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 beginnings. 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 forwards through that gate is no small thing, but something to be approached with awareness and prayerfulness. We are embarking on a new phase in 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 to 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 you are 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.