Upcoming 2016 Meetings:

June 4, 2016  June Meeting hosted by Marcianna Caplis

July 9, 2016 Thoth Tarot with Devin (*note: due to holiday this is the second Saturday of the month)

August 6, 2016 Tarot Games with Jill Scott

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

June 2016 Mass Tarot Meeting: A Very Brief Look at the Origins and Evolution of the Tarot

June 4th, 2016, Mass Tarot will be meeting for a  very brief look at the origins and evolution of the Tarot with Marcianna Caplis, from 1PM to 3PM at the Lilly Library in Florence, Mass.  This session is ideal for tarot enthusiasts of all levels of experience and study. Please bring a deck and a notebook and any resource materials you desire. If you have an antique deck or a re-production of a historically significant deck, please bring it along for show and tell. 110

May 2016 Mass Tarot Meeting: Reader’s Studio Re-cap

Please join us on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at the Lilly Library in Florence, Mass from 1PM to 3PM  for a re-cap of this year’s Readers Studio conference wisdom.  Mass Tarot members who were in attendance at the conference will share with us their experiences and possibly some new techniques or spreads.  We would like to welcome readers of all levels of experience to come and learn with us. Please bring a deck (or two), a notebook and whatever guide books you may need. Hope to see you there!!

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April Meeting: Going Into Business With The Major Arcana

Our  April meeting will be held on  April 2, 1PM to 3PM at the Lilly Library in Florence, MA 01062

Carolyn Cushing Presents “Going Into Business With The Major Arcana”

We will be going to work with the Major Arcana during this session. For each card, we’ll look at images from various decks, and imagine what kind of business they might operate. For the example The Lovers might be a group practice with male, female, and angelic partners who have a business card that says: Coaching for relationship, decision-making, and spiritual issues. We’ll play with what it would be like to join their business and decide who to hire to help us with our life challenges. This session work equally well for absolute beginners and advanced Tarot practitioners. Bring as many decks as you want and a playful attitude.

(card pictured is “Lovers”  by Erin Bluefooted on Deviant Art)

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March Mass Tarot Meeting: How to Plant a Tarot Garden with Jill Scott

March 5, 2016 from 1PM to 3PM at Lilly Library in Florence, Mass.

Please join us for a presentation on creating a Tarot Garden, hosted by Jill Scott.  This month we will be working through a series of self-evaluation spreads which focus on topics such as releasing negative energies, setting and manifesting goals, and sharing positive predictions. We will seek to draw in the warmth of Spring and chase away the Winter cold with decks in hand, under the metaphor of planting a garden.  This session is ideal for advanced tarot readers. Novices are encouraged to attend as well, and welcomed to bring notes, books or journals to help them create their garden. Please bring a tarot deck you feel deeply connected to; one that really understands you.

(card images are from the Gaian Tarot)

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February Mass Tarot Meeting: Tarot and Dreams with Catherine Knapp

imageFebruary 6, 1pm to 3pm at Lilly Library in Florence, MA.

Do you ever wake up and wonder…”What was that dream all about?” Dreams offer personal access to the Unknown but, like Sleeping Beauty, are often surrounded by an impenetrable thicket of irrational events, mysterious symbols, moody places and nonsensical relationships. We will explore our own dreams through a process based on depth psychology, and the wise Tarot will be our guide.

Please bring a tarot deck and a dream you would like to explore.

January Meeting: Wheel of the Year Spread

We are starting the year with Tarot! Our next Mass Tarot session will be Saturday, January 2 from 1pm to 3pm at the Lily Library in Florence.

Come to our annual Wheel of the Year session where we’ll reflect back on 2015, identify a focus for 2016, and use a special spread to glimpse the lessons of upcoming seasons of 2016 as well as best ways to meet these lessons.

If you did a Wheel last year, feel free to bring it, but no worries if you did not. Bring a Tarot deck – or more than one – or any oracle deck really. I have some thoughts on using Lenormand with this spread.

You’ll leave with a 5 page handout that includes ideas for working with the spread throughout the whole of 2016 as a guide for goal setting, reflection, and perceiving the wider patterns in your life.  RSVPs are helpful to know how many copies to make.
You don’t have to do any homework to prepare for the session, but if you are looking for some New Year’s ritual, you can adapt selecting a Solstice Seed to finding a New Year’s seed and arrive with that to be at the center of your spread.  Details are here: http://artofchangetarot.com/2015/12/21/your-solstice-seed/

December Mass Tarot Meeting: Reading Tarot for Clients in Dysfunctional and Abusive Relationships

Mass Tarot will meet on Saturday, December 5th at the Lilly Library in Florence, MA  from 1PM to 3PM for a presentation by Laura Marjorie Miller.

Reading Tarot Cards for People in Dysfunctional and Abusive Relationships

Abuse and relationship toxicity are sensitive topics that our culture has only just begun to be able to discuss frankly and productively. Since a large percentage of tarot consultations concern relationship dynamics, the shadow side of those dynamics is sure to come out.

Laura Marjorie Miller will lead a productive discussion on best practices in these situations—with perspective both as someone who overcame a severely dysfunctional relationship which she spent years consulting readers for advice in maintaining, and as someone who has found herself on the other side of the deck, reading for friends in toxic relationships.

The following article by Theresa Reed will be good preparation for the meeting: http://www.thetarotlady.com/reading-tarot-cards-for-people-in-dysfunctional-or-abusive-relationships/

Image credit: Iman Ghorani, Deviant Art

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November Mass Tarot Meeting: Crafting Tarot Spreads with Jill Scott

Mass Tarot will be meeting November 7th, at the Lilly Library in Florence, MA . 1PM to 3PM

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CRAFTING TAROT SPREADS with Jill Scott

This month we will explore our thoughts and opinions in regards to using tarot spreads and we will practice putting them together for ourselves, and for others. You will leave this session with a process that you can fine-tune for yourself and use throughout your tarot practice.  We will be including a discussion on tarot reading ethics and the concepts of “honesty” and “prediction” . Please bring your questions, ideas, a note book and a deck you enjoy working with.  This session is ideal for beginners as well as advanced readers.

Tarot Mask Making with Barbara St. Jacques

October 10, 2015,  Lilly Library, Florence, Ma  1:PM to 3:PM

October invites us to be creative and to celebrate Halloween! Here is your chance to play along. Our meeting on October 10 will give us the opportunity to let make our “inner child” present in the creation of “Tarot Masks”. Think about what card you would like to use as a muse to bring to life in your own way. Materials will be provided; however you may bring along any items that you think making your mask will be extra special for you. Blank masks will be provided for those who RSVP as soon as possible, as the mail order will go out by Monday.BD9CBFFE-26B8-4568-98A8-DED3A97A7F30

Numerology and the Tarot: Never the twain shall meet

Saturday, September 12, 2015  1PM to 3PM,  Lilly Library in Florence, MA 

Please join us this month as we  look at numerology, a system that predates the tarot by more then a thousand years. How numerology works and what we can learn from it in relation to the tarot. We will explore number interpretation and other systems using numbers in the tarot. We will get into a little history of numbers in the tarot. This is for beginning to advanced students. If you have a deck you want to know more about, bring it.

Presented by George Barham