June 2, 2018: Special Guest Rachel Pollack. Details Coming Soon!!
All meetings are scheduled to be held at Lilly Library in Florence, Massachusetts
WE ARE ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR PRESENTERS TO VOLUNTEER.
Please email Jill if you have a topic to share. Pathfindertarot@comcast.net
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.
Please join us on Saturday February 3rd from 1PM to 3PM at the Lilly Library in Florence, Mass for our monthly Mass Tarot meet-up. Catherine has offered this description of the presentation she has planned for us:
Courting the Court
Carl Jung believed that the world changes when we each have the courage to engage with the characters and forces of our own psyches, then bring that awareness into our relationships. Where in us does the voice come from that speaks with irritation, kindness, jealousy, rationalization, or longing? In this cold month of love we will look at the sources of our elemental differences and similarities. Tarot can teach us how to play with the archetypes that determine who we are and how we interact.
Which Court Card are you? It is helpful to know your psychological type but if not, come explore! Bring a tarot deck and if you have an extra Rider Waite Smith deck, please bring that too.
Hope to see everyone there!
Start the year with Tarot! Our next Mass Tarot session will be Saturday, January 6th, 2018 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 2017, identify a focus for 2018, and use a special spread to glimpse the lessons of upcoming seasons of 2018 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.
You’ll leave with a handout that includes ideas for working with the spread throughout the whole of 2018 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.
Mass Tarot Friends, we will be meeting this Saturday as planned, but our presentation has been postponed. As such, I thought we might take an open discussion journey through the Major Arcana, and try a Majors only spread. It would be wonderful if anyone who is joining me for the meetup could bring something interesting to share about a major arcana card. I am requesting that stewards come a few minutes early to discuss topics for future presentations.
We will be meeting on December 2nd, 2017 at 1PM at the Lilly Library in Florence, Mass for a presentation by Wayne Limberger on the Golden Dawn and their contribution to historical and modern tarot. This is an important exploration for anyone who is serious about their study of the tarot. Tarot is not just a tool, it is a system that has persisted for hundreds of years for a reason. I encourage all tarot practitioners and explorers to make time for this session, And I would like to thank Wayne for putting it together. (Jill)
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 the19th 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.
Saturday, November 4th, 2017 we will meet at the Lilly Library in Florence, Mass to discuss how we can build up our confidence and prepare our mindset to open our reading practice to others. This session, led by Jill Scott, will offer tips, discussion topics and a chance to exercise your ability with partner readings. We will be looking at a tarot Simplicity Spread that will be easy to memorize and utilize in your practice. This session requires a basic knowledge of the cards, and a deep compassion for others. Please bring a tarot deck, or two, that you are very comfortable working with.
**Reading for Others tip #1, Choose your deck carefully. Decks with extreme images, such as those that are overly violent, sexual or disturbing in some fashion, may not be the best choice when reading for others. The deck sets the tone for the reading. Choose something visually neutral as best you can. You may want to consider offering the client a choice of several decks.
We will be meeting on October 7th, 2017 from 1PM to 3PM at the Lilly Library in Florence to explore the tarot court cards with George Barham.
The Keystone to the Tarot is Court Cards
A keystone is a central stone at the summit of an arch locking the whole thing together. To me the count cards/people cards represent that keystone. When we look at the Major arcana and its connection to the Minor arcana through numerology we often forget that they both have similar ties to the court cards. We will explore together this almost three dimensional relationship and maybe, with any luck, learn something new.