Author Archives: Jill Scott

Mass Tarot, December 3rd, 2022: A Tarot Carol; Visiting Our Pasts, Present and Futures

Please join us on Saturday December 3rd, 2022 from 1PM to 3PM at the Lilly Library in Florence for “A Tarot Carol: Visiting Our Pasts, Present and Futures” presented by Jill.  This month we will be using the classic Charles Dicken’s tale, A Christmas Carol, as a skeleton framework for Past, Present and Future readings.  We will be reading for ourselves as well as reading for each other.  You do not need to observe Christmas or be familiar with the story in any capacity to participate in this session. You will need at least a basic understanding of the tarot, though. It may not be the best session for absolute beginners. Please bring any tarot deck that you are comfortable reading and feel free to combine it with a second tarot deck or an oracle/lenormand deck if you are so inclined. 

Reminder:   Please try to arrive on time, or ideally 5-10 minutes prior to 1PM.   Donations of $5 are suggested and can be made through Paypal, pay@masstarot.org or in person at the meeting.  

Mass Tarot November 5, 2022: Adventures in Dreamland: Using Tarot for Dream Incubation

Please join us on Saturday November 5th, 2022 at the Lilly Library in Florence, Mass for Adventures in Dreamland: Using Tarot for Dream Incubation with Sandra Haynes.

We live a portion of each 24 hour period in two different universes, Dreamland and Awakeland. We know what we see during the day can affect what we dream, and what we dream can affect our experiences while awake; a scary movie before bed gives us scary dreams, and scary dreams before waking up gives us an unsettled feeling for the rest of our day. We also know we learn from our experiences, but our cultural bias against subjective data means many of us disregard a significant portion of our lived experience, our adventures in Dreamland.

These two realms, Dreamland and Awakeland have different universal parameters and constants. Awakeland has lots of defined rules, Dreamland almost none. So how can we communicate between them? Tarot is a great interdimensional communication tool because it has the symbolic structures found in Awakeland and the intuitive creativity of Dreamland. Also, the more you practice, the better you get at it. Sandra Haynes will present how she uses tarot to incubate dreams, and some examples of the results she has gotten.

Bring your most surreal or dreamy tarot and oracle decks, and a notebook.

October 1st, 2022: Reading Tarot for Others; A Cold-Card Method for Parties, Fairs and Quick Readings

Please join us for our monthly meet-up at the Lilly Library in Florence on Saturday, October 1st from 1PM to 3PM for our monthly meet-up.  This month we will be doing a little practice reading for each other, in preparation for Halloween Party Season, a tarot reader’s bread & butter!  We will start off the session discussing what makes a deck ideal (and not ideal) when reading for others, so please bring a deck or two that you feel are appropriate (bonus points for appropriate AND seasonal!). We will then play around with one of my methods of drawing and reading cards, great for quick reads at parties or to start off longer readings. We will practice first on ourselves, then for each other. Finally, we will share our reactions to the process as a group.  Hope to see you there!!

Jill

Mass Tarot, September 3rd, 2022: Tarot Show & Tell

Please join us on September 3rd, from 1PM to 3PM at the Lilly Library in Florence for our monthly meeting, hosted by Lisa Dee White.

What’s your favorite deck, or three?

For this month’s Mass Tarot gathering, I thought we could share our favorite decks with each

other–a show and tell. For the tell part, do you have a favorite card in the deck? Was there

something in particular that drew you to it? Was it must-have at first sight, did it grow on you?

Also, as we begin winding down the summer, gathering the tomatoes, buying pencils and

notebooks, collecting acorns (and soon horse chestnuts), I thought it might be a good time to

look at the decks we have and see if we may be ready to re-home decks (or tarot books) we don’t use anymore.

We’ll have a little discussion around the Nines, since it’s the ninth month, if there is interest and

time.

Looking forward to seeing you in September,

Lisa Dee White

August 6th, 2022 A Taste of Omega’s Week-Long Wisdom of the Tarot

Please join us from 1PM to 3PM on August 6th for our monthly gathering at the Lilly Library. Carolyn has just returned from a full week of teaching at Omega (filling in for Rachel Pollack due to ill health) and has graciously offered to share with us some of the highlights from the experience where she was accompanied by wise women such as Mary Greer, Susie Chang and Jenna Matlin. Please bring a tarot deck, your curiosity and yourself! Hope to see you there!

Mass Tarot, July 2, 2022: Making Creative Connections

This month we will be making connections, literally! We are meeting in person, back at our home base, the Lilly Library in Florence from 1pm to 3PM on Saturday, July 2, 2022. Not only will we be connecting with each other, but in this session we will focus on making fun and creative connections to the cards that can inspire us and open doors to help us become even better readers. Please bring a favorite or familiar deck. We will be following the library’s masking policy, should one be in place, so please come prepared.

Mass Tarot Meeting: June 4, 2022 Introduction to The Discarded Tarot by Sandra Haynes

Saturday, June 4th from 1PM to 3PM we will visit Sandra Haynes in her art studio at Leverett Crafts & Arts (13 Montague Road, Leverett MA) to see her creation process for a mixed media tarot deck she is calling The Discarded Tarot. The deck imagery is deck is built on recycled machine shop inventory filing cards & using discarded books and magazines out of the “Free” boxes found around her town. 

If you are planning to attend and are willing to pick up someone else in your area for carpool, or are in need to transportation, please see the Mass Tarot Facebook group thread for this event to coordinate.

Sandra has provided the following links: https://www.aliensreadmydiary.com/

on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AliensReadMyDiary

on Instagram: @AliensReadMyDiary

Monthly Mass Tarot Meeting, May 7, 2022

This is the Arcadia Pavilion where we will be meeting next Saturday, the 7th, from 1pm to 3pm—in person at last! We’ll be led by the magic of the Fool using the prompts from Nancy Antenucci’s Tarot Rituals. Our divination tools will be our decks (bring your favorite) and the natural world. We’ll be working with the cards and wisdom wanding around the sanctuary. We will gather even if there is light rain. If it is pouring, we will cancel. Follow the directions on this page as Google and GPS may lead you astray.https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/arcadia/directions

Mass Tarot, April 2, 2022: Reading Expansively- Finding the Answer in the Question and the Cards

Please Join us on Saturday April 2, 2022 from 1PM to 3PM via ZOOM for a session facilitated by Sheilaa Hite. The topic we will explore is “Reading Expansively– Finding the Answer in the Question & the Cards”. Each person attending should bring 3 questions they want to know the answer to. The Zoom link will be sent via email and also posted in our Facebook group. Hope to see you there!

If you enjoy our meetings, Please consider making a small donation of $3 to $5 via Paypal at pay@masstarot.org.

March 5, 2022: Rescuing the Tarot Cards That Nobody Loves


Please join us on Saturday, March 5th, 2022 for our monthly Mass Tarot Gathering via Zoom.

Are there cards you wish you could remove from the deck and never see again? Are there cards you dislike because you don’t really understand what they mean? Are there cards that always seem to make you cringe? Our goal in this session will be to find usefulness in the cards nobody loves. We will attempt to find them a purpose and invite them back into our readings.  We will cover majors, minors and courts. Please bring your voices, thoughts and ideas on this topic and a deck you are comfortable reading and sharing. This session would be nice for those who are learning tarot as well as experienced readers. The zoom link will be sent to those on our email list as well as posted in the Facebook group.

Please remember to make a $5 donation through PayPal  pay@masstarot.org. Thank you!