Start the year with Tarot! Our next Mass Tarot session will be Saturday, January 7 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 2016, identify a focus for 2017, and use a special spread to glimpse the lessons of upcoming seasons of 2017 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.
You’ll leave with a handout that includes ideas for working with the spread throughout the whole of 2017 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 the Selecting of a Solstice Seed (that Carolyn does in her Soul Path Sanctuary) to finding a New Year’s Seed and arrive with that to be at the center of the spread that we do on the 7th To find your seed, you may want to set aside a little time for ritual, including:
– Identifying what you need to release and let go of before setting off into the next cycle of light and the new year. You might sit in the dark and imagine what you want released being taken into the dark to be composted, to be transformed.
– Light candles and celebrate your new lightness.
– Pull a Tarot or oracle card or two to represent your Solstice Seed of the New. Before jumping to meaning making, just let the images settle into your heart.
Please join us for our December meet-up on 12/3/16 at the Lilly Library in Florence, Mass from 1PM to 3pM.
The Minoan Tarot is inspired by the female-oriented, peaceful civilisation of Ancient Crete, who celebrated the Goddess, the beauty and sacredness of nature, creativity and sexuality. The 78 cards are rooted in the art, archeology and artifacts of the culture, with each card based on an original Minoan artwork. It’s a well-researched and beautiful set.
Marcianna Caplis will be our guide on this tour of the Minoan Tarot. Please bring a deck that you enjoy and a journal. We hope to see you there. A link to purchase this deck, if desired, will appear in the comments. It is not necessary to have the deck to participate in this session.
Our November Mass Tarot meeting will be held on November 5th, 2016 at the Lilly Library in Florence, Mass, from 1PM to 3PM. Hope to see you there!!!
Tarot Timing Method presented by Wayne Limberger
The common method for judging the timing of events using tarot cards – usually a variation of “Wands/Fire = hours or days; Swords/Air = weeks; Cups/Water = months and Pentacles/Earth = years” – leaves a lot to be desired. Quite often, the context of the question makes a prediction of “hours,” “days” or “years” using this approach completely unreasonable. Barley’s Timing Method dispenses with the notion of suit correspondences and uses the 12-phase division of many standard systems of time measurement. It employs all 78 cards and a significator to locate the event in time. The anticipated time frame – hours, days, weeks, months, quarters or years – is chosen in advance based on present knowledge of the situation, and adjusted if necessary.
Attendees should bring their favorite standard or pocket-size tarot deck (this is a large layout), and a question they want to put to the timing spread. A significator card should be “charged” with the question or, if desired, the outcome card from a previous reading for which timing was uncertain can be used. This will be a hands-on session that will cover the working of the timing method in practical terms.
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.”
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.
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.
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!!
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)