Category Archives: Study groups

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

Looking ahead – meetings schedule

Here’s the schedule for the remainder of the year.

November 20 – Astrology and Tarot, Part II by Shivani
December 18 – Book and Deck Sale and Swap with Paris
January 15 – How to grow your Tarot skills by Carolyn
(Open to beginners!)

February 19 – Symbol & Myth
March 19 – Beyond the Celtic Spread with Dale
April 16 – The Tarot Herb Garden
May 21 – Strengthening Intuition (Exercises) with Paris
June 18 – TBA

Mar 6 – Study Group – Greer’s “21 Ways…” – Final Session

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Feb 6 – Study Group – Greer’s “21 Ways…” – Steps 15-18

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Jan 9 – Study Group – Greer’s “21 Ways…” – Steps 10-12 & 14

Note that we are shifting from our usual first Saturday of the month to January 9th because of the holiday and space needs.

21 Ways to Read a Tarot Cards by looking at:

  • Step 10:  Meanings
  • Step 11:  Range
  • Step 12:  Modification
  • Step 14: Dignity and Theme

To RSVP and get more information call 413 296 0390 or e-mail carolyn (at)

Dec 5 – Study Group – Greer’s “21 Ways…” – Steps 8, 9 & 13

Mass Tarot Society Study Group, Saturday, December 5th fom 1pm to 3pm in Northampton, MA.

To RSVP and get more information call 413 296 0390 or e-mail carolyn (at)

Your homework is to work through these chapters of 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card:

  • Step 8:  Metaphor
  • Step 9:  Query & Snapshots
  • Step 13:  Symbols

A member will be facilitating and has the following requests:

  • bring a rider waite style deck (not necessarily the rider waite deck), for december’s meeting.  if anyone has an extra rider waite/rider waite style deck,  i’m looking for a couple in case someone does NOT have one.  if you want to bring your non rider waite style decks, thats fine, but for the activities we’ll be using the rider waite style decks.
  • bring your copy of the 21 WAYS TO READ A TAROT CARD.
  • and lastly, if you want a head start, you can be thinking about metaphors etc., for your working card.

Nov 7 – Study Group – Greer’s “21 Ways…”

The next session of the Mass Tarot Society Study Group is Saturday, November 7th fom 1pm to 3pm.

We have moved to a location in Northampton.  To RSVP and get more information call 413 296 0390.

Your homework is to work through these chapters of 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card:

  • Step 5: Number
  • Step 6: Mode, Suit, Element
  • Step 7:  Synthesis

Oct 3 – MTS Study Group Starts

The Massachusetts Tarot Society will launch its first study group for Advanced Beginner and beyond Tarot enthusiasts.  Check out all the details on Study Group Info page.

About Our Study Group Book: 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card

21-ways-tarotMary Greer is a favorite and fabulous Tarot writer so it made  sense to us organizers  to pick her 21 Ways To Read a Tarot Card as a guide for our first study group.  If you are unfamiliar with Mary or her work, you can check out her blog and in particular her post about what motivated her to write the book. Its follow by a whole host of intersting comments about how others have used her book in groups.