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Massachusetts Tarot Society Meeting – 11/2/14 – Sunday at Eastworks!


On Sunday, November 2nd, and Saturday December 6th, Mass Tarot will meet
for  two workshops on creating and self publishing your own tarot deck,
led by Jill Scott. Not only will attendees leave equip with all
necessary resources to create their own deck, but we will also be
collectively creating an exclusive Mass Tarot Deck.  Each member will
create one or more cards in any fashion they enjoy and the collaboration
of our work will be published and available for purchase at a later date
to Mass Tarot members. This is an opportunity not only to gain resources
but to be a part of tarot history. Even if you have no intention of ever
creating a deck, come and lend your artistic talents to the creation of
our deck!! Both sessions will include a component on the resources for
creating and publishing, so if you can’t attend one of the sessions, you
won’t miss out.

Session 1  will be held at Eastworks at 116 Pleasant St, Easthampton in
Suite 116 (Come in the main door, take a left, and it is a few doors
down on your left). From 1PM to 3PM.
Session 2 will be held at our regular meeting space, Lilly Library in
Florence, from 1PM to 3PM.

All materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own
art supplies, if you choose.

A $5 donation is requested for each session.

Massachusetts Tarot Society Meeting – 10/4/14 – Tarot and Astrology

On Saturday, October 4th, from 1 to 3 at the Lilly Library:

Paris Finley will be demonstrating (using layout based on astrological houses), how to get a complete “snapshot” of a person’s situation even with only one card. He will read how one card affects the meaning in each of the 12 houses. Handouts and worksheets. Hands-on practice.

Barbara St. Jacques will follow with an art exercise: Each group member will be using collage pieces or one’s own drawing ability to fill in each house section of a blank wheel containing the 12 houses, focusing on what is most important to each individual regarding their own thoughts about each house (relating to the meanings of each house). Handouts will be provided with information about the meaning of the houses, along with a sheet of paper with a copy of a blank wheel sectioned off into 12 houses.

Massachusetts Tarot Society Meeting – 9/6/14 – The Other Side of the Coin – Sheilaa Hite


Sheilaa Hite

On Saturday, September 6th, from 1 to 3 at the Lilly Library: The Other Side of the Coin– Don’t just read the cards, read the message in the cards! Reading the Tarot Expansively and More In Depth by one of America’s most famous psychics and Tarot card readers, Sheilaa Hite. Her website is

Sheilaa Hite is the author of

101 Tarot Spreads
The Infinite Tarot
The Spiritual Hedonist
Secrets of a Psychic Counselor: Insightful Guidance & Inspiring True Stories of Love, Prosperity, and Success
Power Secrets – The Champion’s Guide to Winning in All Areas of Your Life

all available at bookstores and online.

Massachusetts Tarot Society Meeting – 8/10/14 – Open House in Charlemont

HANDOUT from the session:

Paris Finley and Linda Jones hosted an open-house for Tarot lovers at their home in Charlemont, Mass. The day included walks, viewing some of the decks from Paris’s collection, and watching the supermoon rise.

Massachusetts Tarot Society Meeting – 7/5/14 – Astrological Correspondences of the Tarot – Anthony Lewis

July 5th SATURDAY, 1-3, Anthony Louis will be sharing wisdom from his latest book Tarot Beyond the Basics, which connects Tarot to Astrology. He is also the author of Tarot Plain and Simple and 2 books on astrology. His blog is found at

Astrological correspondences can add depth to any reading. There will be handouts provided by Tony.

Saturday, July 5th, Lilly Library, 1-3

Massachusetts Tarot Society Meeting – 6/7/14 – Memorable Moments from Readers Studio 2014

Mass Tarot members who attended Readers Studio will share some of the techniques and content from this year’s session. Lilly Library, Saturday, June 7th, from 1 to 3 pm.

George Barham, Carolyn Cushing, Deborah August, Linda Farmer.

Mary Greer’s “Challenge” to Tarot Readers
Direction of Tarot Cards
and more.

Massachusetts Tarot Society Meeting – 5/3/14 – Brigit Esselmont of Australia’s Biddy Tarot

NOTE! This SPECIAL MEETING of the Massachusetts Tarot Society will be held the Northampton Unitarian Church from 12:30 to 3:30 on May 3rd! Fee: $20
(220 Main St., Northampton, MA 01060)

Our theme will be going to the dark and reversed side of the Tarot to find inspiration and empowerment.

We’ll open with a taste of the Dark Goddess meditation designed for Readers Studio before welcoming Brigit to lead the group through her Readers Studio Study Group:

Brigit Esselmont

Brigit Esselmont

    Do you think that reversed Tarot cards only bring doom and gloom to a Tarot reading? Think again! In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to interpret and work with reversed Tarot cards in a way that creates empowering Tarot readings for you and your clients.

    I’ll expose the 3 myths of reading with reversals and I’ll show you how to turn the traditional reversed card meanings (which are often depressing and ‘negative’) on their head and create more empowering interpretations for your readings. We’ll also explore (and practice) a number of different reading techniques that use reversed cards to encourage transformation and change.

    Whether you’re a reversal newbie or you’ve been reading with reversals for years, this workshop will get you to think outside of the square and will change the way you do readings.

PREREGISTER at Art of Change Tarot

Sunday, May 4th 1-5 PM: Building a Sustainable Tarot Business Mastermind Session

Brigit Esselmont

Brigit Esselmont

Join Brigit Esselmont (Founder of Biddy Tarot) and Carolyn Cushing (Founder of Art of Change Tarot) in this half-day group workshop where we will envision the Tarot practices / business of our dreams and share the latest online and offline strategies to help your business grow and flourish. Fee: $69

We will:

Explore strengths, weaknesses, and your unique offerings as a Tarot practitioner and small business owner.

Identify your ideal client type and ways to communicate with them.

Envision your Tarot practice as a sustaining part of your life.

Receive an overview of a sustainable business model, including product development, marketing, developing an engaged community, and the latest in on-line promotion and product delivery.

Identify one to three most important steps for moving your Tarot practice / business forward.

Receive worksheets and resources for on-going development of a Tarot practice / business that reflects who you truly are and builds on your strengths.

You’ll leave inspired!

PREREGISTER at Art of Change Tarot

Massachusetts Tarot Society Meeting – 4/5/2014 – Marcianna Caplis and Tarot Roots of Asia

Saturday, April 5th — regular meeting at the Lilly Library in Florence. 1-3 pm

Marcianna Caplis led us through the Tarot Roots of Asia deck. We explored the Major Arcana and the suits of the Minor Arcana interpreted through the lens of Buddhism, and practiced some new spreads.

Image credit: Tarot Garden

Mass Tarot Society Meeting – 3/1/2014 – Facilitation and Response with Jill Scott

jillscottMarch 1st – Facilitation and Response Jill Scott presented a “Facilitation and Response” tarot technique to the group. The premise is that the Major Arcana can work as questions, spread positions or “facilitators”, and the minor cards can be used to respond, which provides comprehensive information to the reader. The presentation began by “personalizing” our Major Arcana and determining how they can best serve us as readers. This technique can be used by strictly intuitive readers as well as traditional readers, as long as they have a comfortable familiarity with their working deck. The meeting involved some group work, solitary and partner reading, and The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by A.E. Waite was used as reference material.

Here’s a link to download the files for Jill’s presentation: Jill’s Scott’s Facilitation & Response

For directions on getting to the March meeting at the Lilly Library in Florence, Massachusetts, click here.