Never Keep An Obsolete Key

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Master Key - keys are magical symbols and feature in fairy tales. Key symbolism illustrated by an enchanted key

Key symbolism is for real. They are emblems for so many things. I hired a Gemini locksmith who naturally knew everything.   

These are some of the things he told me. 

When you can’t get in your front door because the key does not work all of a sudden, it is time to re-examine your life.

Keys are an initiation. You can see that in all the fairy tales.

Keys have the power to open or close things, so they are sacred. You can lock something up forever as in secret inside of a vault, or you can open the door to a new dimension.

The Ancient Romans invented keys. It was one of the keys to their success as an empire and a big set of keys used to be a status symbol. The keys were often ornate and inscribed with magical symbols. Locksmiths in these ancient days had allegiance to the temple of Athena.

An obsolete key on your key ring or even just in your house somewhere is not right. It symbolizes that you have the key, but you don’t know what it is for, there is no lock for it. It should be thrown away or even better, buried.

Everyone should have a master key. It’s fantastic housewitchery.

And, I might add, Hermes/Mercury and Hecate, the Queen of the Witches ‘rule’ keys.

Always heed key symbolism or omens around keys. Notice, for example, when someone takes your keys ‘by mistake.’

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ponycat

Keys have been on my mind a lot lately so glad you relinked to this post. I’ve left a set of keys in my work apron, dreamt I found a part of my car key under my car, locked myself out of my house and had a key thrown at me in a dream. Going inside to get rid of any loose keys hanging around right now!

Also tickets have been a big symbol lately…

Aqua-cap-Gemini
Aqua-cap-Gemini

I lost my keys a few days before New Years. Down at the local water and play park. Thankfully a week earlier I’d listened to an intuitive prompt to install the spares in the shed. A few return visits to the park turned up nothing. Last Monday after collecting my bi-weekly espresso, another vibe says, just drop into the local Police station. You’ll be surprised. Sure enough, some kind anonymous stranger had handed my keys in, at precisely the same time as I first returned to the park to look for them. The whole time my keys were gone, this… Read more »

Electric Eel Libran
Electric Eel Libran

Science Ninja Team Gatchaman fanart???! Lovely! (might have been called Battle of the Planets in your area.)

Tee
Tee

Lol! Love that the locksmith was so epic. Do you ask/divine the sign of everyone you meet, Mystic, or do they blurt it out when they find out you’re an astrologer? Also, what is it with keys these days? My partner left for a trip recently and left me her car, but forgot to leave the keys. I didn’t realize this until I needed the car, was super stressed because I couldn’t get in touch and remembered that there was a spare but couldn’t find it, and then finally she texted me the hiding place (it was still unpacked –… Read more »

muddy taurus
muddy taurus

I’ve always kept keys. People I know give me their old keys, I have them from old cars, old apartments, old trucks I’ve never owned, old handcuffs that don’t exist anymore and skeleton keys to locks I own but don’t have access to anymore. I once came home and found a key on my patio table with a red plastic house as a key marker and still haven’t found the door it will open. And last week during my move I turned in keys, got new keys and lost the keys to a job that I abhor. The universe speaks,… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Mystic, do you use the yellow pages, or do you hold a seance when you need to locate a tradie? It sounds like you got Hermes himself.

emg
emg

Funny I am waiting on my removal men to arrive back at the flat to help me find my three wardrobe keys! Great big three bay heavy wooden wardrobe and I cannot get into it to use half of my clothes still stuck in there. I have always loved keys, very symbolic and releasing. But I will go throw out any I have no idea about these days. That seems like a good idea as they bug me subconsciously. I love trades who bring authentic selves with them.

Centaurus
Centaurus

Seriously… all this from a locksmith?!?

This guy is a freakin guru and/or immersed in his craft from a state of being that many may dismiss or trivialise. What a special exchange this is… omens (or should I say keys) ahead on your journey!

Centaurus
Centaurus

And… not referring to anyone on the blog or any comments … just a sweeping generalisation 🙂

Pegasus
Pegasus

There was a door to which there was no key
there was a veil past which i could not see
some spoke a while of thee & me
there was and then no more
of me & thee.

Omar Khyam…..astrologer, poet, mystic between 10-12th century Persia.

Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot

I love the Fiztgerald translation….

snowpea
snowpea

A couple of years ago I was camping alone in a remote location on an island off Tasmania. I went on a 7 hour bushwalk and somewhere, somehow I lost my car keys along the way. No way to leave, no phone reception. Big problem. There happened to be a very nice guy camping nearby who did his utmost to help me get into the car and get it started (we failed). Because of that we had an incredibly romantic and memorable night and he moved in with me for the last 5 weeks of his holiday. We weren’t destined… Read more »

fallen angel
fallen angel

My Goddess, everyone should have pithy Gemini locksmith, is that Magically Mercurial or wot? I’d love one. But I do have my landlord who is fantastically quick when it comes to changing keys as relates to having dumped an awol lover who possesses a copy. All he says is, Break up? (grunt, proceeds to change locks). Haven’t been here in ages, inter-galactic flights from Uranus and back don’t exactly work on a set schedule. One minute, it’s kismet, the next it’s a fuq no moment. But speaking of keys, I just lost half my keychain.. it had Angel on it… Read more »

sweetpea
sweetpea

haha Fallen

I have triple AAA for flat tires, lock outs…My little Honda Fit ran out of gas here outside the gates where I live…AAA to the rescue. A girl needs to know after all how far she can push the limits ,don’t you think?

fallen angel
fallen angel

Jinx! I have a Honda Fit too..and I just had to replace 2 tires, and service the other 2 due to a “supposed act of vandalism” where the techs think someone let air out of my tires.

Long story, but you know.. so AAA rescued me 3x last week. Wasn’t sure what the message was? You’re not going anywhere?

Pegasus
Pegasus

Do you know how to do those Hourary Charts that Myst & Kim can do…seems to work finding for lost objects, even lost lovers even?
Ooops misplaced him so now i’ll replace him.
A Chess game came to mind, the gods of olympus moving us around like chess pieces purely for amusement.

fallen angel
fallen angel

Or did we write the Gods in for OUR amusement? Not sure..but either way works, if it provides meaning no?

Lost lovers are lost for a reason. I think it was Steinbeck in his letter to his son Thom about love who said, “nothing good ever gets away”…and look we’re all still here 🙂

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

I’d be interested to know if he was strong Scorp as well. All the strong Scorp people I know love locks/keys. Years ago I gave my multi-Scorp niece one of those lockable diaries and she LOVED it 🙂 Scorp rising / 8th house moon ex had hundreds of locks and was obsessed with keys, locks, safes, fake decoy safes etc etc.

The Leo Socialite
The Leo Socialite

Yet again i am left to wonder if mystic has a spy camera in my house.

i found two small keys on my key ring yesterday and have been trying to work out what they are for but they fit nohing and i do not recall ever being told what they are for or why they are there.

and for some reason this felt significant to me THEN I SEE THIS POST

xx
xx

I got a new set of keys today just before reading this post . Ran around like a little kid trying each one. Have a spare that doesn’t seem to fit anywhere. Hidden door waiting to be freed.

Twinfishrising
Twinfishrising

Like Pegs, I am sans key for both home and bike. I have discovered a way of fiddling with a damaged padlock that imitates the bike being locked up with a chain. Sag midheaven.

But Mystic, as I read this I couldn’t shake the suspicion that he was actually playing a game of trust me, I’m a locksmith.

Twinfishrising
Twinfishrising

I lock up when I go away, otherwise the keys live in their door on the inside..i wonder what means?

calypso
calypso

haha, I went away for 4 days last year and left the back door completely OPEN! Wonder what that means!

Pegasus
Pegasus

To Calypso & Twinny: it subconsciously means you dislike keys and their meaning just like me. Believing ideally we should not have to lock house, car and bike in a honest world.

Conscientious Objector to anything that is locked 🙂

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

Good old Saggo optimism and honesty, Pegs 😀

calypso
calypso

you’re right Pegs – was that the hangup that James Spader’s character had in Sex, Lies & Videotape? I don’t recall, just remember him saying “too many keys….”

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

it means you are trusting? Or trust the Universe will look after you 🙂 Katakan tried to convince me to change the locks after my tenant moved out, because apparently that’s what tenants do – they get a copy of the keys and come back months later to rob you 😯 I said she can’t get a copy of the building front door key because permission from the body corporate is required. He said she could have a locksmith friend who might bend the rules. Sheesh, and they think Scorps are paranoid. Well, “security” is associated with Cancers. Who could… Read more »

calypso
calypso

or absentminded….lol 🙂

Re: the Katakan’s theory or vulnerability 😯 This Scorp couldn’t live with that kind of paranoid energy!

Which I guess means you’re right Scorpy, I an conscious about my rejection of the discourses of fear and insecurity because I believe it’s no way to live. So Pegs is spot on too, but strangely I don’t have anything in Sagg! Just my Sagg-envy which has returned since Prog Moon went into Cap recently 😀

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

vulnerability does not go down well with my Cap Asc or my Sagg moon 😐

Prog moon in Cap eh… cool!!
You’ll be super earthy with your Toro Asc! Hmmmm don’t you just love the smell of earth?… I do 🙂 My progressed Sun is in Cap.

Looking forward to my progressed Moon in LIbra Counting the days!! Been so serious and nit-picky with Virgo moon. Have enough Virgo in my chart already thank you!

calypso
calypso

I don’t know if your Scorpy bits would like vulnerability either – what do you think?

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

Probably not. LOL 🙂 Toughen up will ya! I like people with balls!!!

calypso
calypso

lol 😉

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

Oh good to hear FF. 😀 I could do with a breathe of fresh air!! It’s been so heavy lately. My natal Virgo stellium is in 8th.
Thank goddess for my Venus in libra! but with Saturn turning the screws (2° off my sun and applying) I need a lot more air!! Prog moon floats into Libra on Dec 17. Too far away 🙁 Maybe I should plan my short trip away to coincide & make the most if it.

fluidfeline
fluidfeline

Hey Scorpybot – I can tell you I LOVE the move of my prog Sun into Libby Fleur from my natal virgo packed 7th house. I have nothing in Libra (8th) and goddess I can feel the difference. My chart lacks air – only Gem Venus – so you can imagine the breathe of fresh air 🙂 x

Saturnalien
Saturnalien

I was advised by the (hot married) real estate agent who sold me my palace to change the locks so ex rental tenants can’t come back and rob me.

Meh, no Saggo moon here, but I can’t be arsed worrying about that sort of shit either! (Even the fact that my palace was a local drug house at some stage of its history is not enough to make me want to call in a locksmith!)

Scorpbot
Scorpbot

So refreshing to be among like-minded souls 🙂
What’s that saying about fear?
Focus on them long enough and they will be realised. You know what I mean…

Miss Leo
Miss Leo

Well at least it sounds like he’s passionate about his livelihood.

Andromeda
Andromeda

Well he is the key master..

xx
xx

Which makes mystic the gate keeper… Oops ghost busters flashback

Mel
Mel

Amazing!!! Lately my door has been broken and ANY key will open it!

xox RLP xox
xox RLP xox

WOMAN YOU ARE SPOOKILY on point – as usual!! have spent much of life self-diagnosed as ‘key phobic’ – an affliction now DELETED thanks to this post MM!!! early Saturday morn – on an airport collection mission post house clean blitz – SLAM – car door auto locks. keys inside. worse – spare set was weirdly in my bag on passenger seat!! burned $150 releasing them, half what the car club charge – but the process of releasing keys was surprisingly cathartic. key dude effortlessly unlocked & the eureka flash was – it’s easy = not hard – to release… Read more »

sweetpea
sweetpea

“The Heart is the Doorway to God”

Posted this video here three or four yrs ago. Still hear it on Klove radio here in the desert…It’s a Christian station. I don’t care where inspiration comes from as long as I remain inspired…

That is my key…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LQH6UDi15s

toromojorising
toromojorising

Hmm.. I have lost the keys to my padlocked storage unit – where almost all my (very few) earthly possessions have resided for the past nine months while I lived on the yacht in Antarctica, and then roadtripped around America. What does this mean? I am trying to resettle in Melbourne and resume a somewhat normal life but I appear to be thwarted at every turn. Losing the storage unit keys is symbolic. Either I don’t need the stuff in there or I should be following my northern star in another direction?

Saturnalien
Saturnalien

Years ago I was upset at losing a set of keys (mainly because I had a kick arse key ring that couldn’t be replaced) and I remember some of the Japanese peeps at my Aikido dojo telling me it was good luck to lose your keys as it indicated new beginnings. NFI if that’s any help, just thought I’d throw it out there though…

toromojorising
toromojorising

Oooh, thanks Saturnalien. I’ll take it as good luck and find some bad ass bolt cutters to access my stuff.

megkey
megkey

Sooo…. what does it mean that my last name is KEY!

Pi
Pi

huh. I’ve been deliberately keeping a lot of keys I find, as the nucleus of an art project idea thing.

Mystic, your FB post about Cameron Conaway. Just read a bit about him. I think I am in love. Cage fighter? Writer and social justice type? award winning poet? OMG have you *seen* the images where he is in the ring? cage, whatever? HOT
Makes my pisces sun /Venus in Aries go a leeeetle bit crazy

Saturnalien
Saturnalien

You’re tripping my head out again Mystic; first with a key illo on one of the scopes and now this post! I had this whole weird ‘key’ symbolism synchro shizz going on for a while a few years ago, and it just started up again recently. I need to go de-clutter my key ring and ponder the wisdom of your locksmith…

calypso
calypso

I just dropped 3 keys…

Saturnalien
Saturnalien

Welcome to the twighlight zone…

catfish moon
catfish moon

Love this! I get rid of old keys instantly.

scorpbot
scorpbot

me too! 🙂 It’s just something that’s always come naturally.

Just realised Katakan lover has my spare keys (he was helping me renovate). Must get them back. He doesn’t have the key to my heart.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

me three! i get scared of random keys that open nothing…i think, what gate are you waiting to open when i’m unawares? Never keep one once i’ve tried it in everything.

S
S

At the start of my psychotic brain snap, I took the keys to the swimming pool and buried them in the dry hard earth. The story about these keys was that they had been missing for about a year before I found them and then buried them.
With hindsight I see this action as my physical self still trying to keep those buried secrets.

Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot

ha! Genius! I must toss my obsolete keys.

I’m guessing you live in the kind of area where you are likely to find loquacious, mystical locksmiths. Heh.

Catherine Cox
Catherine Cox

Keys are ruled by Hermes trigestimus but also by Hecate. Her symbol is the key. To other dimensions. I think

Panda Girl
Panda Girl

Spookily apt. I get the keys to my new abode (and, arguably, life stage) tomorrow. I’ve been wondering what to do with the old keys on my keyring…

CR
CR

Gorgeous avatar!

davidl
davidl

Hope he wasn’t charging by the hour.
What is it about locksmiths, everyone I’ve met has strange story’s ? And they charge like wounded bulls.

Raché (Aqua/Tauri)
Raché (Aqua/Tauri)

It’s quite an odd job, imagine it attracts odd people…and that they all have crazy stories from on the job!

fluidfeline
fluidfeline

Same. It’s like they think they are super trustworthy and all-knowing like (some) shrinks. Personally I would have internally freaked out listening to this locksmith if it were me right now. Have a LOT of schizz going on and just would not want that kind of boundary transition from paid tradie.

fluidfeline
fluidfeline

boundary “transgression”!

Pegasus
Pegasus

Current affair had story on locksmiths, David, cowboy unprofessionals who will just unlock your house with
asking for you ID, so if you were a housebreaker, viola, unlocked for a callout fee.
Locksmiths United want all in their line of work, registered & licensed now.

pegasus
pegasus

What an interesting locksmith who has researched his career (not ‘job’ if it’s worth going deeper into your work.) Personally dislike keys coz it means LOCKING when prefer to leave all open (a Sagg trait?). Then again did feel quite important back in the days of 2 premises & 2 cars, very 80’s ideology that no longer grows corn. After 10 months the road to me is opened, the local dog walkers were out last night celebrating, freedom! No longer have to navigate 5 sets of lights, 1 train track & 2 tram tracks by car just to go to… Read more »

fallen angel
fallen angel

That is the Ultra Sagg being sagacious! Yes, when in pain, move. Stopping only induces paralysis and who wants that?

pegasus
pegasus

The body wants what the body wants, not so Angel?
Digging deep into the cause emotionally, physicaly & spiritually. The coiled serpent making itself known, having a hissy fit about being woken by Spring 🙂

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

Far out. When I moved into this 100 yr old house, I was given a skeleton key that would unlock all of the original locks on all of the interior, original doors of the house. The doorknobs & plates are brass, very ornate, gorgeous. The skeleton key looks equally ethereal; magical, like it transcends space & time. I’ve hid it away for safe keeping. It doesn’t belong to me: it belongs to The House. I’ve changed many houses, cars, etc & have never kept the keys to those things when I’ve moved on. They were never mine in the first… Read more »

calypso
calypso

I once met a soulmate. One of the first things i said to him, joking, when I heard what his job was: “Maybe you’re the key to my future”.

After talking to him a couple of times: “I think maybe you’re the key to me.”

Last time we spoke. Spooked.

emg
emg

damn and blast these spooky men. What a profound thing to say… how beautiful. I despair sometimes I really do. I have a puzzle piece I’m missing right now. You could call that a key to creating the whole picture.

calypso
calypso

thanks eng, it was a beautiful connection but not to be. I’ll admit he inspired my last real trek through LZ territory, and now I like to think he taught me the folly of the zombie trap.

sassafras
sassafras

I want to print this and stick it to my doorway

Ainslie
Ainslie

Wow. When I do, get back home there are some keys that have a date with the rubbish. Thankyou.

Rei
Rei

Aw. I kind of like hanging on to old keys. I do like the idea of burying old keys as a way to purposefully let go of something from your past though…. if you want to. 😉

Raché (Aqua/Tauri)
Raché (Aqua/Tauri)

Hah! Just before I went to ask for help for my severe depression and addiction issues I lost my car keys. Looked EVERYWHERE for them. I had heard they would cost hundreds of dollars to replace because I drive an old BMW and that is common with the newer sets. So I stayed holed up in the house for WEEKS avoiding it, avoiding everything, hitting bottom, freaking out. Finally I decided to get keys and get help/help myself, face things head on. When I went to stick my new set (which was only $50! Freakout for nothing…) THE OLD KEYS… Read more »

LeoEscapeArtist
LeoEscapeArtist

LOL 🙂

xox RLP xox
xox RLP xox

gold!!

Kiriko
Kiriko

Haha PERFECT, good story! Go figure huh?

Hermes
Hermes

Correction has

Hermes
Hermes

What if one had many keys all to difference doors
And what about vaults one who has more than one ??

Domestic Triffid
Domestic Triffid

Oh Thankyou Gorgeous Lady !

I was *just* looking for a spell for a new house 😀

Bury the old keys – New Moon coming up.

Make a Master Key – Full Moon Eclipse.

The odd thing is that I’ve been madly buying key-ring charms for the last couple of months. My keys actually look like some sort of ju-ju fetish *anyway*. Time to hone and focus !

pegasus
pegasus

Beads ‘n bones, feathers dropped by a parrot, an i ching coin and a sliced shell entwined in plaited chamois/leather?

O that’s not you DT…….it’s ME in a Sagg time lapse.

Domestic Triffid
Domestic Triffid

LOLZ ! I wear the parrot feathers plaited into my hair 😀

But yeah – various blingy things, many different rocks, a silver teapot… gotta get me to Benjamins crafts and pick up some supplies and do it properly. Think I might add sacred jewellery to my repertoire 😀

shiniest
shiniest

your keys represent the complexity of your life .. currently I have four …. my life most simple right now ????

Taurus Midheaven
Taurus Midheaven

The Key and the Fountain was one of the most memorable books from my childhood. Very apt for NN-Mercury-Venus-Saturn at the home base of my chart.

Taurus Midheaven
Taurus Midheaven

…and currently transiting through Scorpio

Karen
Karen

One of my favorite things about this web site is how many good book recs I get through the comments section. Am off to the library to check this one out. Thanks!