Upcoming 2016 Meetings:

March 5th, 2016   How to Plant a Tarot Garden with Jill Scott

April 2, 2016 April Meeting

May 7, 2016 Thoth Tarot with Devin

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

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

March 5, 2016 at Lily 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

Telling Your Story with Tarot

Saturday August 8th we will be meeting at the Lilly Library at 12:30PM to 2:30PM for a presentation by Jill McCormick, in which we will be looking to use the tarot wisdom to help us tell our story. Whether it be for a creative piece or a business opportunity, tarot can help us get our stories out.  We will also be exploring storytelling to deepen our understanding of the cards.  Please bring a fully illustrated deck to work with.

(please note the time change applies to the August meeting only).

July 11th 2015 Deck Share with Jill Scott

Saturday, July 11th, 2015,  Mass Tarot will be meeting at the Lilly Library in Florence from 1PM to 3PM for a deck share!

Our meeting with begin with a tarot deck “show and tell” session, then we will exchange our decks and play a game and do some readings.  We will work a little with reading two card combinations.  Everyone will hopefully get to work with at least three different decks by the time we are finished.   This is a session that will be beneficial for beginners as well as advanced readers. And, no worries, you will all take home the same deck that you bring.

Please bring a tarot deck (not an oracle or Lenormand) that has 78 cards.  It does not need to be a Rider Waite style deck; any style is permissible.  Please make sure you bring a deck that you don’t mind having others handle. We will discuss cleansing and “clearing” our decks at the end of the session. Hope to see you all there!

June 6, 2015 Reader’s Studio 2015 Re-Cap

This week we will meet on Saturday, June 6th from 1PM to 3PM at the Lilly Library in Florence, MA, for a jam packed session of Reader Studio goodies presented by some of the attendees from our group.  A few of the special treats that they are going to share with us will be:

Carolyn Cushing : Special spread from Mellissae Lucia’s Oracle of Initiation study group.

Sheilaa Hite:  A taste of Carrie Paris’ soulful presentation.

Paris Finley :  Bar Tricks: The Goldfish Shuffle

George Barham: Creating a sacred space, calling energies and setting Intentions.