Please join us on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 at 1:PM to 3:PM for our March ZOOM meeting. Please watch your email for the zoom link (you can sign up for email notifications on this site) The ZOOM link will also be posted in our facebook group and available by request from Carolyn or Jill. Please do not share the link outside the group.
Tarot on the Labyrinth Path
by Sandra Haynes
for the Massachusetts Tarot Society
April 3rd, 2021
In this session we will look at one of humanity’s oldest symbols, the labyrinth. We will learn how to draw a simple 3 circuit labyrinth and how this symbol’s structure points to transformation. We will use this labyrinth path as a tarot reading.
We will also delve into the bronze-age myth of Theseus and the Minotaur and how the major arcana archetypes are represented in the myth and when overlaid on the labyrinth form a series of gates the fool, Theseus, must pass though to reach the Minotaur and emerge again.
Please join us on Saturday March 6th, 2021 from 1PM to 3PM for a very special Mass Tarot gathering via ZOOM.
THE ART OF THE QUESTION, with Rachel Pollack For many Tarot readers the question is the root of all we do with tarot. Not just readings, and certainly not just predictions but also looking into the essence of Tarot. Because it is the question that allows the Tarot to speak to us. There are questions that are simple and practical, questions that are profound and philosophical, questions that are about issues common to many people’s lives, and questions that are strange and mysterious. We set the question and then we shuffle. Here are three questions that we can explore about Tarot itself:1. What is the Tarot for?2. What is it in and of itself (what is its essential nature)? And of course,3. How does the Tarot work? This will be the first part of our time together. The second will be something I’ve wanted to do for many years—simply answer people’s questions about Tarot, and Tarot readings with no other plan or set materials. So think about questions you’ve had about the cards—their qualities, what we can do with them, how to understand what they show us. I do not want to know the questions ahead of time—the idea is to respond in the moment. However, I invite people to send any questions they have ahead of time to Carolyn (firstname.lastname@example.org). And we’ll try to make time for spontaneous questions as well. I look forward to all of us learning together.
HOW TO ATTEND (from Carolyn)
#1: If you haven’t signed up yet, now is the time to do so. Send $6 or more $s (Rachel gets it all) via PayPal.com to email@example.com. When I see the payment, I’ll send you the link so you have it to sign in that day. If you have sent your money, but don’t have a link yet: First, check your spam / promos / junk. Lots of my emails have been ending up there, especially when they have Zoom links, I think. Of course, if you don’t see it there, reach out to me for the link. #2: For those that are attending, check out Rachel’s invitation to send a question for her to answer. Then send your question to me. I’m going to put them in a hat for random picking that day.
Hi, Fellow Tarot Lovers: We will gather in Zoomlandia (info below) this Saturday, the 6th, at 1pm. We had to switch things up so I will be leading the session. Here is what is on offer:
An Inner Journey with the Tarot The pandemic continues, snow stops traffic, and pilots are forgetting how to fly! We’d better take an inner journey instead and that is exactly what we will do this Saturday. After a meditation to create an imaginal landscape in the room where we are, we will use the cards to find a soul tending question and be guided on a pilgrimage to find the answer to that question. Use any deck that inspires you. You may want to separate out the Majors to be prepared ahead of the session. Have a notebook and pen handy. You’ll be invited to move a bit around the space that you are in.
If you are on our email list, you have already received the link to this meeting. It will be shared in the Mass Tarot Facebook group as well, or if need be, you may contact Carolyn at Carolyn@soulpathsanctuary.com or Jill at Pathfindertarot@comcast.net
P.S. I hope you saw Monday’s email with the news that Tarot Grand Master and Vibrant Storyteller Rachel Pollack will be our March guest. As this is a special event, you do need to make a payment, but it only $6 sent to Pay Pal using firstname.lastname@example.org. We are not offering this beyond Mass Tarot at the moment. When I get notification that your payment is in, I’ll send you the Zoom link for the session.
Let me know if you have any questions. Cheers,Carolyn
Please join us on Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 from 1PM to 3PM via Zoom, for our annual Wheel of the Year tarot reading led & hosted by Carolyn Cushing. If you have your WOTY notes from last year, bring them along. This practice is reflective as well as predictive. If you do not have your notes or have never done this spread with us, that is fine, too, you will still be able to follow along. Please bring a comfortable deck to work with, and your tarot journal if you keep one.
We will post the Zoom link in the Mass Tarot Facebook group, and attach it to your reminder email. You can also contact Carolyn or Jill by email for it. Carolynn@soulpathsanctuary.com or (Jill) email@example.com. Please do not share it outside of our group.
Please join us on Saturday December 5, 2020, via ZOOM for our monthly virtual meet-up. The meeting will begin at 1PM and finish at 3PM.
This month we will be exploring ways to combine oracle cards with the tarot. Oracles cards can direct, invite, or simply add depth to our tarot readings. We will be reading for ourselves and taking turns reading for each other. Please have both a tarot deck and an oracle deck available.
You can also find many independently published decks on Etsy, and some good deals on used decks in the FB group Tarot Marketplace. Alternatively, a homemade oracle deck would be a fun art project for those who are creatively inclined.
The ZOOM invitation (link), once it is available will be posted in our Facebook group and sent out with our monthly email reminder. You can also obtain the link by emailing Carolyn@soulpathsanctuary.com or Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us on Saturday November 7th 2020 from 1PM to 3PM via ZOOM For our monthly Mass Tarot Meet-up. This month Nina Vecchi will be sharing her Alchemist’s Karmic Visioning Spread. Two decks will be needed for this session. It is suggested that one of the decks represent a close likeness to the Rider Waite major arcana. We will focus the archetypal energies of the Rider Waite major arcana to form a container for visualizing a path we desire to manifest. The second deck should be one you connect with and represent your dreams, desires and goals. Here is a link to the handout for the presentation: http://www.soundalchemy.org/category/Tarot_Workshop/c57
The ZOOM link will be posted in our facebook group and in the email reminder message. Alternatively, you can contact Jill or Carolyn to request the link via email or facebook messenger.
Please join us for a virtual Mass Tarot Meeting on October 3rd 2020 from 1PM to 3PM via Zoom.
What is a Tower time? Is our (your) current situation a pile of stones and bruised egos or is it yet to fall? Is there a way to find the road around the Tower altogether?
Towers, in both myth and reality, can represent things such as a defiance of nature, a quest for power, and a need for protection, among other things. The Tower card, included in the major arcana of the tarot, can represent similar concepts; and additional concepts that are found at a much higher level of conscious understanding. This energy is what we will be exploring this month. We will discuss our thoughts on the meanings and use of this card, and work with Tower energy in readings for ourselves with an expanded world view. Whether you like or hate this card, you will find a usefulness in it’s existence and a cure for the knee jerk reaction it can spark in your spreads.
The Zoom link for this meeting will be sent out in our reminder email a few days before the meeting and also posted in the Mass Tarot Facebook group. Alternatively, you can request the link by emailing Jill at email@example.com or Carolyn at carolyn@Soulpathsanctuary.com. Please do not share the link publicly.
Please join us for a tarot meeting via ZOOM on August 1st, 2020 from 1pm to 3PM.
Behind the Scenes of Tarot Readings
What happens behind the scenes of a tarot reading? We will go backstage to observe three volunteers do short readings while filling us in on what is happening for the reader. Then we’ll pair up and share our own reading experiences.
Here are some questions we may explore: How do you start a reading? What decisions do you make and how do you apply intuition? Do you use body cues? How do you play with card images? Do you get stuck? What is your role and relationship with the other person? How do you engage the other person? Do you bring in other systems? How do you balance truth and kindness? What gives you freedom to experiment and play? What enhances your ability to learn?
Please have a deck and writing materials handy. It would be great to have a query ready as well.
We hope everyone is healthy and staying safe and we look forward to exploring with you!
Catherine will facilitate this month’s meeting and Carolyn will once again be our ZOOM hostess. The meeting link will be available from Carolyn at soulpathsanctuary.com, or Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also request it from either of us via Facebook messenger. Carolyn will also email the link to those of you on our email notification list prior to the day of the meeting.
Please join us on Saturday July 11th, 2020 (the second Saturday of July) for a Mass Tarot Meeting via Zoom, from 1PM to 3PM. If you are interested in joining the meeting, please email Jill email@example.com, or Carolyn firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link. You can also request the link from either of us via FB messenger.
This month we will be asking Tarot to give us insight into our own power and how we can use or relinquish that power to find peace. We will work through a simple spread as a full group and everyone will have a chance to “think out loud” as part of the process.
Please have a deck handy that reads you well, and be prepared to share your Strength card, as that will be our introductory focus. Make sure you have materials to take notes as the spread will be dictated rather than a physical hand-out. Lastly, you will want to clear a space to layout about six cards.
We hope everyone is healthy and staying safe and we looking forward to seeing you!!
*Decks pictured above: Tarot of the Hidden Realms, Rider Waite Smith, 78 Tarot Carnival, Coraline Tarot, Light Seer’s Tarot.