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.
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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Please Join us on Saturday, February 5th, 2022 via ZOOM from 1PM to 3PM for a presentation by Aurora Sun.
Reading Tarot Pip Cards: Pip cards such as those found in the Tarot de Marseille can feel intimidating, but working with them can be a great way to build intuition and a deeper understanding of tarot. In this class, we’ll explore numerology, interpreting patterns and imagery, and work together on readings and strategies for understanding 1-10 of the Minor Arcana. Please bring a Tarot deck that has pip cards (such as de Marseille) if you have it. Otherwise a regular set of playing cards will also work fine for this class!
We will share the ZOOM link on our Mass Tarot Facebook page and by email. Please remember to make your donation of $5 to Pay@MassTarot.org if you are a regular attendee of our sessions. . Hope to see you there!
Please join us on Saturday, January 8th from 1PM to 3PM via Zoom, for our annual Wheel of the Year tarot reading led & hosted by Carolyn Cushing. This practice is reflective as well as predictive. If you have your WOTY notes from last year, bring them along. 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. If you do have something that can prompt your memory about the happenings of the year (appoitment calendar, picture roll on your phone, that type of thing) do bring it
Please bring a comfortable deck to work with. A large notebook (unlined is best) and/or 4 sheets of 8 1/2 by 11 paper would give you plenty of space for the wheel reflection process. I will have a template for you for the wheel of the year to come.
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 4th from 1Pm to 3Pm via ZOOM for our Mass Tarot monthly meet-up.
In this last session of 2021, we will spend some time reflecting on the year past and how we will approach the coming season of Winter. We will be exploring the approaches to definitions of Wintering (verb) to expand and develop with our tarot as a guide. This session, facilitated by Jill Scott, will be practice in using the tarot as both a therapeutic tool and as a muse to inspire activity and ritual. Please bring any deck(s) you are comfortable reading with. You are invited to combine tarot and oracle cards for this session. You will want to prepare space for a large spread. I will be creating a PDF handout of the spread that I will upload to the files in our Mass Tarot Facebook group and include in the email with the zoom link. You may print it from there prior to the session. It will also be available to view on-screen during the session. Please remember, if you enjoy these meetings, make a donation of $5 through Paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Join us on November 6th, 2021 from 1PM to 3PM for a session led by Karen Hayes looking at the Devil card and our shadow-selves.
The Devil Made Me (Not) Do It: What’s Holding You Back from Living Your Best Life?
Aspects of our shadow selves can hold us back from achieving goals and living our best lives. As we move towards the darkest part of the year, we will use the Devil card to explore root causes of the self-imposed bonds that keep us stuck in unhealthy patterns or prevent us from acting on goals.
Working in dyads, we use a combination of Tarot spreads to identify what is keeping us stuck/bound and what would help release those bonds. We will use EFT/Tapping to release the emotional blocks identified through this process.
November is a good time to undertake this activity. We will be entering the darkest time of the year (shadow) and January is often a time of resolution and new intention. It would be helpful to remove what holds us back so we can step into the new year with positive energy and the freedom to move forward.
Participants need only one Tarot deck. Preferably with a Devil card they resonate with.
We will meet via ZOOM, and link will be shared by email and in our Facebook group.
Please join us on Saturday, October 2, 2021 for our monthly virtual Mass Tarot Meet-up via ZOOM. In this session, Sandra Haynes will return with new insights connecting tarot to the work of Chilean economist Manfred Max-Neef. She will discuss how the 9 Fundamental Human needs can be used as numerical keywords in any reading format as an added layer to help identify which basic human needs (as opposed to wants) are concerning the questioner. She will show how these needs run through all the stories illustrated in the RWS minor arcana, modified by the suit’s energies to arrive at different outcomes. She will also discuss her totally nonscientific method she used to gather data on what abundance means personally to her. We will do two readings with a focus on how we can shift from a scarcity to abundance mindset by focusing on better meeting our 9 fundamental human needs. Please bring your favorite tarot deck.
Zoom link will be shared, once created in our Facebook group as well as by email notification. Alternatively, you can contact Jill at email@example.com or Carolyn at Carolyn@southpathsancturary.com.
Please join us on Saturday, Sept 4th, 2021 for part two of our exploration of the flora and fauna of tarot. We will once again be meeting virtually via Zoom from 1PM to 3PM.
This month we will begin with a short show and tell of your botanical or nature-based decks if you choose to use them. We will then look at some of the Flora in the Rider Waite deck before moving onto some creative activities using plants as botanical archetypes. Finally we will read and share a few nature inspired mini spreads. If you would like to share and use a nature (plant-inclusive) tarot or oracle deck for this session, that is wonderful, but not exclusively necessary. You will be able to participate in all activities with any deck and any level of (or lack of) knowledge about plants, herbs, trees and flowers. Although having a phone with which to “Google” or plant guide book nearby for looking things up might be helpful.
Zoom link will be shared by email and in our Facebook group a few days in advance. You can also contact Jill or Carolyn if need be. See “contacts” tab.