October 1st, 2016, Tarot By Number (& Suit) by Jill Scott

Meeting will be held Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at the Lilly Library in Florence, MA from 1PM to 3PM

This month I will be presenting my newly self-published book, Tarot by Number (and Suit). This session will include a brief introduction to the tarot-numerology system outlined in the book as well as several reading activities and discussions. This is an ideal presentation for novices and advanced readers alike. You do not need to own a copy of the book to follow along in the meeting, handouts with essential material will be presented.   I may have a few copies available at the meeting, but your best bet is to purchase the book in advance:  BUY THE BOOK HERE

Please bring a deck that follows a Rider-Waite-Smith structure.

“Numerology is the branch of knowledge that deals with the occult significance of numbers. Numbers are symbols that represent ideas in our minds. When applied to the tarot system, they become more significant and the idea of them expands. Also they become common to all who use the system. When symbols become commonly accepted they develop into a language. A language cannot exist in the mind of one person alone; it must be commonly accepted to function, and be of critical use. That is the purpose for this book and all it shares. Once we have a common tarot communication system, reading tarot will not become so diluted as to be difficult or incomprehensible to the reader.  You will not find yourself resorting to intuition alone. And you will easily be able to transfer between decks and read with them, even the obscure ones.”


An Introduction to the Voyager Tarot The Way of the Great Oracle

We will be meeting for our September Mass Tarot Meeting at the Lilly Library in Florence,MA on September 10, 2016 from 1PM to 3PM
This month, George Barham has graciously offered to share with us, “An Introduction to the Voyager Tarot ,The Way of the Great Oracle”.
We will explore a brief history of the tarot and where Voyager fits in. We will look at how the structure is different and how it is like other tarot decks and why. Also we will experiment with some different ways of doing readings with Voyager Tarot deck.
*It is not necessary to have a Voyager deck to participate in this session.
Voyager Tarot Interview

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.



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!!


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)


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)


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/