November 5th, 2016 Tarot Timing Method by Wayne Limberger
December 3rd, 2016 The Minoan Deck by Marcianna Caplis
January 7th, 2017 Wheel of the Year by Carolyn Cushing
All meetings are scheduled to be held at Lilly Library in Florence, Massachusetts
Our November Mass Tarot meeting will be held on November 5th, 2016 at the Lilly Library in Florence, Mass, from 1PM to 3PM. Hope to see you there!!!
Tarot Timing Method presented by Wayne Limberger
The common method for judging the timing of events using tarot cards – usually a variation of “Wands/Fire = hours or days; Swords/Air = weeks; Cups/Water = months and Pentacles/Earth = years” – leaves a lot to be desired. Quite often, the context of the question makes a prediction of “hours,” “days” or “years” using this approach completely unreasonable. Barley’s Timing Method dispenses with the notion of suit correspondences and uses the 12-phase division of many standard systems of time measurement. It employs all 78 cards and a significator to locate the event in time. The anticipated time frame – hours, days, weeks, months, quarters or years – is chosen in advance based on present knowledge of the situation, and adjusted if necessary.
Attendees should bring their favorite standard or pocket-size tarot deck (this is a large layout), and a question they want to put to the timing spread. A significator card should be “charged” with the question or, if desired, the outcome card from a previous reading for which timing was uncertain can be used. This will be a hands-on session that will cover the working of the timing method in practical terms.
Meeting will be held Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at the Lilly Library in Florence, MA from 1PM to 3PM
This month I will be presenting my newly self-published book, Tarot by Number (and Suit). This session will include a brief introduction to the tarot-numerology system outlined in the book as well as several reading activities and discussions. This is an ideal presentation for novices and advanced readers alike. You do not need to own a copy of the book to follow along in the meeting, handouts with essential material will be presented. I may have a few copies available at the meeting, but your best bet is to purchase the book in advance: BUY THE BOOK HERE
Please bring a deck that follows a Rider-Waite-Smith structure.
“Numerology is the branch of knowledge that deals with the occult significance of numbers. Numbers are symbols that represent ideas in our minds. When applied to the tarot system, they become more significant and the idea of them expands. Also they become common to all who use the system. When symbols become commonly accepted they develop into a language. A language cannot exist in the mind of one person alone; it must be commonly accepted to function, and be of critical use. That is the purpose for this book and all it shares. Once we have a common tarot communication system, reading tarot will not become so diluted as to be difficult or incomprehensible to the reader. You will not find yourself resorting to intuition alone. And you will easily be able to transfer between decks and read with them, even the obscure ones.”
Mass Tarot Society will be meeting on August 6th, at the Lilly Library in Florence, Mass from 1PM to 3PM
Spell-crafting with Tarot Cards will be presented by Jill Scott. In this session we will explore the art of Magic and Spell crafting; and consider how the tarot can be utilized in this practice. You do not need to have any experience working with Magic to participate in this session. Please bring a tarot deck that you enjoy working with. You will come away from this session with both the resources and inspiration to begin a magic practice of your own.
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. **Marcianna requests that attendees bring multiple decks, including their favorites.
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!!
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)
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)
February 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.