I didn’t imagine in the initial few years of studying the Tarot that I
would end up doing it for a living. I thought it was provocative,
artistic, and mysterious but never imagined for a second that I would
end up reading it for others as a business. So much for self-predictive
In 1975 I was an English major, full-time university student in Toronto
and working a part time job. I didn’t have the time to delve into the
meanings and complexities of the cards. I’d lay out cards for friends
and rather randomly assign meanings to the cards by pondering the
pictures. A mystery I couldn’t stop obsessing about but one I
annoyingly didn’t have the time to unravel. Even at that level, however,
I had enough electrifying and memorable experiences which worked to
pull me back to them whenever I’d get together with a few friends. On
occasion I’d sit cross-legged on my bed laying out cards in answer to a
question or conundrum on my mind.
In 1985, I discovered the Motherpeace
tarot set in the
Toronto Women’s Bookstore. For hours, days and weeks, I poured over this
set. I had never imagined finding such a perfect spiritual path for
me. I had studied yoga, women’s spirituality and the writings of Carl
Jung by this time but this feminist tarot encompassed all these passions
in one place. If you share a passion for women’s spirituality, I highly
recommend her work.
Tarot Parties Like Tupperware in Toronto
Within a few months of initiating the Motherpeace
I was doing Tarot parties and within a few short weeks of launch, I was
galloping all over Toronto doing Tarot parties and having more fun than
I can find the words to describe. Exciting, nerve wracking, heart
warming. I’d found my jam.
In 1987, I was presented with an opportunity to move to San Francisco to
study for my M.A. in counseling. This event shifted the Tarot once
again into the background, returning to activities similar to where I
was while working towards my B.A. years earlier.
In 1990 I moved to Victoria BC and was invited to teach a several
interest evening classes at Camosun College. My 8 week Tarot course
became one of the most popular subjects in their evening offerings. For
me this represented a time of the most powerful learning, deepening and
understanding of the Tarot. If you are struggling to learn the Tarot,
offer a course on it. There is also nothing as joyful and satisfying as
having a group to share your passion with and nothing will motivate you
more keenly to learn it yourself than committing to teach it!
One of my students from years ago, Freda Crake, continues to teach classes near Kingston Ontario and she’s in her ‘70’s!
Whenever I see a notice on facebook that she’s offering another class, I
think about how amazing it is that the work I began so many years ago
continues to proliferate. We can never fully appreciate how far
reaching into the future our work of today will grow. I’ve been alive
long enough to fully appreciate this on so many levels.
Full Feature Articles in Media
It wasn’t until 2003 that the media became intrigued with my work and
ran rather large, full feature articles about my readings at venues such
as the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. This catapulted me into the
limelight and provided me with the impetus I needed to try this work
full time. This year marked my 16th anniversary as a full time Tarot
Excited About Changes Looking Forward
Looking back on the last year and forward to 2020, I’m excited about my
recent work on my youtube channel. I’ve had a channel on youtube for
almost 10 years. Occasionally I uploaded a video, shot at one of my
lectures or media event. It was sporadic and rather random. Last year
however, I launched a series on describing an issue, the cards drawn in
answer to the question and how I interpreted the card in light of the
question, the classic meaning of the card, it’s placement on the layout,
and my own intuition.
To say I’m excited about this project is an understatement. It’s not
huge but its potential is mighty. I keep thinking if it triggers just
one more Freda Crake in the world, it’s worth every moment of effort.
I’m learning more everyday about what people would like to know more
about the Tarot and this project will undoubtedly transform and grow
over the next year and beyond.
I wish you all the best of the season but especially I wish you a
glorious, fulfilling, and loving 2020. What a decade ahead! How
amazing to be here to witness its unfoldment. Always remember you were
meant to be here now. A chosen witness to whatever is destined to
unfold: A time when future generations will say, “I wish I had been
Just a reminder I do Gift Certificates! I can send it to you via email
attachment and you can print it off and put it in a card for a loved
one. I’ve done thousands of gift readings over the years and its always
been received with great joy. Unique, memorable and often more deeply
valued than a silly object never used.
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Skype Contact: kathleen.meadows
Cell Phone 778-433-9145
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