Upcoming 2016 Meetings:

August 6, 2016 Spell Crafting with Tarot  presented by Jill Scott

September 10, 2016  Voyager Tarot presented by George Barham (*due to holiday this is also the second Saturday of the month)

October 1st, 2016  October MTS Meeting

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

Mass Tarot Meeting, August, 2016: Spell-crafting with Tarot Cards presented by Jill Scott

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.   a3115761237d2fd7927292243187c9ea

July 9, 2016 Mass Tarot Meeting: The Thoth Deck (aka the Crowley Deck)

The Thoth Deck (aka the Crowley Deck),  Presented by Devin
July 9th (Second Saturday) 2016 1PM to 3PM, Lilly Library in Florence, MA
This month, we’ll look briefly at the history of this legendary and controversial deck, and the differences between it and the Rider-Waite-Smith deck (these are probably the two most popular decks of the last century and remain popular today).  The Thoth Deck is challenging, funny, can be rude, is extremely direct, and is often very intimidating to those who want to learn it.  We’ll discuss possible approaches to working with the deck, try out a reading, and look at some resources that may help.   PLEASE NOTE:  Bring the following to the meeting:  1) If you have a Crowley deck, bring it, but do NOT feel you need to go out and buy one—some participants have promised to bring multiple “loaner” Crowley decks so if you don’t own one you can borrow one for our meeting or double up with someone else.  2)  Bring your own favorite non-Crowley deck–the one you are most comfortable reading with, whether RWS or a clone or some other classic tarot (not an oracle deck).  Put just this deck (your non-Crowley deck) in order before you come (Majors first, in order, then the Minors sorted into their suits).t-toth

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. **Marcianna requests that attendees bring multiple decks, including their favorites.

 

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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.