Card of the Day is from The Faeries’ Oracle by Brian Froud. Words are from the accompanying guidebook.
THE GUARDIAN AT THE GATE
Passages to new life. Openings. Gatekeeping.
Drawing this card indicates that a passage is being made to the beginning of something new in our lives. It speaks of new opportunities and new openings. Passing through this gate may lead to a physical journey, a mental or an emotional one, or a journey of the spirit. It always leads to adventure. This gateway will also lead to significant change in our lives. The passage through such a gate changes us.
The gate we face may not seem like much, the decision to enter may not seem to be a matter of great moment, but the presence of the Guardian at the Gate tells us that something important is happening. It indicates that going forward through that gate is no small thing, but something to be approached with awareness and prayerfulness. We are embarking on a new phase of our lives, and there will be no going back once this gate has been passed. That is the kind of transition the Guardian at the Gate leads us to – always irrevocable change. We may, of course, ask the Guardian at the Gate for guidance and protection on our journey – and we would be wise to do so.
Alternatively, the presence of the Gatekeeper in a reading may indicate that the querent is being asked to help open a gate for someone else, to help provide an opportunity for them. The job of a gatekeeper (or gatekeeper’s assistant) is merely to open the gate, not to push people through it.