"With the Death card, the idea is re-birth. In order to make space for something new — even if you think about it mathematically or scientifically — something has to let go so that newness can emerge. So the idea is: what are you willing to soften, or loosen, so that you can make more space? You can make your interpretation subtle, you can make it as intense as you want, but the idea is, what can you do to make space?"
Watch Kim Krans discuss the Death card, delve into her history with the tarot, share strategies for incorporating the cards into a daily practice and much more on KATU's AM Northwest and Afternoon Live.
"The tarot is not an end; it's a means. People get confused...And I just don't believe that any tool is the end. The end is so vast, and mysterious, and powerful — beyond our wildest dreams. All these tools that we use to get there are just the boat we use to get off the shore we typically stay on — ignorance is a strong word, but it's Avidya, which in Sanskrit is a kind of not-knowing. When we use the tarot, we get in the boat, launch off the shore, and remember we have a deeper self and a deeper purpose for being here...It's all kind of a mystery."
Kim Krans chats about her evolution as an artist, the purpose of the tarot, why artists need to keep going, the importance of trusting your gut, and so much more on The Secret Library and Progressive Spirit podcasts.