This week’s Harrow card, The Locksmith, is a mercenary of sorts. The card is aligned Lawful Neutral, so while the aim of the Locksmith is to help, they only do exactly what has been asked of them and nothing more. Likewise, they would offer the same type of help to anyone else who employed them. The Locksmith has no allegiances to anything or anyone except their mission.
So what is the Locksmith’s mission? The Locksmith holds the keys to any lock you may come across, whether that’s a door, a treasure chest, or a set of manacles. They provide the tools needed to access areas that are closed off or inaccessible, allowing us to continue on our own path. But the Locksmith only cares about the keys, not about where any doors they open may lead, and the Locksmith cannot provide aid beyond opening the lock.
When the Locksmith appears in a spread, it often indicates someone or something has the key to whatever is blocking our path. Sometimes, the Locksmith can even be ourselves, a reminder that we often hold our own set of mental, emotional, and psychic keys. However, the Locksmith only provides the keys and nothing more; it is up to us to determine if opening the door is a wise choice or if we are, in fact, opening the right door in the first place.
The Locksmith is a reminder to us that no lock is truly unbreakable. The keys are there if we know where to look. But it is also a reminder for us to carefully consider our own path and whether or not it’s what we truly want. In many ways, it can be a “careful what you wish for” kind of sentiment, a warning to fully consider the consequences of our actions. After all, some doors once open, may never close again.
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