Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Guardian Of The Gate, from the Faeries’ Oracle, by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth
The Guardian Of The Gate: “Passages to new life. Openings. Gatekeeping”
“The principle task of The Guardian Of The Gate is to facilitate the passage from one realm to another and to block the passage of that which is not ready to pass. These realms may be Earth, Faery, the cosmos of the Singers, or Unity. They can also be considered as levels of reality or states of consciousness. In one state of consciousness we are in the ordinary world, in another we are in Faery or Unity. Our bodies do not move but our minds do. The Guardian Of The Gate of Unity facilitates the passages of humans and faeries into Unity, to be filled by that song when it is their time. We cannot make the mystical experience happen to us; we can only open our hearts wider and wider until we are ready, usually only momentarily, to receive it. The Guardian Of The Gate recognizes our readiness. Along this line, one man in the Oracle on-line group notes, “We see the energy gathering into the starry gate (or streaming out of it) in the picture, but we cannot tell what is happening on the other side of the gate.” This is very suggestive of how these gates and our passages through them can be.
This is the primal spirit of all of the guardians that appear when we are about to step through all metaphorical and most physical gateways. From the guardians of the passages between the worlds to the guardians (doorkeepers) at your own front door, they are all manifestations of one spirit, like facets of different sizes on the surface of one diamond. Naturally, this card shows the Guardian at the gateway to Faery and also to the Faeries’ Oracle itself. Every person, every faery, who has ever helped us through an important passage, was manifesting the energy of the Guardian.
Now the Guardian holds the gate of the otherworld open for us. All we need to do is to enter.
Starter Reading: 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 not 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 Of The Gate leads us to – always to irrevocable change. We may, of course, ask The Guardian Of 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 gate keeper’s assistant) is merely to open the gate, not to push people through it.”
by Brian Froud and Jessica MacBeth
This Gate is a portal to new and previously unexplored dimensions. It is a one way trip to transformation and higher states of awareness. Once stepped through, it is only available to those who have not yet come to it on their journey, for those who have gone through it, it is no longer in the same realm.
The Gate is a calling to the New. It is in perfect alignment with our true Soul path, and will help to correct us on our course. If we have been misdirected, it will guide us back on a journey which will forever change every aspect of our Being.
The Guardian Of The Gateway is a representation of our Soul, speaking to us through our hearts. Whisperings, longings, urgings that can no longer be ignored. Once the decision is made to move forward fearlessly, there is no doubling back; no repeating the old patterns, no believing the old beliefs, no going back to the old ways. Everything here is new, transformative, in perfect Divine Order.
Open up to the guidance of The Guardian Of The Gate. Embrace the opportunities that abound. Embark on this journey with full receptivity; open mind and open heart; knowing that things will never be the same. And that’s a good thing.
Boldly move forward and assist others too; guide them gently forward towards the Gate, allowing them the gift of choice to move through it.
Be the Truth. Be the Way. Be the Light. Be the Love.
And so it is. You are standing before the Gate. It is time to step through.