Mass Tarot Meeting, May 2, 2020: What Makes a “Good” Tarot Deck?

Please join us on Saturday May 2nd, from 1PM to 3PM for a virtual Mass Tarot Meeting via ZOOM.

Sandra Haynes will lead an open discussion about what qualities make a “good” tarot deck using the four tarot elements/suits as a framework. We will collect our criteria & opinions for use in a future meeting about what makes a good tarot deck review.

We will also discuss what people are buying, selling and trading in the open market and In other words, which decks are treasured and which are frequently passed around. Jill will talk about how to buy a used deck online, what to be wary of and how to sell one yourself.

We will be creating lots of space for opinion & self expression as well as sharing valuable information and we would love to have you join us!!   If you are interested in participating you need to email Jill or Carolyn to get the link to the Zoom meeting.  Alternatively,  you could message us through Facebook or comment on the event (once it is posted) in our Mass Tarot Facebook group and I will message you the link. We are concerned about privacy so we can’t share the link publicly and we ask that you do not share it either.  Mass Tarot in person and online shall  remain a safe and sacred space if we all commit to preserving it.



Tarot Decks

Mass Tarot Meeting, April 4, 2020 via Zoom (online only): Tarot, Help! Tarot in Times of Crisis

Our meeting this month will take place online, rather than in-person.  Please see the details that Carolyn has graciously laid out below.
Join us for Mass Tarot via Zoom at our usual time 1pm on the first
Saturday of the moonth, April 4th. You can join with video or just
audio, via computer or telephone. All details on how to connect are
Our topic is: Tarot, help! Bring the deck that you find most helpful
for use in times of crisis.
We will begin with a go-around sharing cards pulled in response to the
plea, Tarot, help!, to gather individual and collective insight into
what help is being offered to us through the Tarot for these times.
Then those who are willing/have something to offer will share for up
to/around 10 minutes about a practice, ritual, or recent reading
they’ve done that could be helpful for moving in the most beneficial
way possible through the challenges we face.
For example, I will share walking the soul path of the Hermit reading
I did with suggestions for practices to work with our emotions. Who
else has something to share?
At the end, we’ll experiment with being in smaller break out groups to
just chat a bit after the end of the formal session like we usually
do. FYI, I have been using Zoom for awhile, but this will be the first
time I organize break out groups. We’ll see how it goes. I’m taking
the Fool as my guide.
I’m setting up the Zoom meeting so you can arrive 15 minutes or so
early if you haven’t used Zoom before. It’s pretty simple. I’ll do
what I can to help people get connected until 1pm when we start. And
my cell is 413-529-9759 if we need to tech trouble shoot that way.
Here is the invite:
Carolyn Cushing is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Mass Tarot April Session
Time: Apr 4, 2020 12:45 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Please see the Mass Tarot Facebook page for the link to join or email Carolyn at

March Mass Tarot Meeting: Making Oracle Cards to Overcome Creative Blocks

Please join us on Saturday, March 7th from 1PM to 3PM at the Lilly Library in Florence, Mass, for a session led by Jendi Reiter.

In this multimedia exercise for overcoming emotional blocks to creativity, we will make oracle cards from collage materials to encourage risk-taking in our writing. By embracing the serendipity of found materials, and exchanging our anonymous creations with other workshop members, we can playfully explore our feelings around giving and receiving inspiration.

*Optional:  Bring along any crafting materials that you may want to use or share, and a pair of scissors.




February 2020 Mass Tarot Meeting: Tarot-Moon Magic with Jill Scott

Please join us on Saturday, February 1st, 2020 at the Lilly Library in Florence, Mass, from 1pm to 3pm for our monthly Mass Tarot meet-up.  This month we will be exploring how moon phase energy, when combined with the tarot, can offer us a practice that encourages self evaluation, expression and evolution in all forms. We will explore how the moon encourages our shadow selves to rest and reflect and our brightest light to shine. This session will involve a good deal of writing so you will need a journal; ideally, one that is both a journal and a calendar. I will bring some printed calendars as well for those who want them.  Bring any deck that reads you well and that you feel comfortable allowing to guide you.  RSVP to if you can or on the Massachusetts Tarot Society Facebook group event posting (will go up later this evening).  It helps to plan ahead for handouts and other materials.  Hope to see you there! moon photo

January 4, 2020: Annual Wheel of the Year Tarot Reading

Please join us on Saturday, January 4th, 2020, from 1PM to 3PM for our annual Wheel of the Year tarot reading led by Carolyn Cushing. If you have your WOTY notes from last year, bring them along. This practice is reflective as well as predictive. 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. Weather looks to be just rain, as of right now, hopefully that will not change. In case of a snow event we will post the reschedule plans here.  Please bring a comfortable deck to work with, and your tarot journal if you keep one.


Mass Tarot Meeting, December 2019: Tarot and Your Music Playlist

Please join us on December 7th, 2019 for our monthly meet-up.  We will be meeting at Lilly Library in Florence from 1PM to 3PM.
The Tarot Deck in Your Music Playlist

Sandra Haynes will share how Tarot archetypes are embedded in the music we love and how putting your playlist on shuffle can be a way to listen (or dance) a tarot reading.

Bring a link to your favorite song, a tarot deck, and earbuds if you have them.



Mass Tarot Meeting, November 2019: Tarot Show and Tell

Please come to our next monthly Tarot meeting, this Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Lily Library from 1pm to 3pm, hosted by the wonderful Corinne Sharkey.  When you come, bring one or more tarot decks, a show-and-tell item, a suggested reading (if time allows), and feel welcome to describe your show-and-tell item and how it relates to your Tarot practice (in five minutes or less).

This is a repeat of last November’s show-and-tell meeting, but whether you attended then or not, there’s always more to share!!! Last year’s meeting was inspired by the observation that many Tarot readers have other interests that aren’t directly related to Tarot, but that contribute to their interpretation of the cards. You’re welcome to bring something to this meeting to describe in five minutes or less. Share how this interest enriches your view of the world and its possibilities, and how it enhances your insights during a Tarot reading. If time permits, we’ll be happy to try-out a few Tarot spreads that illustrate how a show-and-tell item plays a role in those readings.

Whether you’re new to Tarot, or have enjoyed card-reading for many years, here’s an opportunity to see Tarot (and fellow-readers) in a new way. If you’re not sure what to bring, trust your intuition, bring something you like, and see what happens!image


You Are Invited to Mass Tarot’s Tenth Anniversary Meeting/Birthday Party!

Please join us on October 5th, 2019 at the Lilly Library from 1PM to 3PM for a celebration of ten years of Mass Tarot.  Carolyn has planned a session looking at birth
cards, year cards, and the significance of our our ages both for Mass
Tarot and each of us individually. We’ll end by making wishes for all…And there will be cake!!

*Don’t forget to bring a deck!


September 7, 2019: Managing Predictions and Possibilities with Tarot

Please join us on September 7th, 2019 from 1PM to 3PM at the Lily Library in Florence, Mass for our September Mass Tarot Meeting facilitated by Jill Scott. We will be discussing and exploring the ability/inability of the tarot and the people using the tarot to make predictions. All thoughts and opinions are welcomed and encouraged. One sided discussions are boring!  We will be talking, experimenting and partner reading. Please bring any deck you like and a notebook. You may want to condsider in advance a situation you would like to have a reading about at the meeting. image

Mass Tarot Meeting, August 3, 2019: Tarot For Troubles Times

Please Join us on Saturday August 3rd at Lily Library in Florence from 1PM to 3PM for a Mass Tarot Meet-up facilitated by Carolyn Cushing, and co-hosted by Goundings.

This session is inspired by Tarot for Trouble Times’ premise that we
all have a role to play in taking action, facing personal and
collective shadows, and instigating radical change. We’ll get tastes
and tidbits from the healing, Tarot, action, and magical ideas and
processes described in the book, including:

– Engaging our shadows to release power
– Practices for personal healing work, including learning how to do
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
– Directing our focus with collective and personal year cards.
– Finding our unique way of serving inspired by the Tarot’s Knights

Tarot for Trouble Times is by the dynamic duo of Theresa Reed and
Shaheen Miro. MTS’s Carolyn Cushing is honored and delighted to have
contributed the closing piece in the book on Welcoming Justice with
the Tarot Knights.

Lauren from Groundings will be at the library at 12:30 with copies of
the book for sale and some special decks to check out.

Please be reminded that you should ALWAYS bring a tarot deck and have at least a basic understanding of the Tarot before attending Mass Tarot Meetings.