“When this card appears it is an indication that tools are available to your understanding. The key leads to revealing what has been hidden or unseen. If you possess the key, then you become the opener of the ways before you.”
“The key is one of the traditional symbols of the goddess Hecate as a guardian of the gateway. It is she who unlocks the mysteries that await us. The key is a symbol of the seeker of hidden truths and hidden knowledge. The card depicts the key resting on a black bag. Here we note that the mysteries are sometimes hidden from us in the darkness. Darkness is where we have yet to shed light.”
“You approach the Crone’s cottage and she bids you enter. Before you can say anything she produces a black bag and sets it on her desk. The Crone opens the bag and pulls out an old key. She looks up and says ‘This is for you, and for all who seek that which cannot yet be seen’. The Crone tells you that to carry the key is to be one who is the opener and the closer. To carry a key is to possess the potential to unlock the Inner Mysteries.”
“You realize that you have been entrusted with something that you have yet to fully understand. You accept the key, and the Crone directs you to a path that will take you behind the lake. You place the key in its bag and keep it securely tucked away as you head down the path.”
Today’s message is from A Traveler’s Guide to The Well Worn Path by Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor with art by Mickie Mueller.