an email request to Jill at pathfindertarot@comcast.net, though additional shipping charges may apply.

This deck is being produced as a collaborative art project, and will not be sold to the general public. Members may purchase as many decks as they want, for themselves and close friends, but must agree not to sell the deck for profit or personal gain.

Many cards are available for previewing in our Facebook group.  They have been posted as they were completed. A slideshow of the complete deck will be available on Facebook very soon. Please join our Facebook group if you have not already. You can link directly to it from www.Masstarot.org

Please contact Jill at pathfindertarot@comcast.net or by replying to this email if you have questions.

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.